Tag Archives: Chile

Review: The Settlers (2024)

One of the perks of having a gig like the Ebert gig is getting to see all these directorial debuts from unknowns, or relative unknowns. Sometimes debuts show the inexperience of the director, and sometimes debuts just … are not … Continue reading

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Review: Society of the Snow (2024)

First review of 2024: A review of Society of the Snow, the latest filmed version of the Andes plane crash in 1972.

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2023 Books Read

I think I might have read more books by non-American authors than American this year. Countries represented below: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Ireland, France, Russia, Colombia. I revisited some old favorites, which I will continue to do in … Continue reading

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November 2023 Viewing Diary

After Everything (2018; d. Hannah Marks, Joey Power) In early November, I holed up in a cozy little house in Connecticut with Allison and Carol. I had to work the whole time, which was a bummer but the night was … Continue reading

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March 2019 Viewing Diary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; d. Catherine Bainbridge) Mum came and visited me and we watched this amazing documentary about the contributions Native Americans have made to music. It starts with Link Wray. I loved this documentary … Continue reading

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Review: Gloria Bell (2019)

My review of Gloria Bell, Sebastián Lelio’s remake of his own film, 2013’s Gloria, is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Review: Disobedience (2018)

I reviewed Disobedience for Rogerebert.com.

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January 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 7, episode 10 “Death’s Door” (2011; d. Robert Singer) What an extraordinary episode of television. It’s funny: I too block out what happened in that kitchen in Bobby’s childhood. I forget it almost every time. Those actors playing … Continue reading

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Review: A Fantastic Woman (2018)

The extraordinary new film from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, A Fantastic Woman, starring trans actress Daniela Vega, is an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film. It opens today in the States. My review of A Fantastic Woman is now up … Continue reading

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Best Films (Released and Undistributed) of 2017: Film Comment

I voted in Film Comment’s critics’ poll for best of the year: released and undistributed (I love that they have that second category, for smaller films that may not have gotten distribution yet. I haven’t seen the majority of them, … Continue reading

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