Tag Archives: Kristen Stewart

“I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.” — Kristen Stewart

It’s her birthday today. “Really, I’m incredibly disjointed and not candid. Just in general, my thoughts tend to come out in little spurts that don’t necessarily connect. If you hang around long enough, you can find the linear path. But … 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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October 2020 Viewing Diary

American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020; d. Jenny Popplewell) Very amateurish. Perhaps interesting to those who weren’t following the case as closely as I was. I’m STILL following the case. Chris Watts seems to think he’s going to be … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2019

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for 17 years – WHAT? – I appreciate … Continue reading

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For Film Comment: On Kristen Stewart

As long as she keeps working, I’ll keep wanting to write about her. For my latest column over at Film Comment.

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Tomboys: Supporting evidence

Since I reference all of these great tomboys in culture in my recent article for Film Comment, I thought I’d provide the results of my research. This was a fun one. My main focus was on Candleshoe. Paper Moon was … Continue reading

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For Film Comment: 1970s Tomboy Movies

Yet another topic years in the percolating: On the great “tomboy films” of the 1970s. I feel so fortunate I grew up in an era where “scrappy tomboy” was the dominant model for little-girlhood. It was a brief era, but … 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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September 2018 Viewing Diary

Slacker (1990; d. Richard Linklater) Did a little walk down Richard Linklater lane, starting at the top, and then going all the over the place chronologically. If you think about Linklater, and his extraordinary body of work – and you … Continue reading

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Review: Lizzie (2018)

Kind of muted, underwater. A disappointment. My review of Lizzie is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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