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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2020, Part 2

Here’s part 1, a list of things I’ve written for other outlets. This list, then, is a hodge-podge of the things I’ve written here this year. Anyone familiar with this joint knows that I do tribute posts for people’s birthdays. … Continue reading

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Dance, Girl, Dance (1940): Criterion release today 5/19

My second Criterion booklet essay to come out in one month. Taking a moment to be proud of this. First came The Great Escape (my essay here), and now my essay for the long-awaited release of Dorothy Arzner’s Dance, Girl, … Continue reading

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Bolero Juilliard: “What can we do together even while we are alone?”

In case you haven’t seen it: Last month, Juilliard students and Juilliard’s illustrious alumnae created something. It’s overwhelming.

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Review: Girl (2019)

My review of the Belgian film Girl – about a trans female ballerina – is now up at Rogerebert.com. It premiers on Netflix today. I cannot recommend it.

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Review: Gaspar Noé’s Climax (2019)

I love Gaspar Noé, warts and all. I look forward to his new films like I look forward to some exciting event where I have no idea what’s going to happen. His latest, Climax, is really great. I reviewed the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Stanley Donen

“For me directing is like having sex: when it’s good, it’s very good; but when it’s bad, it’s still good.” – Stanley Donen I feel so fortunate to have met him when he came and spoke at my school. In … Continue reading

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October 2017 Viewing Diary

11:55 (2016; d. Ari Issler, Ben Snyder) A Marine returns from the war in Iraq and gets sucked back into the criminal element in his old neighborhood, even as his sister, his girlfriend, his niece, plead with him to avoid … Continue reading

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Review: Bobbi Jene (2017)

You ever get the uneasy feeling that you’re supposed to love something? And you … don’t? Especially if you’re a woman … at least that’s been my experience. You’re a woman, of COURSE you loved such-and-such. You’re a woman, of … Continue reading

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Review: Polina (2017)

I love dance movies so I was very happy to get to see and review Polina, about a Russian ballet dancer who then moves out into other forms of dance, searching for a style of her own. My review is … Continue reading

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Review: Mr. Gaga (2017)

I’m a sucker for a good dance documentary, and Mr. Gaga, about Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, is very very good. It opens today. I reviewed for Rogerebert.com.

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