L’Avventura

“Our myths and conventions are old,” said Antonioni. “And everyone knows that they are indeed old and outmoded. Yet we respect them.”

October 25, 2020

Safe

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

January 15, 2020

Retreat

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

January 2, 2020

Ash

“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.

Melancholy and Prophecy

Six days after watching Melancholia, I cannot shake the airless world of this film that lives in the eerie twilight between calamity and silence.

Red Neon and Broken Clocks

Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is the best film I’ve seen in years.

Mono No Aware

Ghosts in the machine, glitches in the sublime, and rain-streaked neon. Watching Blade Runner 2049 felt like returning to church.