Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier

Feminist. Socialist. Chicagoan. Lover of film, theater, books, music, travel, dogs. Words @ The Baffler, The Nation, In These Times.

Favorite films

  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Daisies
  • Detour
  • Trouble in Paradise

Recent activity

  • Downfall


  • Levoton veri


  • Sexy Beast


  • Wedding Ring


Recent reviews

  • The 3 Penny Opera

    The 3 Penny Opera


    Watching this disappointing film, shortly after seeing a somewhat disappointing stage production put on by a Chicago area musical theater company which is usually excellent, I've come to the conclusion that, for whatever reason, Threepenny is a property that's hard to do right. That the only NYC production I've seen, many years ago off-off Broadway, was also pretty meh, and that I'm hard-pressed to remember any critically acclaimed revivals in recent decades, confirms this impression.

    Threepenny has one of the…

  • Crazy Love

    Crazy Love


    *Note: I saw this on YouTube in a crappy VHS print, so in a sense I feel like I still haven't see the "real" movie. Therefore, this rating should be considered provisional until I see it as it should be seen: in 35mm or a high-quality digital transfer.