is Vice President, Digital at Harper’s magazine and a member of the New York Critics Circle.
(David Cronenberg, USA, 1986)
It’s an unfortunate fact of life: even super-smart women sometimes end up with terrible boyfriends. This, along with a very different...
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October 31, 2022
Tooth fairy: the director of Earwig discusses her distinctive treatment of adolescence, narrative, and silence.
August 12, 2022
You Are Not My Mother
(Kate Dolin, Ireland, 2021)
Stories told within the framework of family drama can sometimes resemble folklore—digressive, dark, suspiciously elliptical, patent fabrications...
March 25, 2022
The director of Session 9 recalls the filmic inspirations for the project, and how it probes sides of life that are uncomfortable and unseen.
October 31, 2021
(Michael Pearce, UK, 2017)
Beast is a lot of movies in one package—fractured fairy tale, belated-coming-of-age story, psychological drama, regional horror film—but above all it’s a calling card for its leading lady, Jessie Buckley.
(Iván Zulueta, Spain, 1979)
Produced during the cultural thaw that immediately followed the end of the Franco dictatorship, Basque writer-director and designer Iván Zulueta’s...
is a writer, photographer, videographer, and cinephile living in Portland, Oregon.