“How Dan Stevens Got Weird”

“How Dan Stevens Got Weird”


I dig Dan Stevens and I make no apologies. But I do make unexpected analogies! I remember reading, I think, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, Mick Foley’s 1999 autobiography, and I remember Foley writing about Vince McMahon’s habit of getting in the ring and taking chairs to the face and stunners … Continue reading

Review: Bisbee ’17, 2018, dir. Robert Greene

Review: Bisbee ’17, 2018, dir. Robert Greene


Upfront: I dug Kate Plays Christine, documentary filmmaker Robert Greene’s last movie, but I am floored, still, by Bisbee ’17, his latest, and I saw it over two weeks ago. Maybe that makes me…I don’t know, simple? I think Kate Plays Christine hangs around the edges of fast comprehension. It’s elusive. I like an elusive film, and I’m … Continue reading

Review: Primaveras, Echoes in the Well of Being

Review: Primaveras, Echoes in the Well of Being


Good day, lords and ladies! I did an album review! A California album review! Because, I’ve got to tell you: Primaveras’ first album, Echoes in the Well of Being, is either a love letter to California or a depressive picture of life dissatisfied in California, depending on how you choose to hear it. Regardless, I dig its … Continue reading

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”

“The 25 Best Movies of 1998”


I haven’t watched Happiness in years, and I honestly wasn’t expecting to revisit it ever in my life. Yet here I am, writing about it up on the pages of Paste Magazine for the Movies section’s Best Movies of 1998 list. What a thing. My write-up makes the film sound miserable, which it is, and it makes … Continue reading