Bennett Miller’s Moneyball is a strange bird, a rarity amongst sports films that favors heated conversations and historical study over sports theatrics. Check out my review for SanDiego.com.
Monthly Archives for September 2011
Le Beau Serge (Chabrol, 1958)
More Chabrol is always a good thing. I review the French master director’s debut feature, Le Beau Serge, for its Blu-ray release over at Slant.
Shit Year (Archer, 2010)
Shit Year, Cam Archer’s fantastic and striking B/W nightmare, turns a staggering Ellen Barkin into a modern-day Norma Desmond. My ramblings for Slant.
Meshes #3: Les Vampires and Irma Vep
After a month of prep, film viewing, writing, and editing, this monster “Meshes” piece on all things Irma has finally gone up at Fandor. Thanks to my editor, Kevin B. Lee, for all his help throughout the process.
Mysteries of Lisbon (Ruiz, 2010)
My review for the best film of 2011, playing for one week only in San Diego.
Contagion (Soderbergh, 2011)
Plenty to mull over in Steven Soderbergh’s Internet-age disaster flick, especially Kate Winslet’s stellar role as a CDC ground soldier. Here’s my review for SanDiego.com.
Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
I had the pleasure of interviewing Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn for Slant magazine. You can find my chat with the director of Drive right here.