Category: Theatrical Review


Skate Kitchen: Halfpipe Dreams, by Chase Beck

I love the way Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen begins. We see the main character, Camille, at a skate park. She seems uncomfortable, uncertain, nervous. Although obviously talented, she injures herself performing a difficult trick. With blood pouring down her leg,...


Nico, 1988: Drama of Exile, by David Bax

With its 4×3 aspect ratio, its video cinematography and its simultaneously colorful and depressingly muted color palette, Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988 deliberately feels at times like some rundown TV newsmagazine profile of the model-turned-singer at the final stages of her career, an end-of-the-hour...