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Ludicrous Enough

On Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin.

Plug Two

A requiem for Trugoy and a rebirth for De La Soul.

Unwritten Recipes

Anyone who’s lived long enough to learn to feed themselves likely has some kind of biographical dish.

Gestures of Ambiguity: On Todd Field's Tár

Tár holds back too much to work as a commentary on cancel culture, and isn't elusive enough to succeed as a work of art. 

Rick Rubin and the Spiritual Origins of Creativity

Why the producer's “do-nothing” approach means everything.

Popping Up in Dreams

Are we losing our capacity for cinematic enchantment? 

Not Even Seventeen

On two movies about teenagers.

Falling In and Out of Love: On Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022) 

Will there ever be a filmmaker more adamant about emulating the literary canon?

Closing Pandora's Box

Reckoning with the swift decline of Twitter.