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  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    the vindication of lisa frank

  • What Time Is It There?

    What Time Is It There?


    Wish I knew how to write about how Tsai uses the frame, making space and silence mold to the affective textures of his subjects; how he creates subtle humor and grief seemingly in a vacuum, where perhaps the most deliberate visual signal is a shrine’s artery-red glow; how he simulates spontaneity and delicately orchestrates the relationships between his players. There’s a sequence where the triptych of the mother, the son, and the tourist coalesces into a series of physical connections…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman


    I’m going to be the dissenting voice and say I really got on board once it bared its black heart somewhere around the last half hour. but carey elevates all of it. yes, “stars are blind” and “toxic” and “boys” but let’s not underrate the use of rodgers and hammerstein nor pearl’s lullaby from the night of the hunter at a similarly pivotal moment when there’s no going back.

  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies

    Rock Hudson's Home Movies


    A small thing that interested me: the VHS quality of Hudson’s scenes, specifically the interlacing and halation. His ghostly afterimage is a bleeding edge around his form or exists slightly detached from his person, hovering over his stillness and tracking maybe a quarter of a second slower than his movements—a bit like Peter Pan and his resistant shadow. It feels like a thin sliver of space wherein one can contemplate the life that exists, or could exist, there.