Miscellaneous Writing

A sampling of writing I've done for other places.

In a Lonely Place
Remembering Nicholas Ray at 100 in a must-see Belcourt retrospective  (for The Nashville Scene)

English Speakers
The prison of language in Terrence Malick's The New World (for Moving Image Source)

Doctor's Orders
How a dead serious novel became the nightmare satire of Dr. Strangelove (for Moving Image Source)

The unsung cinema of Frank and Eleanor Perry (for Moving Image Source)

The Tramp, Shining
Any quibbles about Charlie Chaplin’s genius vanish in The Belcourt’s marvelous tribute  (for The Nashville Scene)

Perpetual Outsiders
The immigrant experience in the cinema of Elia Kazan (for Moving Image Source)

The Change Biopics Need?
Hollywood has satirized and sanitized American presidents. How will Barack Obama fare? (for Bookforum)

Lost Boys
Bill Forsyth and the problem of growing up (for Moving Image Source)

The More Things Change
Chaos and transformation in Akira Kurosawa's films (for Moving Image Source)

Paranoid Allusion
Portland pals Gus Van Sant and Blake Nelson adapt the young-adult novel Paranoid Park into a dreamy, elliptical film. (for Bookforum)

A review of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann (for Bookforum)

A review of Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield (for Bookforum)

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