Lifeforce

I didn’t watch this movie in the days of yore, but as far as movies from the 1980s go this one fits in nicely in the genre. The story is a cross between Alien and Underworld, but with a better soundtrack, and far more explicit nudity.

This is a very underrated film and it breathes the sound and narrative of an entire decade. Horror and science fiction can be a perfect match. This film proves that point.

The Last Jedi

The special effects in this movie were awesome, but during the viewing I constantly asked myself why they insist on making some events so far out that the fans of this franschise left the theathers with ambigious feelings.

Not to spoil anything, but how is it possible to drop bombs in space where there is no gravitational pull? Not to mention the scene where a beloved character floats around in space, seemingly dead, yet (by the use of the Force, I gather) manages to find her way to safety.

A decent movie that could have been even better.

The Innocence of Objects by Orhan Pamuk

Such a great book by Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk. He shares the story behind his book Museum of innocence, a book that gradually turned into a quest for material objects to accompany the protagonists of the novel.

The actual museum exists in physical form in Istanbul, Turkey. This book is not only a nostalgic tribute to Pamuk’s upbringing in Istanbul, it is also a tale about the narrative possibilities of material objects. You will get the most out of this (nonfiction) book if you read the novel first, but anyone with an interest in the phenomena of collecting will be rewarded.