‘Whose Streets?’

‘Whose Streets?’ is a ‘correction of the narrative’ about Ferguson This assignment came sort of late and round about. True/False was in full swing and, essentially, we were looking for a chance to take a deeper look at a film — especially with Vox covering reviews for the films and a handful of other reportersContinue reading “‘Whose Streets?’”

The Terrence Malick Mixtape: Examining The Use Of Music In The Director’s Films

From time to time it’s good to remind the world (and ourselves) that we are The Playlist, and in addition to being movie lovers, we are also obsessed with music, specifically movie music. It also helps when a director gives us good reason to take a long look at their musical choices — i.e. byContinue reading “The Terrence Malick Mixtape: Examining The Use Of Music In The Director’s Films”

Playing catch-up

Part of Ninth Street closed for True/False festivities I think my favorite part of writing this little story was simply getting a little tangled up in some True/False chaos (delightful chaos, to be sure). Certainly it’s an important little piece, but felt like the sort of thing I would skim if I came upon it.Continue reading “Playing catch-up”

‘Cries From Syria’ Is A Devastating, Unflinching Look At The Syrian Civil War [Review]

Last month, “The White Helmets” took home a much-deserved Oscar for Best Documentary Short. It’s not the sort of film that reinvents the wheel, nor is it a particularly grand feat of filmmaking. What it is is an extraordinary glimpse at an urgent and overlooked crisis, a film that manages to find the human capacity for love amidContinue reading “‘Cries From Syria’ Is A Devastating, Unflinching Look At The Syrian Civil War [Review]”

‘By The Book’

Social media posts started relationships that ended in terrorist suspect’s indictment When I first considered the thought of being a journalist, it was always this sort of adversarial ideal: checking the power of those who hold it. It’s the sort of journalism that I’ve always admired. So, getting a chance to dive into a story likeContinue reading “‘By The Book’”

‘Donald Cried’ Is A Wistful, Hilarious Look At A Forgotten Friendship [Review]

Fewer narratives are as played out as the prickish-man-returns-home-and-bumps-into-childhood-friend-who-never-left-and-learns-to-embrace-his-past arc. It’s about as formulaic as they come. The characters are stock, the conflict is familiar, and the overall journey is the same. Of course, the reason it’s so familiar, that directors and writers keep going back there, is because it can work, and the conceitContinue reading “‘Donald Cried’ Is A Wistful, Hilarious Look At A Forgotten Friendship [Review]”