Lifeforce, 1985


My 18th consecutive year attending—but the first time I've gone without (a) having been to Cannes that year or (b) planning to attend NYFF afterward. So my tentative schedule, with the exception of a few inevitable evening dead slots, is all heavyweights all the time. Will try to file drive-by reviews on Letterboxd, but I never found the time last year, so no promises.

Las Vegas Weekly

My main gig these days, even though I’m nowhere near Vegas. It’s a new world out there. Latest review: The Glass Castle

The A.V. Club

I write for these folks too, because diversity, prestige, more paychecks. You’ll find me contributing film reviews and the occasional feature. I also, for nearly eight years, penned Scenic Routes, a biweekly column about film scenes of note. Latest review: Unlocked

Other Miscellaneous Writing

The Dissolve is no more, alas, but all the work I'm proud to have done for the site remains.

2017 in Movies

We got reviews. We got a crazily detailed grid-list. We got a running top ten that omits your favorites. (Added to still-sad list: Strong Island) Come on down!

Viewing Journal

Snarkier drive-by comments now get filed on Letterboxd. There's also the basic list of every damn film I’ve seen this year. added: Strong Island

Elsewhere Online

Increasingly rare random musings and seasonal Skandies updates over at Listen Eggroll. If you're curious about what TV I watch, that information is now available. And I’m on the Twitter like the everybody else.