Tag Archives: Woody Allen

Being (Funny) and Nothingness: Phenomenology of the Poop Joke

To be who you are is to avoid the itch: (as in): Who knows dot dot dot. (Y’know.) -Robert Ashley, Perfect Lives: The Church Jokes work in a variety of ways far too numerous to be summed up in a blog post, and their manner continuously changes at a speed where it’s difficult to keep […]

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is the 2008 financial crash re-imagined as A Streetcar Named Desire. Cate Blanchett, whose performance was briefly overshadowed during the winter by the rape accusations against director Woody Allen, plays Jeanette “Jasmine” Francis. Jasmine, a former member of the 1%, has crashed hard into the 99% after her husband, a sleazy Wolf of […]