Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • GoodFellas
  • Cameraperson
  • Martin

Recent activity

  • Monica

  • Beau Is Afraid

  • Riceboy Sleeps

  • Enemy

Recent reviews

  • Monica


    God, I love New York City. I was looking for something to do while waiting for my mom to arrive and discovered Monica was playing at IFC with Patricia Clarkson in attendance! It’s a beautiful film about a trans woman reconnecting with her estranged family as her mother nears the end of her life with cancer. One of those beautiful quiet films about connection and love. And though the film had been in the works for a long time, releasing a film in this current garbage-y political climate with a trans lead feels especially meaningful and important. Support it if you can.

  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    I got to watch this in the oldest movie theatre in Baltimore, the lovely Charles Theatre, and then opted to walk back to the Inner Harbour in the dark on a little odyssey of my own in an unfamiliar city. People seem to either love or hate this film. I am in the former camp, even if it might not be Aster’s strongest work to date. It’s still incredibly creative and inventive storytelling. A hell of a way to work through some mommy issues.

Popular reviews

  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Is it terrible that I just want to quit my job, drop out of school and spend my days tracking down and reading everything Joan Didion ever wrote?

  • Edge of the Knife

    Edge of the Knife

    We are so damn privileged when First Nations storytellers opt to share their stories outside of their communities. These are the stories we tried to kill, to silence. But they are as resilient as their tellers. In the intro to the film, directors Edenshaw and Haig-Brown explained that the wildman story was often told at the beginning of a potlatch. Someone transgresses, doesn’t follow protocol. A traumatic event ensues and the man literally goes wild with guilt and grief. His…