Sunday, May 6, 2018
I Wrote These Things: Spring Edition
I really didn't mean to go this long without an update, but things have been a bit upside-down lately. To wit: After several months of dipping my toe into the freelance pool, I am now fully living that freelance life. I'm still doing some stuff for Flavorwire (and I'll hopefully be able to explain exactly what's going on over there one day, but that day is not today), but I've been lucky enough to have a pretty good run of pieces on outlets old and new.
The biggest news on that front was my first byline expressly for the New York Times, in which I went to that insane 31-hour Marvel movie marathon, and wrote about it.
And for Watching, I did a big mega-list of the best movies on Amazon Prime.
I also made my Vulture debut, with this piece on the production woes and controversies of Scarface.
And deep-dives into troubled Al Pacino movies is apparently a specialty now, as I also wrote something up for the Village Voice on Cruising.
Also! I was very happy to participate in their Tribeca Film Festival preview.
And I also made my way onto Crooked Marquee (with some SXSW mini-reviews) and Indiewire (also out of SXSW, with full reviews of The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter and Upgrade.)
For Flavorwire, I wrote a bit on an ongoing preoccupation: the danger of phasing out physical media.
And I penned this introspective piece on nostalgia and things you missed, inspired by the Club 57 show at MoMA.
I wrote about why the ending of the new Avengers pissed me off.
I reviewed Annihilation! It's great! And I Feel Pretty! It's not!
Also did a SXSW capsule review round-up.
More Tribeca coverage: the best and worst documentaries and narratives, plus reports on the Patti Smith show and the Robert De Niro / Bradley Cooper talk.