A Letter To Carrie Fisher

Those who know me probably know that Carrie Fisher has been one of the most important public figures in my life. She was perhaps my favorite person in the world, even if

The Beguiled

Sofia Coppola’s take on Thomas Cullinan’s novel The Beguiled (or The Painted Devil)—and by association Don Siegel’s 1971 film adaptation—is a dusky, sensual and twisted sort of fairytale. Coppola’s version is vastly

As Above, So Below: A Spotlight on Witchcraft in Film

The rather well-known phrase “as above, so below“—as stated in the title of this piece— comes from the religious, philosophical and esoteric tradition of Hermeticism, which follows Hermes Trismegistus, or the thrice-great

Things To Come (L’avenir)

Parisienne philosophy professor Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) finds herself at odds when a series of dismaying events occur which leave her completely untethered and surprisingly free. Having arrived at her midlife chock-full of

Thelma

Why can’t I just be what I am? Why isn’t that possible? An orchestral crescendo rises and promptly falls as the opening credits drift into a frigid scene. A young six-year-old girl

Woodshock

Immersed in the eternal, wondrous beauty of the northern California Redwoods, a fragile Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) drowns in the guilt associated with the emotional weight of helping her mother commit assisted suicide

Woman Walks Ahead

The best way to truly understand Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead is to consider it more as a fictionalized and romanticized account of a moment in painter and Native American rights advocate

Experimental Film: Maya Deren

Experimental and avant-garde film is generally defined as being made outside of the film industry on an artisanal basis and disregarding and redefining the traditional structures of narrative film. Many experimental films

Blindspotting

Blindspotting is incredibly bold. It tackles systematic racism, police brutality, gentrification, and the deep-seated flaws of the American prison system in an electrifying, intense, and vibrantly artistic manner. Despite the ultimate heaviness

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