Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:24pm

I talk about my mother now in a way my 18 or even 20-year-old self could never imagine. I talk about her the way Lady Bird starts to at the end of the film.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:21pm

No one can throw a party like James Murphy because no one would probably plan a party as meticulously as James Murphy.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:17pm

It doesn’t make sense that the same industry can react to these men in such different ways. What makes Weinstein or Spacey’s case different from Depp or Allen’s?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:08pm

Every season is horror season when you’re living in a wasteland of violence and late-stage capitalism, but if I had to pick one month that most embodies the genre it would, of course, be October. Horror’s tricky — when it’s good, it’s good. But it can be difficult to begin when everything’s a remake of a remake or part of the “Saw” franchise. And that’s such a shame, because horror has so much capacity for beauty, humor and compelling narrative. If you want to be scared and unsettled and blown away, here’s what I recommend for the most wonderful time of the year.


Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 4:46pm

Most movies have at least one shot that floors me. “Columbus” is a movie made entirely of those kinds of shots.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:27pm

Soon, sooner than most of us posters, scrollers, refreshers and general internet lurkers would like, Twitter is going to up its character count to 280 — double the current limit. And while that increases potential for memes and political screaming, it also affects a community of poets who use Twitter as their primary means of publication.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:06pm

Everything Aronofsky does perpetuates the idea of “genius” as something that one man (always a man) achieves in a state of monomania, locked in his room, scribbling his masterpiece, riding the wave of adrenaline and the compulsion of God, the muses or innate and unmatchable skill.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 4:38pm

There is something essential missing from the film — depth, profundity, something more challenging than allegory and violence.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:28pm

It’s simple and infectious and, yet, I haven’t completely figured it out yet.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:50pm

american dream refuses to be any one thing. It’s art rock and disco-punk and electronica. It’s post-swan song. It’s a rebirth that’s obsessed with death, a beginning comprised of a series of endings.