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In 2017’s Movies, Poisonous Mushrooms Were an Unlikely Symbol of Female Liberation

In 2017’s Movies, Poisonous Mushrooms Were an Unlikely Symbol of Female Liberation


Well, I did it: I got an article up on Vulture. Maybe it’ll be the only one I do, though I really fucking hope not. If so, hey, I have that byline, and that’s another checkmark on my list of goals for 2017 (and just in the nick of time, which is generally how I … Continue reading

Review: The Beguiled, 2017, dir. Sofia Coppola

Review: The Beguiled, 2017, dir. Sofia Coppola


It’s possible that I’m being too combative about all of the cultural inquiry made into Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Beguiled, in my review (written, as ever, for Paste Magazine). I’m not entirely sure. What I am sure of is that the structure of the conversation surrounding the film is symptomatic of the major ills afflicting … Continue reading

Review: Ondine, 2010, dir. Neil Jordan


Fisherman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) boards his vessel and carries out his daily routine one morning. Quite unexpectedly, his trawling nets pull in something more than his normal catch; he finds a woman (Alicja Bachelda), close to death and suffering from amnesia so severe that she cannot remember her own name. She calls herself Ondine, and … Continue reading