Hello readers, I know, I know. This website hasn’t been updated regularly in months. But in my defense, I have been writing my ass off. So I’m going to try and catch up the best I can by doing one post a day from here on out. Up first, my roundup/essay from AFI FEST 2012 for Little White Lies. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for sticking around.
Press Play (Indiewire)
After the Battle (Yousry Nasrallah)
Amour (Michael Haneke)
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)
Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)
Lawless (John Hillcoat)
Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
Mud (Jeff Nichols)
Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas)
Reality (Matteo Garrone)
Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard)
The L Magazine
Cannes 2012 Preview
Dispatch #1: Moonrise Kingdom, Mekong Hotel, & Paradise: Love
Dispatch #2: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, Antiviral, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dispatch #3: Killing Them Softly & On the Road
Dispatch #4: In the Fog, Student, & Awards Commentary
For my final report from AFI FEST 2011 I tackle Béla Tarr’s life-changing The Turin Horse. It’s so powerful and all-consuming I couldn’t muster any enthusiasm to write about ALPS or The Loneliest Planet, two other films from my last day of the festival.
AFI 2011 Dispatch #3 covers A Separation (masterpiece), The Color Wheel (obnoxious/fascinating) and Green (sinister).
AFI FEST 2011 Dispatch #2 is now up at The House Next Door. The punishing savagery of Faust and Snowtown are my topics of interest.
Here’s Dispatch #1 from AFI FEST 2011 for The House Next Door, including my thoughts on This Is Not a Film, a masterpiece of the highest order.
My first reviews from AFI FEST 2011 will start going up tomorrow, but here’s my Intro piece that went up last week. I touch on the exciting nature of festivals and the steaming turd that is Eastwood’s J. Edgar.