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Spotlight on—Gender Performativity in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs

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There are traces in all of them of appropriation and pastiche, irony, as well as a reworking of history with social constructionism very much in mind. Definitively breaking with older humanist approaches and the films and tapes that accompanied identity politics, these works are irreverent, energetic, alternately minimalist and excessive. Above all, they’re full of […]

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My Dinner With Andre
Louis Malle—1981

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Wake up and smell the coffee One of the most painful parts of “being” a film critic—of indulging in my personal passion and hobby—is that in many ways its merely a performance. I act like I understand what all these things mean, but I’m usually improvising and just trying to check my facts later. The […]