The Trial (Welles, 1962)

The Trial Poster

The parable, like the film itself, defies any solution. Like a Lewis Carroll riddle disguised as a Bible passage, it tantalizingly dangles points of interpretive entry only to reveal all entry points as dead ends. [Read more...]

Revenge of the Mekons (Angio, 2013)


The Mekons are bad. Like, really. honestly bad. They’ll be the first to tell you. [Read more...]

24 Observations About The Terminator on the Eve of Genisys


If you’ve ever wondered how my reviews are constructed, these notes should give you glimpses into my process. [Read more...]

Film History Spotlight: Max Ophuls


Max Ophuls didn’t invent the tracking shot, but he may have used it more effectively than anyone else. [Read more...]

SXSW 2015 — GTFO: Get the F&#% Out


For women who refuse to sit on the sidelines and let men decide what jobs they can have, what opinions they can state, or even what games they can play, threats are hardly few and far between. [Read more...]

In Defense of “To Kill a Mockingbird” — A Response to Roger Ebert


Who says hope can’t be grounded in truth? [Read more...]