Review: Goat, 2016, dir. Andrew Neel

Review: Goat, 2016, dir. Andrew Neel


I can picture a cut of Goat that leaves out the extraneous stuff, the stuff that has net zero impact on the plot, and I can also picture that cut of Goat being much, much better than the cut we got. Oh well. The cut we got is still pretty solid, excess material aside. Goat, by the way, … Continue reading

Review: Demon, 2016, dir. Marcin Wrona

Review: Demon, 2016, dir. Marcin Wrona


It’s an immense tragedy that Marcin Wrona, the brilliant filmmaker responsible for creating Demon, committed suicide around this time in 2015 after showing the picture in Gdynia (and also showing at TIFF); it’s a powerful work, the work of a master in the making, and the third contestant in a three-way-tie for “best horror film of … Continue reading

“In the Beginning, There Was TV”

“In the Beginning, There Was TV”


We all get nostalgic sometimes. When we do, things like the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things happen. Also: This big ol’ joint feature by all of us TV types at Paste Magazine, in which we each wax poetic about our bygone days of TV watching and talk about our favorite TV memories. Those of you who know … Continue reading

Review: Klown Forever, 2016, dir. Mikkel Nørgaard

Review: Klown Forever, 2016, dir. Mikkel Nørgaard


Remember five years ago when I reviewed that movie Klown? I’m at it again, reviewing its sequel, Klown Forever, over at The Playlist, much like its stars, Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, are at it again playing awful, petty, self-destructive alternate versions of themselves. How nice to be reunited with them. Wait: No, not how “nice.” How … Continue reading

TV Review: The Get Down, E05 & E06,

TV Review: The Get Down, E05 & E06,


I can’t imagine a better, more celebratory way of closing out the first half of The Get Down‘s first season than with these two episodes. I won’t elaborate much more than that, because I wrote over 1,000 words on them for Paste Magazine, but this two-part home stretch feels like the most electric dance party of … Continue reading

Review: Dekalog, 2016, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Review: Dekalog, 2016, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski


Have you seen Dekalog, Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski’s groundbreaking 10 hour television film of biblical design? No? Okay, lemme break it down for you: You should see Dekalog, Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski’s groundbreaking 10 hour television film of biblical design. 10 hours is a lot of hours for sure, but the film is really ten one hour films as … Continue reading