Film writing

When I was very young, I desperately wanted to be a film director. It was – as Songs for Drella has it – “not something for which I am suited”. I was shadowing Atom Egoyan on the set of Felicia’s Journey, and met a film journalist – Monika Maurer – who at the time ran an independent film site called Kamera. We became (and still are) good friends, despite the arcane pieces I delivered to Monika and her successors in response to their trusting commissions.

If you do want to read them, they’re now archived on this site, and you can jump to the individual pieces below.

From the Kamera print edition (pdfs from Issues 3 + 4):

Herzog/Kinski 5 DVD Boxed Set (PDF, 1MB) |
Entries in Alternative 100 Best Movies (PDF, 2MB), for: Le Sang des Betes (Dir. Georges Franju); I Am Curious (Yellow) (Dir. Vilgot Sjoman); The Colour of Pomegranates (Dir. Sergei Paradjanov); Land of Silence and Darkness (Dir. Werner Herzog); Greaser’s Palace (Dir. Robert Downey Sr); Gummo (Dir. Harmony Korine); Buffalo ’66 (Dir. Vincent Gallo); Cremaster 2 (Dir. Matthew Barney).

Werner Herzog  |  Pier Paolo Pasolini

Festival Reviews:
Reel Madness 2003Resfest 2001

Book Reviews:
New Chinese Cinema – Challenging Representations (Cornelius / Haydn Smith)   |   Mise-en-scene (Gibbs)

Film and DVD Reviews:
Bande a Part (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)   |   Bully (Dir. Larry Clark) [+ Interview with Rachel Miner]   |   Cinema Paradiso (Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore)   |   Dogtown and the Z-Boys (Dir. Stacy Peralta)   |   Don’t Look Now (Dir. Nicolas Roeg)   |   Fucking Amal / Show Me Love (Dir. Lukas Moodysson)   |   Ghost Dog (Dir. Jim Jarmusch)   |   Human Traffic (Dir. Justin Kerrigan)   |   Jesus’ Son (Dir. Alison Maclean)   |   The Lady and the Duke / L’Anglaise et le Duc (Dir. Eric Rohmer)   |   Sans Soleil (Dir. Chris Marker)   |   Suspicious River (Dir. Lynne Stopkewich)   |   Ten Days Without Love (Dir. Miguel Albaladejo)   |   2 or 3 Things I Know About Her / Deux ou Trois Choses Que Je Sais D’Elle (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)   |   The Warrior (Dir. Asif Kapadia)   |   Y Tu Mama Tambien (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron)


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