Short Form Critical Writing

Capsules for The Village Voice

Spring Movie Preview, Featuring Capsules on James Gray, Anne-Marie Miéville, Frederick Wiseman, Moustapha Alassane, James Caan, and others. (March 29, 2017)
They Live at IFC Center (March 17, 2017)
Film Comment Selects (February 20, 2017)
To Be Or Not To Be at IFC Center (January 20, 2017)
Cruel and Unusual Comedy at MoMA (January 13, 2017)
Happy Hour at Museum of the Moving Image (December 15, 2016)
Laika Entertainment at Metrograph (December 3, 2016)
David Thompson’s Television (November 22, 2016)
Fall Movie Preview, Featuring Capsules on the Marx Brothers, Henry Hathaway, Dino Risi, and others. (September 21, 2016)
Cock of the Air at Metrograph (September 18, 2016)
Amadeus at Lincoln Center (August 26, 2016)
Kartemquin at 50 at Museum of the Moving Image (August 20, 2016)
The World According to Garp at Nitehawk (July 27, 2016)
Les Durs at Film Forum (July 13, 2016)
Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire at Nighthawk (July 6, 2016)
Lois Weber’s The Blot and Suspense (June 22, 2016)
David Bordwell’s The Rhapsodes at Videology (June 8, 2016)
Summer Movie Preview, Featuring Capsules on Brian De Palma, Hong Sang-Soo, Kate Plays ChristineHeaven Can Wait, Warren Oates, and others. (June 1, 2016)
Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 at the Museum of Modern Art (May 19, 2016)

“Watch This” Features for The A.V. Club

“Watch This” features are 350-450 word capsules on older or off-beat films related to a particular theme tied to a general release of the week.

—Johnnie To’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (July 26, 2016)
—James Cameron’s The Abyss (May 3, 2016)
—Blake Edwards’s The Tamarind Seed (March 29, 2016) 
—Joe Dante’s Matinee (March 15, 2016)
—Douglas Sirk’s Battle Hymn (February 24, 2016)
—Roger Corman’s It Conquered The World (January 18, 2016)
—Thomas Arslan’s Gold (January 5, 2016)
—Tsai Ming-Liang’s No No Sleep (December 14, 2015)
—Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (December 1, 2015)
—William Wellman’s Track of the Cat (October 20, 2015)
—Richard Fleischer’s The Don is Dead (September 28, 2015)
—John Cassavetes’s Gloria (September 1, 2015)

Capsules For The Film Stage

My semi-regular DVD/Blu-Ray column for The Film Stage. Each article examines two films recently out on Blu-Ray.

—UCLA’s Restorations of Too Late for Tears and Woman on the Run (May 19, 2016)
Howard Hawks’s Only Angels Have Wings with Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place (May 18, 2016)
Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day with Jacques Rivette’s Paris Belongs to Us (March 29, 2016)
Jean Renoir’s The Southerner with Nagisha Oshima’s Death by Hanging (March 24, 2016)
Agnés Varda’s Kung-Fu Master! with Jane B. par Agnés V. (March 10, 2016)
Jacques Rivette’s Duelle with Noroît (Feburary 17, 2016)
Wim Wenders’s The American Friend with Jacques Rivette’s Merry-Go-Round (February 8, 2016)
Harold Lloyd’s Speedy with Joseph Newman’s The Gunfight at Dodge City (January 14, 2016)
Alan Rudolph’s Welcome to L.A. and John Frankenheimer’s The Fourth War (December 22, 2015)

Aklasu Magazine “Watch Better” Column

Aklasu Magazine was a short, online publication that complimented its fashion products. I was approached in 2015 to write a weekly DVD/Blu-Ray column. The magazine was short-lived and has been since removed from their website, but these capsules are available on request by email.

—Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy (November 19, 2015)
—Alain Resnais’s Je’Taime Je’Taime (November 6, 2015)
—Milos Forman’s The Fireman’s Ball (October 29, 2015)
—David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future (October 24, 2015)
—Flickler Alley’s “Masterworks of the American Avant-Garde” (October 8, 2015)
—Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (October 2nd, 2015)
—Aleksei German’s Hard To Be A God (September 24, 2015)
—Krystof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance (September 17, 2015)
—Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill (September 10, 2015)
—Robert Siodmack’s and Don Seigel’s The Killers (September 1, 2015)