Call Me By Your Name and the Year in Love

My fascination with Call Me By Your Name began, as it did for so many of us, with that clip of Armie Hammer dancing. Armie Hammer is one of those celebrities I mostly know because of social media,… Read More

My Movie Year, 2016

When I was more actively pop culture blogging in my 20s, the end-of-year reports were obviously one of the big highlights. What was the best music? What were the best movies? Much of this list-making was performative and… Read More

Italian, Film, and Me

When I was in fourth grade, for some reason the gifted and talented program that I was placed in decided to hire a woman, two days a week, to teach us German. Why not Spanish or French? I… Read More

Why Scorsese and Stiller Are This Holiday Season’s Most Meta Directors

I enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street a heck of a lot. Sure, I feel a little dirty about it, and worry a bit about what Rachel Syme in The New Yorker calls its potential for winning “bad… Read More