Pushing through twin doors at the end of the hall, I arrive at an empty theater. What have I come here for? What do I want the theater to do for me–to do to me?
She is my sister, but I see her as my daughter. I was six when I first held her. I am eighteen when I embrace her now.
We value a musician's completed compositions, technical virtuosity, or the ability of a performer to express emotion. But what about the value of listening?
My face and my head pulse, and so does the radio. I’m losing track of time, but I can tell that we’re close to the beach when the police officer stops us—the ceaseless strip of road has gone satisfyingly gritty with sand.
I found comfort in "Marriage Story" because it felt like what I wished my family's story could have been.
Like the Greek tragedy of its time, The Bachelor is one of the best modern portrayals of the human condition.
The truth of any good tale is the thing that makes it art. Without truth, art’s power to change the way we see things fails in the hands of the artists and remains, then, merely words on a page.
The psychological elements of Hitchcock’s "Psycho" remain crystallized in our cultural zeitgeist to this day, inspiring new generations of horror filmmakers. The rise of Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, and Robert Eggers signals a contemporary shift.
If I like a film enough after the first watch, I think about it nonstop for weeks on end. I ponder the moments that made me shudder and gasp.