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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer—John McNaughton—1986

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a film of profound emotional impact. It takes subject  matter familiar to the movies—the psychosexual killer—makes it wholly its own, and it does this on the tail end of the biggest wave of cinematic Psychomania in history. Formally it is masterful in its deployment of mise-en-scene, cinematography, and sound […]

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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 […]