The Movie Defender: The Canyons (2013)

The plot sounds like warmed-over Bret Easton Ellis, except Ellis actually wrote it. That the director is Paul Schrader (American Gigolo, Affliction) is too sad to contemplate. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone I think they’re trying to say something provocative about the emptiness of Hollywood and the desperation that fame-seeking breeds, something that’s been said […]

From The Parallax Review Vaults / The Movie Defender: I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

The following review originally was written for The Parallax Review, a film review site of which I was the co-founder and managing editor. I have decided to collect the writings I did for The Parallax Review and preserve them here. I will be posting a few of these older pieces every week. My review of […]