Joined LB in March of 2013.

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock


    What history remembers.

    What memory forgets.

    Gone in a blink, in a shriek, in a step.

    Legs apart,
    Leagues apart
    From diamonds, caressed

    Abuse of adolescent dreams
    And existential dread

    Apparition is the natural state of precious few.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    I'm going to be revisiting this a lot.

    This time.

    Just now.
    And last week
    And a month before that.
    But also this exact moment.
    Typing away at 2:00am in an LA apartment.
    I hear a distant train horn. No cars...

    I'm hearing the little song our dryer plays when a run is finished. But it's playing on loop and sounds far away and pounding at the same time. Nothing's in the dryer. Audio hallucinations. I've been hitting the pen…

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  • Still Walking

    Still Walking


    I needed this.

    Aside from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Hirokazu Kore-eda is perhaps the only director whose films can completely put me at ease. For two hours, the world slows down and I am allowed to silently communicate with the wealth of subtleties and softly spoken truths a Kore-eda picture holds. Still Walking is no different. It's serene, patient and quiet. In saying these things, I am of course tiptoeing around the most obvious descriptor of all, which is "delicate." Delicacy is…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The best.

    I first saw Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was 15 years old. It was one of many classics I was going through at the time, as it was the year of my cinematic awakening. I saw my first Ingmar Bergman film that year, discovered Fellini in 8 1/2, got lost in Last Year at Marienbad and found my way back home in Wings of Desire. Sixties Japanese cinema became a great love of mine and…