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For Liberties: Interview with Sean Abley, co-editor of Queer Horror: A Film Guide

For the next essay in my “Movies Before Breakfast” column at Liberties magazine, I interviewed Sean Abley about his upcoming book Queer Horror: A Film Guide (a book which he co-edited). 8 writers are on the marquee, all of whom … Continue reading

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May 2024 Viewing Diary

Forward Fast (2024; d. Lorraine Sovern) I met Lorraine at the Florida Film Festival. Someone I was talking to at a party told me about her work and about this short film. He then pulled her over to our group … Continue reading

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March 2024 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) I went down a little Wannsee Conference rabbit hole so figured I’d re-watch this chilling nasty little movie. Lured (1947; d. Douglas Sirk) I had never seen this. I love discovering new Douglas Sirks! This … Continue reading

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Review: You’ll Never Find Me (2024)

I reviewed You’ll Never Find Me, a creepy film filled with dread for Ebert. It’s really more “suspense” than “horror”. A debut feature. Low budget. It shows you just how much you can do with a low budget if you … Continue reading

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Review: Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls (2023)

If we’re going to continue to have a cinema that is in any way meaningful and personally driven in this country, it’s going to have to happen on the level of Andrew Bowser’s project. You gotta give the flowers when … Continue reading

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“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” — Stephen King

It’s his birthday today. I think he’s written two masterpieces. The Stand and 11/22/63 (a book Don DeLillo has been trying – and failing – to write for 40 years #sorrynotsorry). I was a rabid fan in high school, college, … Continue reading

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August 2023 Viewing Diary

Oppenheimer (2023; d. Christopher Nolan) In general, I am not a Nolan fan (the only one of his I liked was Dunkirk), and I went into this hesitantly because I read an interview with him where he said the whole … Continue reading

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Review: birth/rebirth (2023)

This movie is creepy and disturbing, and … honestly it turned my stomach. Not just because some of it is gross, but because … well, because … by thinking it gross, I am thinking of my own body, womens’ bodies, … Continue reading

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Trapped: La Cabina and After Hours

This lies outside the scope of my essay on After Hours, although I wondered if I could somehow include it. Not meant to be. When I interviewed Michael Koresky about his book Films of Endearment, during our conversation he mentioned … Continue reading

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Review: Brooklyn 45 (2023)

I dug this. You get your supernatural jump-scares, you get some gore, so everyone’s happy about that, but there’s more going on here. Really good. I reviewed for Ebert.     Thank you so much for stopping by. If you … Continue reading

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