If science can describe reality as it ‘really is’, any such description would be transcendental, independent of our observations and partial perspectives. Sean Sheehan The philosopher Meillassoux uses fossils as proof that we can access a reality unrelated to human knowledge. We are grounded in historically-determined horizons of […]
Paul Rice and his partner Liam travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway, making contact with LGBTQ+ groups along the route. Despite his lack of film-making experience, and their need to appear as innocent tourists, they achieved a remarkable document: “A worm in the heart”, which reveals the extent of repression in Russia today.
The British Empire, so secure when Nona Baker, a young Englishwoman, sails to Malaya in the 1930s, was in tatters when she returned home in 1945. Sean Sheehan Her story of those tumultuous years, “Pai Naa”, mirroring the contours of war, empire and colonization, is a heartfelt tale, […]
In time to come, the success of “Parasite” (2019) may be seen as the game changer that cemented South Korea’s eminence in world cinema. Yet sixteen years earlier, “Oldboy” helped make familiar the term New Korean Cinema to cineasts whose interests stretched beyond Western films. Sean Sheehan What […]
Decluttering can make a lot of sense – the average US household is said to contain some 300,000 items – but it has become a new orthodoxy and in doing so has ironically added to the junk in our lives. Sean Sheehan Life becomes tidier when you’re not […]