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Pieces for reviewsphere.

Since the site doesn’t have an author page, I’ll list my pieces for reviewsphere here. (Ongoing.) Peterloo (2018) Columbus (2017) Widows (2018) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Old Man & The Gun (2018) The RE-run of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life Roma (2018) Welcome to Marwen (2018) Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) The […]

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Four Reviews from GFF’19

Mid90s, Dir. Jonah Hill.  This year’s Glasgow Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with a screening of Mid90s, actor Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. Young, diminutive Stevie (Sunny Suljic) is friendless and bored, living at home with his mother Dabney (Katherine Waterston, in a thankless role) and abusive, abrasive older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges). One day, from […]

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A Dispatch from out west: The 2019 Glasgow Film Festival

Both the opening and closing films of this year’s Glasgow Film Festival can be described as “coming-of-age” films: Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, and Brian Welsh’s Beats; but it may be more accurate to label them films about being inducted into new social milieus. In the far superior Beats, this concerns entry into the put-upon Scottish rave-scene. […]