Sunday, May 31, 2020

June Reviews

These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month.

Seattle Film Blog: As Two Women Battle It Out in Shirley, Josephine Decker Proves She Isn't Afraid of Virginia Woolf--or Shirley Jackson and Suzi Q Recounts the Rise of Suzi Quatro from Suburban Detroit Kid to Glam-Rock Superstar.

TeenTix: Worked with student writer Josh on his review of a set of Texas high school-made SXSW shorts. Click here for the films.

Video Librarian: Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers - The Intrigue and the Forgotten Films of Julia Crawford Ivers (1867-1930) [Blu-ray], The Night My Number Came Up [Blu-ray], The Song of Songs [Blu-ray]Tomorrow's Children / Child Bride (Forbidden Fruit Vol. 5) [Blu-ray], Advocate, And Then We DancedClaude Sautet & Romy Schneider Duo (C├ęsar et Rosalie / Les Choses de la Vie) [Blu-ray].



Endnote: Shirley image from Neon.

Monday, May 11, 2020

May Reviews

These are the reviews and other 
projects I'm working on this month.

Seattle Film Blog: Beanie Feldstein Learns How to Build a Girl in This "True-ish" Tale from the Music-Rag TradeTimes Square (TBA), a revamped version of my 2007 interview with John Sayles, circa Honeydripper, and a revamped version of my 2008 visit to the set of Lynn Shelton's Humpday.



Video Librarian: Adriana's PactMarius Petipa - The French Master of Russian Ballet, Pushout - The Criminalization of Black 
Girls in Schools, UnspokenWhat Are You?, Angelfish, Crafting an Echo, Don't Be a Dick About It, Fairytale, Good Ol Girl, and Shameless - The Complete Tenth Season [three-disc set].



Endnote: Times Square image from the IMDb.

Friday, April 24, 2020

April Reviews

These are 
the reviews 
and other 
projects I'm 
working on 
this month.

Seattle Film Blog: Home Is Where the Horror is in La Casa Lobo and "Every Man Should Be an Author of His Own History" vs. True History of the Kelly Gang.

TeenTix: Worked with student writer Olivia who reviewed Alex Thompson's Saint Frances during its virtual Grand Illusion run.

Video Librarian: Bei Bei, CMA Awards Live Greatest Moments - 2008-2015 [Blu-ray], Conscience Point, Fattitude, #Female PleasureReturn to the AndesTemblores, and Waging Change.



Endnote: Image of Ned Kelly's last stand from IFC.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

March Reviews

These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month.






Seattle Film Blog: This Is the Day a Trophy Wife's Life Will Surely Change in Carlo Mirabella-Davis's Swallow and Kansas City, Here I Come: A Reconsideration of Robert Altman's Most Personal Project.

The Stranger Music Things to Do: Wye Oak.

Video Librarian: 16 Bars, High Strung Free Dance [Blu-ray], Serendipity [Blu-ray], Singled [Out]: A Film About Single Women in an Era of Choice, and Betty Davis: They Say I'm Different.



Endnote: Swallow image from IFC Films.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

February Reviews

© 1940 Columbia Pictures Corporation;
photograph from a private collection
These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month. 

City Pages: On the life and afterlife of Harry Nilsson’s fabulous animated feature 'The Point!'

KCTS 9 This Week: Staff Selection preview of Stanley Nelson's 
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (part of American Masters).

Seattle Film Blog: Australian Filmmaker Kitty Green Casts a Cool Eye on a Predator's Retinue in The Assistant and Russian Wunderkind Kantemir Balagov Explores the Unwomanly Face of War in Beanpole.  

SIFF: Cinema Dissection of His Girl Friday.

SIFFcast: Best of 2019 Part 2 (Part 1 here). End-of-the-year recap feat. Jeremy Cropf, SJ Chiro, Marcus Gorman, Sean Gilman, and me.



Endnote: His Girl Friday image from Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Monday, January 13, 2020

January Reviews

These are the reviews and other projects I'm working on this month.

KUOW: Guest on the 1/13/20 episode of The Record with Bill Radke to talk about this year's Oscar nominations.

Seattle Film Blog: The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Michigan Battle It Out in Jon Avnet's Fact-Based FilmThey Say Betty Davis Was Different, But This Documentary Doesn't Go Into Enough Detail, and Watch Nicolas Cage Lose His Shit in Richard Stanley's Lovecraft-Powered Color out of Space.

SIFFcast: Oscar Edition 2020 (click here for 2019). Participant in SIFF's podcast in which producer Jeremy Cropf, host SJ Chiro, and a panel of critics and programmers discuss the highlights of the year.

TeenTix: SIFF Film Criticism Workshop teaching artist.



Endnote: Betty Davis image from Native Voice Films.