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Francey Russell

Francey Russell is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College and Columbia University.

Sharon Stone in 'Basic Instinct'

The release of a restored Basic Instinct alongside director Paul Verhoeven’s newest erotic epic, Benedetta, offers an occasion to think not only about the ethics and politics of watching bodies on screen, but about the uncanny relationship between film and reality.

Francey Russell

‘Happy End’ is the culmination of Haneke’s obsession with how technology mediates our desires.

Francey Russell