A 20-something reader and viewer, on the cusp of tireless trying.

Favorite films

  • First Reformed
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Moral
  • Close-Up

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  • Spencer


  • Tom at the Farm


  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

  • Passing


Recent reviews

  • Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

    “The world is held together by the love and passion of [a] very few people.”

    It is possible for a viewer, like me, to have clicked on a film solely because of its subject—in this case, the inimitable James Baldwin, whose literary work and humanitarian vision I deeply admire—and at the same time couldn’t care less about who—an aimless (even bordering on concealed condescension) director who does not understand, could not comprehend his subject as much as he thinks he…

  • Sans Soleil

    Sans Soleil


    “The overriding philosophy of our time lies in the Packman […] being a perfect graphic metaphor for the human condition. [I]t defines the balance between individual and environment, and soberly warns us that although we may win renown with victories, it will always end badly.”

    This marks the second time of me watching this travelogue of a film. I must say it had grown on me in quiet statures—liked it at first; love it the next.

    SANS SOLEIL is plotless,…

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