It’s hard to imagine a time before Harvey Weinstein was breaking news for being the world’s most disgusting human being. (He gave Citizen Dame stories for months during its formative years.) But with the news cycle discussing nearly every facet of the allegations against the disgraced mogul, on […]
A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
We know Hollywood isn’t creative. More times than not their idea of progress extends as far as taking a specific film and gender-swapping it. In the case of Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen, an adaptation of the DC/Vertigo graphic novel of the same name, it is an entire male […]
When Anton Yelchin died in 2016 his death resonated with film audiences who barely knew him. Maybe it was because he was just 27, maybe it was the tragic freak nature of his death, or maybe, as director Garret Price lays out in the awe-inspiring documentary Love, Antosha, […]
Is Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood everything you wished it would be?
When Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook first hit the festival circuit it became a lightning rod for notoriety. Walk-outs were common, with audiences uncomfortable with the first 30 minutes heavy emphasis on rape and violence. And yet, it’d be interesting to see if this same outcry would […]
Last year director Ari Aster released Hereditary, a feature film that either terrified audiences for months or led them to decry the state of pretentious horror. Either way, Aster’s name was on everyone’s lips. When the announcement of his follow-up feature arrived with little fanfare, fans were eager […]
There are women throughout history whose names are synonymous with tragedy and destruction: Helen of Troy, Eve, Pandora, Shakespeare’s Ophelia. The princess of suicide, sadness, and melancholy, Ophelia has been immortalized in works of arts, numerous books, and modern day film adaptations of Hamlet, but no medium has […]