From The Parallax Review Vaults: Blue Valentine (2010)

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 […]

New On DVD/Blu-ray: Drive (2011)

The common perception of a dramatic story is one that surprises or shocks the audience with unexpected twists.  I think a better case can be made for the opposite approach.  I don’t refer to mundane, by-the-numbers storytelling.  I mean the power of inevitability.  The ability of a filmmaker to draw from the audience the recognition […]