January and February in Review

2016 so far has been something of a whirlwind experience. I’m back working at Starbucks to help pay the bills, but the writing keeps rolling in. I’m married now and my wedding night went viral. My writing isn’t slowing down, if anything, I’m taking on more than I ever have before. It’s stressful but absolutely fantastic. Looking forward to a year of new and amazing experiences, hope you’ll be along with this wild and crazy ride with me!

Thankful for the shout out in this eulogy for Andrzej Zulawski by Alex Heller-Hellar Nicholas: https://overland.org.au/2016/02/andrzej-zulawski-and-the-powerlessness-of-language/


Cult MTL

A Break from Hollywood’s Holocaust Myth: Interview with László Nemes (Son of Saul)

Little White Lies

Cinematic Swan Songs entries on Max Ophuls and Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Seminal Fashion Industry Satire that Paved the Way for Zoolander

50 Best Films of the Decade so far: Personal Lists

Movie Mezzanine

The New Vanguard Directors

Contradictions and Desires: The Costumes of Eiko Ishioka


‘Moonwalkers’ makes a mockery of people’s distrust of authority

Revisiting ‘Paris is Burning’, 25 Years After Sundance Premiere

Vague Visages

‘Agnes of God’ (Norman Jewison, 1985)

‘Black Girl’ (Ousmane Sembène, 1966)

In Remembrance of Andrzej Zulawski

‘L’inconnu du lac’ (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)

The One I Love (Charlie McDowell, 2014)

Return of the Jedi and the Sexy Bikini

A Serious Investigation: The Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013)

School Daze (Spike Lee, 1988)


My Wedding Night Was Interrupted by a Coke-Fuelled Orgy in my Apartment

Books Read

On Writing by Stephen King

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Best Films Watched for the First time in January/February

Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene, 1969)

Boris sans Beatrice (Denis Cote, 2016)

The Cell (Tarsem Singh, 2000)

Girl Model (David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, 2011)

Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)

The One I Love (Charlie McDowell, 2014)

Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)

Postcards from the Edge (Mike Nichols, 1990)

Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, 2015)

School Daze (Spike Lee, 1988)



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