The Complex – Chapter VIII: “It’s Chill”

Sarah sighed and got out of bed, swinging her feet onto the thin carpet. It was a half an hour before she actually needed to get up, but sleep had only come¬†intermittently: 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there. Pulling on and zipping up a purple hoodie, she walked over to the frosty window, which looked…Read more The Complex – Chapter VIII: “It’s Chill”

Film Review: A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable, just to be able to go on living." This line, uttered by Michael Fassbender's Carl Jung near the conclusion of David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, is indicative of the film's gravity and ambition. Focusing primarily on Jung's semi-fruitful/semi-tortured relationships with Viggo Mortensen's Sigmund Freud¬†and Keira Knightly's Sabrina Spielrein,…Read more Film Review: A Dangerous Method (2011)

Philosophy of the Bedroom: On The Insights and Limitations of Sade’s Dialectic

In his day the Marquis de Sade was a social pariah, an embarrassment to his family and a lecher whose pornographic sensibilities attracted the derision of Napoleon himself. However, in the roughly 200 years since his rather unremarkable death at the Charenton Asylum, Sade's life and work have been the subject of a revival and…Read more Philosophy of the Bedroom: On The Insights and Limitations of Sade’s Dialectic