Film Notes

November 19, 2022

November 19, 2022

Cold running. Twitter might be dying. The Menu was an okay movie. Digital ghosts.

October 1, 2022


It’s the first of October, and I give praise for proper autumn at last. Deeper nights. Sharper weather. There’s room in the air to think.

April 24, 2021

Double Feature

Nightcrawler and Bringing Out the Dead

October 25, 2020


A friend sent me an article about a helmet you can buy that creates its own microclimate of filtered, customized air.

January 15, 2020


This season is defined by muted Bergman films projected on the wall in the hour of the wolf.

January 2, 2020


“The bottom line is we’re all prisoners of the universe.” This becomes the coda for Jia Zhangke’s Ash is Purest White, where a dangerous romance downshifts into existential longing.