Favorite films

  • Simone Barbès or Virtue
  • P. P. Rider
  • The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
  • One Way or Another

Recent activity

  • Damsels in Distress


  • The Hours

  • Close Your Eyes


  • Here


Recent reviews

  • Close Your Eyes

    Close Your Eyes


    An old man’s film, clunky in all the ways I love—maybe too on the nose, overdetermined, but always sincere and lived in.

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall


    The Drive My Car Effect: a good filmmaker leans into his or her worst tendencies, makes a corny film, and critics go cuckoo for it.

Popular reviews

  • La Ciénaga

    La Ciénaga

    the abstractions and near surrealism of the first scene allow every cut to open up a new world, and even moments contained within the same physical space/scene feel like fragmented, isolated events. It's an underwater cinema.

  • The Bridges of Madison County

    The Bridges of Madison County

    perfection. this time, most in awe of the way the film chronicles the history of a place.

    “This is your house. This isn’t nowhere.”

    That kitchen is holy. A love affair ripples through time and touches everyone around it.