open city docs 2019: caballerango

On intimacy, intuition, and “speaking nearby” in Juan Pablo González’s Caballerango and other films.

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the film comment podcast: 21st century debuts

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. 

the film comment podcast: new releases #2

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.

the film comment podcast: new releases #1

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.

write what you know

Cheerfully on point, workplace comedy Late Night plays out complex issues with the easy candor of its star, Mindy Kaling

personal effects: ek din pratidin

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.

report on “reason”

Fear is not an option: Anand Patwardhan’s essay film traces the pattern of political and sectarian violence across the modern history of India