Nicholas Whittaker

Nicholas Whittaker

philosophy student! yay film!

Favorite films

  • Lisa and the Devil
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Kagero-za

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  • Chameleon Street

    ★★★★½

  • Possessor

    ★★★★

  • The Square

    ★★★★½

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    ★★★★½

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  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    I guess we truly still aren't ready to figure out alternative ways of making beautiful oppressive trauma without transfiguring it into a white-male power trip because this movie did that and y'all ain't even give a shit :(

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Watching this after just reading Harper on Brechtian alienation and black aesthetics and Quashie on aliveness was brilliant! Taken together, they really help explain why a) Marina is so lovable to me, b) why the film isn't a social critique, and c) why that is like,,,ok! Marina speaks through the film (sometimes despite rather than because of Almodovar), and articulates a particular kind of immediacy: namely, the immediacy of aliveness that is prior to all politics but not to the…