Selected Writings


"Collective" (Alexander Nanau), Cinema Scope issue  81

"Occupational Hazard: On Earth and Other Recent Films By Nikolaus Gehyrhalter",

Cinema Scope, Issue 80 

"Raymond Depardon and The Fugitive Art of Rendering The Real", Icarus Films



"Drift" (Helena Wittmann), Cinema Scope, Issue 75

"Rojo" (Benjamin Naishtat), Cinema Scope, Issue 77

"Cocote" (Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias), Cinema Scope, Issue 73 (read)


"Ars Moriendi, or How To Film a Scultpure: The 11th Punto de Visa Festival," Senses of Cinema, Issue 83 (read)

"New York Groove: Alex Ross Perry’s Golden Exits," Cinema Scope, online (read)

"Darkest Hour" Cinema Scope, online (read)

"First They Killed My Father" Cinema Scope, online (read)

"Lady Bird" (Greta Gerwig), Cinema Scope, online (read)

"Lean on Pete" (Andrew Haigh), Cinema Scope, online (read)

"The Shape of Water" (Guillermo del Toro) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Araby" (João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa) Cinema Scope Issue 71 (read)

"Sundance (II): A Few Useful Details" Cinema Scope Issue 70 (read)

"Austerlitz" (Sergei Loznitsa) Cinema Scope Issue 69 (read)


"Locarno (1): Challenges" Cinema Scope Issue 68 (read)

"RIDM: Recessive Genre, Sublime Hiatus" Cinema Scope online (read)

"The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography" (Errol Morris) Cinema Scope online (read)

"By the Time It Gets Dark" (Anocha Suwichakornpong) Cinema Scope online (read)

"India in a Day" Cinema Scope online (read)

"The Ivory Game" Cinema Scope online (read)

"Maliglutit" (Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Mimosas" (Oliver Laxe), Cinema Scope, Issue 67 (read)

"Mister Universo" (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer" online (read)

"Set Sail with Salt, Return with Sugar: The 10th Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival of Navarra" Cinema Scope online (read)

"Il Solengo" (Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis) Cinema Scope Issue 66 (read)



"Festivals: Punto de Vista" Film Comment online (read)

"Two Years at Sea: An Interview with Mauro Herce" Cinema Scope Issue 65 (read)

"TIFF 2015 | Beasts of No Nation" (Cary Joji Fukunaga) Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2015 | Ixcanul"  (Jayro Bustamante) Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2015 | Spotlight" (Tom McCarthy) Cinema Scope online (read)



"Who Can Tell of the Heroic Deeds of Israel?: Nadav Lapid's The Kindergarten Teacher" Cinema Scope Issue 61 (read)

"We Are Mari Pepa: New Life for the Coming-of-Age Genre" Parallax View online (read)

"TIFF 2014 | Rosewater" Cinema Scope, online (read)

"TIFF 2014 | Madame Bovary" Cinema Scope online (read)

"Stop the Pounding Heart" (Roberto Minervini) Cinema Scope Issue 59 (read)

"Mouton" (Gilles Deroo, Marianne Pistone) Cinema Scope Issue 57 (read)

"Mystery, Acumen, Divination: On a few of the epiphanies and lulls of the last year" 

Parallax View online (read)

"Review: Mouton" Parallax View online (read)


"TIFF 2013 | "Bethlehem Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "Ida" Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "Starred Up" Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "Labor Day" Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "The Unknown Known" Cinema Scope online (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "Under the Skin" Cinema Scope online (read)

"Pilgrim's Progress: Manakamana" (Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez) 

Cinema Scope Issue 56 (read)

"TIFF 2013 | "The Selfish Giant" (Clio Barnard) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Expansive Views at Telluride's 40th" Parallax View online (read)


"Terror Incognita: Julia Loktev on The Loneliest Planet," Cinema Scope, Issue 51 (read)

"BAFICI 14: Reviens Vite" Cinema Scope online (read)

"Corneliu Porumboiu" Cinema Scope Issue 50 (read)

"Papirosen" (Gastón Solnicki) Cinema Scope, Issue 49 (read)


"BAFICI 2011: Like Hoppo Hunting in Pampas Grass" Cinema Scope online (read)

"L’heure d’été, Olivier Assayas, Cinema Scope, online (read)

"Humpday" (Lynn Shelton) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Nana" (Valérie Massadian) Cinema Scope Issue 48 (read)

"Welcome to Calais: Sylvain George and the Aesthetics of Resistance" Cinema Scope Issue 47 (read)

"Guest: José Luis Guerín," Cinema Scope Issue 45 (read)

"Watching Movies in the Mountains and Enjoying the 'Ride': Telluride Film Festival," Parallax View online (read)


"Spotlight: NanaParallax View online (read)

"Exquisite Delay: The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival + Tindersticks perform Claire Denis film scores" Parallax View online (read)




"BAFICI 12: In Praise of Anti-Cine! Or, I Come Back Because I Want To" 

Senses of Cinema Issue 55 (read)

"Against the Practice of the Mild: The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival" 

Senses of Cinema Issue 55 (read)

At His Own Pace: A Short Talk With Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, director of Alamar" 

Parallax View online (read)

"SIFF 2010: Like You Know It All" Parallax View online (read)


"Interviews | Keeper of Sheep Lucien Castaing-Taylor on Sweetgrass" 

Cinema Scope Issue 41 (read)

"A Hole in the Heart of Man, Out At the Edge of the World: Some Remarks On the Cinema of Lisandro Alonso" Parallax View online (read)

"Bien Sur: The 11th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente" 

Senses of Cinema Issue 52 (read)

"Killer Instinct: The 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival" 

Senses of Cinema Issue 52 (read)

"Recherchez: José Luis Guerín’s In the City of SylviaSenses of Cinema Issue 50 (read)

"Belle Toujours" (Manoel de Oliveira) Cinema Scope online (read)

"Shining Trench" (Jim Finn) Cinema Scope online (read)


"Pellucid Pique: The 27th Vancouver International Film Festival" 

Senses of Cinema Issue 49 (read)

"Image, Unleashed (Or, Air-Conditioning in the Bamboo Forest): A Dispatch from the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival" Senses of Cinema Issue 49 (read)

"BAFICI at 10: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: The 10th Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente" Senses of Cinema Issue 48 (read)


"On the Occasion of Remembering the Golden Gate: The 49th San Francisco International Film Festival" Senses of Cinema Issue 41 (read)