Thursday, May 2, 2024

the contestant



I wasn't familiar with Susunu! Denpa Shōnen until encountering Clair Titley's new documentary, The Contestant. The first half is a fascinating glimpse in the ethical dilemmas of an early reality TV competition show in 1998 and its mostly unware participant, Nasubi. The second half strains for uplift in Nasubi's story. Still, it's amazing how prescient this show would be! 

My Film-Forward review here.

Friday, April 26, 2024

challengers


I loved Challengers!

Masterful direction by Luca Guadagnino and silk-smooth editing by Marco Costa.

My Film-Forward review here.











Thursday, April 11, 2024

sasquatch sunset


Much of the Zellner Brothers' Sasquatch Sunset was gross and goofy, but I didn't expect to get hit with a brooding, existential buzz: thinking about the movie days after and seeing humankind in a new light.

My Film-Foward review here.

the past


My poem, "The Past," is now up at Same Faces Collective in Issue 14.



Tuesday, April 2, 2024

wicked little letters


I feel like Olivia Colman can do no wrong. Even when a movie she's in is a bit middling, she always brings so much personality and gravity to her performances. 


My review of Wicked Little Letters is up at Film-Forward.