Although director Alejandro Landes’s script keeps context to an evocative minimum, the shadow of Colombia’s tentatively concluded civil conflict is unmistakable
I appeared on The Film Comment Podcast’s first Toronto 2019 dispatch to discuss Knives Out, The Lost Okoroshi, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and more
I appeared on The Film Comment Podcast to preview lineup of the 2019 Venice Film Festival, featuring The Perfect Candidate, About Endlessness, Waiting for the Barbarians, etc.
Family matters: the directors of One Child Nation on the psychological workings and vestiges of the decades-long Chinese policy
On intimacy, intuition, and “speaking nearby” in Juan Pablo González’s Caballerango and other films.
As part of an event at Film at Lincoln Center, I joined a panel of critics and programmers to discuss the best film debuts of the 21st century.
I appeared on the second edition of Film Comment’s New Releases podcast to discuss Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Benjamín Naishtat’s Rojo, Richard Billingham’s Ray & Liz, and other films.
An essay on Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki and Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless for the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “Beyond the Canon” series.
I appeared on the first edition of Film Comment’s New Releases podcast to discuss Ari Aster’s Midsommar, Peter Parlow’s The Plagiarists, and Eva Trobisch’s All Good.
Cheerfully on point, workplace comedy Late Night plays out complex issues with the easy candor of its star, Mindy Kaling