Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Favorite Roger: The Passion of the Christ

I pick "My Favorite Roger" and discuss his review of The Passion of the Christ (2004); you can read my thoughts here.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

One Year Since Roger's Passing

On the first anniversary of Roger Ebert's passing away, I had the honor of taking part in this commemorative effort at

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cartagena de Indias 2014

It was my honor and privilege to serve as a member of the FIPRESCI jury at the festival in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), together with Carlos Heredero from Spain and Hiroaki Saito from Japan. My illustrious colleagues' reports are to be found here and here; my own is here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Long Day Closes (1992, Davies)

On the occasion of the Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD edition of The Long Day Closes, has just published an excerpt from my upcoming book on Terence Davies, scheduled for publication by Miniver Press in 2015. You can read it here.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Life Itself (2014, James)

My piece on Life Itself, Steve James' beautiful documentary on Roger Ebert, is now up at You can read it here

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stranger by the Lake (2013, Guiraudie)

My four-star review of Alain Guiraudie's superb Stranger by the Lake is now up at You can read it here.