No Werewolf But the Class Werewolf: Short movie reviews

The Anniversary: Bette Davis as hell-matriarch in red eyepatch shaped like a teardrop. Swings wildly from ultracamp to the sort of thing you'll instantly recognize if you or a friend had a narcissistic parent. An example of my thing* about how "'Realism' only works for people whose worldviews are already accepted as realistic. The rest of us must make do with genre"--the parent's narcissism distorts the whole family's sense of what is real, so the most outrageous acts and statements seem … [Read more...]

“My Guilty Pleasure: 1980s Men’s Figure Skating”

A thing I wrote for a series at Acculturated. As you know, I'm not actually that guilty about this. Anyway, if you would like to see glorious skating, tacky skating, or gloriously tacky skating, check it out! … [Read more...]

From “Forgetting Elena”

"Fire! Fire!" exclaimed five men and one woman dressed in matching purple Byzantine pants, purple but streaked with white iris roots twining asymmetrically into knots over the knees before unraveling into crisp points above the feet, like so many witnesses identifying a wanted person. … [Read more...]


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