Film

Best Films of 2014

Favorite Theatrical Releases Favorite films that had a one-week run in NYC during 2014. In order of preference. (The complete list can be found at Letterboxd.) The Immigrant (James Gray) The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zurcher) Jealousy (Philippe Garrel) What Now? Remind Me (Joaquim Pinto) Norte, The End of History (Lav Diaz) Goodbye to Language […]

Jan 1, 2015
Category: Film, Lists

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