chafed elbows

chafed elbows

archivist and film programmer in Los Angeles

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Recent activity

  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

  • Suburbia


  • Foxes

  • Malignant

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    After Sean Penn's The Last Face ("Otherside"), this is the second major American film to feature a string quartet cover version of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song ("Scar Tissue").

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    At risk of repeating what others have said better, I think this captures so well what it felt like to be young and extremely online in a world before (or apart from) social media, to the extent that I wonder how Gen Z viewers will respond to it. (If they listen to Alex G they will probably like it.) There’s an attention to the liminality of physical and virtual spaces that inevitably brings to mind Kiyoshi Kurosawa but also the…