The Skin I Live In

We last saw Antonio Banderas on the screen a year ago in Woody Allen’s mediocre London-set movie, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger in which he played a smooth-talking, suit-wearing museum magnate (think Charles Saatchi but with oodles of Latin charm and swarthy sex appeal). The Skin I Live In sees Banderas stepping out … Continue reading

Vorticism and its Discontents

The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World is currently on exhibition at Tate Britain until 4 September 2011. After the self-assured swings of Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Futurism in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, came a more obscure, ambiguous ism. A poetic term invented by a poet, the word Vorticism, established by Ezra Pound in 1914, … Continue reading