Tag Archives: Josephine Decker

“The films I find boring are the ones that have no space for the audience’s misconceptions.” — Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker has only made six features (five of which I have seen) and most are marked by her very distinct gaze. Let’s define our terms. With all the talk about “female gaze” and “male gaze” – overused terms, to … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2020, Part 1

What a year. Hard to say “the worst” because I was at least somewhat mentally stable during 2020, but this year was an assault. An assault after a couple of years of exhausting assault. It was an assault on us … Continue reading

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Review: Shirley (2020)

Josephine Decker is one of my favorite new-ish filmmakers. I have been watching her very closely. Her latest is her most ambitious: a semi-fictionalized (based on a semi-fictionalized novel) film about Shirley Jackson, who is played by Elizabeth Moss. I … Continue reading

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2018 Movies: An Embarrassment of Riches

My non-definitive Top 10 is here. Many of the films in the list below had spots on the Top 10 until I had to bump them off. But here are the films that were alternates for my Top 10, movies … Continue reading

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August 2018 Viewing Diary

Ballerina (2009; d. Bertrand Normand) I tripped over this documentary on FilmStruck (I love dance documentaries), and it’s really really good. Not only do you get to know a bunch of different dancers, but it’s a portrait of what ballet … Continue reading

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April 2017 Viewing Diary

I just dash these off. Superficial bullet-point analysis for the most part. It’s a good way to keep track of what I’ve seen, for year-end lists, of course, but also for future reference. I also always love the discussions on … Continue reading

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My Favorite Films of 2014

My Top 10 (more in-depth commentary, and other writer’s choices over at Rogerebert.com): 1. Beyond the Lights, directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood. 2. Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater. Review here. 3. Closed Curtain, directed by Jafar Panahi. Review here. 4. Force … Continue reading

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