Tagged: biography


Sr.: No More Excuses, by David Bax

“They said they wanted someone hipper but the part ended up going to Robert Downey.” “Junior?” “If it was junior, I would have said junior.” That’s a joke from an episode of Bojack Horseman. Specifically, a season one episode; the...


TIFF 2022: Daliland, by David Bax

Mary Harron’s Daliland opens with the classic footage of famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali appearing on a 1952 episode of the game show What’s My Line?, befuddling contestants by answering “yes” to every single question asked about him. It’s an...


Monday Movie: Dersu Uzala, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Dersu Uzala originally ran as a Criterion prediction. Dersu Uzala was a huge comeback for Akira Kurosawa, who suffered a series of setbacks and hardships before collaborating...


Benediction: Does It Matter?, by David Bax

Terence Davies’ Benediction contains poetry. On the one hand, that’s a literal description of the movie; it’s a biography of twentieth century British poet Siegfried Sassoon. But those familiar with Davies‘ work will know that it’s also a description of...

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