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
A blurb on Mrinal Sen’s EK DIN PRATIDIN (NYFF 1980), contributed to a collection of write-ups celebrating Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary.
Fear is not an option: Anand Patwardhan’s essay film traces the pattern of political and sectarian violence across the modern history of India
In Kochi, a bustling port city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Kashmiri immigrants say they’ve found a safe haven—for the most part.
Face off: a conversation about Jordan Peele’s Us and issues of horror, race, class, and criticism itself