"Kaveh is a tall, floppy-haired man, all lank and torque, who often appears folded up in himself. He seems not always entirely comfortable in his being in this particular body at this particular moment, sort of how a compressed spring always seems to be waiting to explode."Read More
The secret is that the film, despite its name, is not really about Ferris at all. It’s not really about a day off, either. It’s about fear. Cameron lives in fear of life. Ferris lives in fear of nothing.Read More
It is rare to encounter someone quite so buoyant and serious and playful and sweet and dedicated to an honest reckoning with the joy and pain and absurdity of love and loss and I have come, across time and space, to appreciate each encounter with such people all the more.Read More
Risky Business opened in 1983, and it features, more or less, all of the hallmarks of an 80’s slasher flick. Ominous synthesizers, empty streets, shadowed faces, terrifying phone calls, autumn leaves skittering across the front lawn. Also, there is a preponderace of teenagers. And a confusion of sex and death and guilt.Read More
Amelie (Audrey Tautou) knows a great deal about the world but very little about how to live in it. Her favorite things include: skipping stones across the St. Martin canal, turning around at the cinema to look at the faces of the audience lit by the screen, and, while buying vegetables from the irascible grocer Collignon, secretly dipping her fingers ever so slowly into his plump bags of legumes. She lives alone with her cat and her dreams of pleasure in a small apartment in Paris. Her neighbors include a delicate old man she imagines to have bones made of glass and a wailing woman lost still in her grief from a love lost long ago.Read More
In 2016, we discussed a lot of stories and collections.
Not all of those stories or collections are eligible for the Hugo Awards in 2017. For example, Flannery O’Connor’s story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is not particularly speculative. Also, it was published in 1953.Read More