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  • Le Joli Mai

    Le Joli Mai


    Discussed on the inaugural episode of Catalyst & Witness, a New York Film Festival podcast hosted by Ryan Swen and myself.

  • Nothing But a Man

    Nothing But a Man


    Discussed among many other films on the second episode of Catalyst & Witness, found here.

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  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi


    “My uncle says we live three times as long since man invented movies.”
    “How can that be?”
    “It means movies give us twice what we get from daily life.”

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    “I think I’m gonna hate LA LA LAND,” I tweeted as the trailer sang right in my face about dreams or some such nonsense before watching Arrival, another vacuous vehicle for empty auteurism. I would’ve enjoyed being proven wrong, since I love a good musical and people seem genuinely taken with this picture, but all the actual footage I saw of the film made my blood boil. This basically constitutes my experience with all the footage of La La Land,…