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“Boston Calling Preview”

“Boston Calling Preview”


So: I’m writing about music now, too. Don’t give me that look. I know you ostensibly “visit my blog” to “read about movies and television,” and that “my brand is all over the fucking place,” but the reality is this: Freelancing about the movies is great, but really hard, because every asshole who’s sat through a … Continue reading

“The 100 Best Comedies of All Time”

“The 100 Best Comedies of All Time”


Good morning! It’s Wednesday, so please, have another “100 best” list. This time: It’s hilarious. Comedy being the most subjective genre, I have a bunch of personal ordering gripes here, most of them being “nothing ranked after What’s Up, Doc? is actually fucking funnier than What’s Up, Doc?, especially all of the movies made in the last five … Continue reading

“The World-Burning Of Michael B. Jordan”

“The World-Burning Of Michael B. Jordan”


Michael B. Jordan, right? What an actor. What a fire starter, too. The guy loves burning shit. It’s almost his bread and butter, at least in 2018, where his two biggest roles play literally and metaphorically with fire (and sometimes both). See: Black Panther and Fahrenheit 451. (Actually see Black Panther, too. Don’t just consider it as evidence. … Continue reading

“Independent Film Festival Boston Wrap-Up”

“Independent Film Festival Boston Wrap-Up”


The good news is, my wrap-up of this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston is now online for your reading pleasure at Northshore Magazine. The bad news is, that means Independent Film Festival Boston is over, and you’re going to have to wait another 350 something days before we get to fest again. (And by “we” I mean … Continue reading

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2018

Best of Criterion’s New Releases, April 2018


I’m increasingly finding it difficult to find ways to introduce Criterion round-ups! I don’t know what’s wrong with me. (It’s probably a matter of only seeing one or two of the movies on each slate.) That being said: This one’s worth it just for Oktay Ege Kozak’s bit about The Awful Truth, plus Dom Sinacola’s words … Continue reading

“Can Anyone Really Escape Westworld?”

“Can Anyone Really Escape Westworld?”


…but really, can anyone escape Westworld? No. Not in the least. Even if you do not watch Westworld, it’s everywhere in your feeds and in your grill, so basically you’re stuck with it until it goes off the air (and even then, people still talk about it). But that’s okay! Westworld is great in the way that all dark prestige … Continue reading

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April

Films by Women: Five Movies to Watch in April


April is such a good month for movies directed by women* that this month, for Paste Magazine‘s Films By Women spotlight, we used three in-theaters movies and only two at-home movies to round out the list. Pretty neat! And those in-theater movies are pretty great, being Zama, Blockers, and You Were Never Really Here, which you already know my … Continue reading

“Finding The Tragedy in The Absurd: Talking Emir Kusturica’s ‘Arizona Dream’ and ‘Underground’”

“Finding The Tragedy in The Absurd: Talking Emir Kusturica’s ‘Arizona Dream’ and ‘Underground’”


A few weeks ago, thereabouts, my good buddy Oktay Ege Kozak and I sat down to record a new episode of The Playlist‘s Over/Under Podcast to talk about Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica and his bizarre-ass movies. To avoid pigeonholing the second of these two movies, Underground: Underground isn’t anywhere near as bizarre as Arizona Dream, the first of these … Continue reading