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December 2023/January-February 2024 Viewing Diary

The Golden Bachelor Watched – in great hilarity – with Karen and Allison during a raucous sleepover, and Carol pulled up on FaceTime. So we could watch together. The whole thing is so ridiculous. Maestro (2023; d. Bradley Cooper) I … Continue reading

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Review: The Taste of Things (2023)

I really loved Tran Anh Hung’s The Taste of Things. First of all, the food looks so delicious – it’s truly a top-tier foodie movie. But it’s also a tender love story. I reviewed for Ebert.

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“There were so many things I wanted to say, stream-of-consciousness things, designs and patterns while listening to music. I felt I might be able to say [them] if I had an unending canvas.” — pioneering experimental animator Mary Ellen Bute

If ever I was born to write a piece, it’s this one: For Film Comment, I wrote about experimental animator Mary Ellen Bute, and her 1966 adaptation of James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”. She was a pioneer. Way out in front. … Continue reading

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Review: Cat Person (2023)

This is a weird one. I don’t want to assume everyone on the planet has read the short story on which this film is based but … let’s just say the short story was a PHENOMENON. In December 2017, you … Continue reading

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Reviews: The Night of the 12th (2023)

I reviewed this extremely effective multiple-Cesar-winning crime/procedural film for Ebert.

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Review: The Eight Mountains (2023)

I loved this movie. It makes me want to read the book. I reviewed for Ebert. I know I use that Yeats quote a lot but #sorrynotsorry no one said it better. Thank you so much for stopping by. If … Continue reading

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Review: Everything Went Fine (2023)

I reviewed the latest by François Ozon.

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Review: Women Talking (2022)

Sarah Polley’s film adaptation of Miriam Towes’ novel Women Talking is now out. Not as bowled over by this as many others seem to be. Not saying everyone else is wrong, of course, just that I’ve seen this twice now … Continue reading

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Review: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)

I’m always assigned the sexy movies. What does it mean? I do like to write about sex, so …. what better way to put my interests to use than reviewing an adaptation one of the most scandalous books of the … Continue reading

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June 2022 Viewing Diary

Watcher (2022; d. Chloe Okuno) I was super impressed – and totally freaked out – by this thriller, psychological and otherwise. The mood is HEAVY with omnipresent DREAD. I reviewed for Ebert. Russian Doll (Season 1 and 2, 2019-2022) I’m … Continue reading

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