Horse Money (2014)

In 2007, soon after a screening of Pedro Costa’s Colossal Youth at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I went for a long walk through Golden Gate Park and decided on a whim to explore the de Young Museum. I don’t remember much about the visit except for the 20 minutes I spent standing in […]

Nov 25, 2014
Category: Film

Bastards (2013)

This was originally published in the 2013 Muriels countdown.

Mar 8, 2014
Category: Film

Laurence Anyways (2013)

This was originally published in the 2013 Muriels countdown.

Mar 6, 2014
Category: Film

IFFR 2014

I plan to post an overview of the fest. Until then . . . Short Films A rough breakdown of all films with a running time of less than 60 minutes, listed alphabetically. PRO D’Annunzios Hohle [Heinz Emigholz] Creme 21 [Eve Heller] Deorbit [Makino Takashi & Telcosystems] Dot Matrix [Richard Tuohy] Glistening Thrills [Jodie Mack] […]

Feb 3, 2014
Category: Festivals, Film

Anticipating Rotterdam

After making ten trips to TIFF, I thought I’d gotten pretty good at navigating a massive film program, but International Film Festival Rotterdam is something else entirely.

Jan 21, 2014
Category: Festivals, Film

2014 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2014, beginning with John Ford’s The Whole Town’s Talking and ending with . . .

Jan 1, 2014
Category: Film, Lists

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

I’m interested, primarily, in one aspect of this film.

Nov 26, 2013
Category: Festivals, Film

The Strange Little Cat (2013)

This article was originally published at 2013 AFI Fest.

Nov 10, 2013
Category: Essays, Film

Frederick Wiseman: Reasoned Arguments

This interview was originally posted at Senses of Cinema.

Sep 30, 2013
Category: Film, Interviews

Jia Zhangke: Confronting the Darkness

This interview was originally published at Mubi.

Sep 30, 2013
Category: Film, Interviews