FILM REVIEW: Sing Street (2016)

It’s cool to be a cynic. It’s comfortable to be a snob. I don’t leave my comfort zone often enough. Instead I tell myself that I like ‘realistic’ and ‘nuanced’ movies and that feel-good movies are beneath my refined sensibilities. Sing…

My Neighbor Totoro’s Bittersweet Charm

My grandmother passed away in February. She was 94 years old. Her life ended peacefully in a small nursing home nestled into the hills of rural Japan. After her funeral, my mother and I dug through dusty boxes of photos and documents. We…

FILM REVIEW: Green Room (2016)

I spend a lot of my life searching for certainty. When should I have kids? When should I leave my job and pursue writing full time? Should I just go for it? As I sat through Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, I couldn’t help but reflect on my…