Mia Wasikowska for Flaunt

FLAUNT_MIA_WASIKOWSKA_SHOT_03_0122-2-1024x683My cover story interview with Mia Wasikowska for Flaunt‘s Dial-Up Issue. Continue reading


Interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven on Mustang


Set in a remote Northern Turkish village on the cusp of fairy tale, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang explores the suffocating world of five teenage sisters put under house arrest after an indiscretion threatens their chastity in the eyes of the local patriarchy. Continue reading

The Comedian Who Fell To Earth: Rick Alverson’s Entertainment

7The idea of the sad clown is as old as comedy itself, and yet it’d be too easy to classify Rick Alverson’s new film—which revolves around the existential journey of a standup performer—as just another in the long line of stories about depressed funnymen and the dark lives behind the laughter. Though certainly an expert exploration of a comedian unravelling, Entertainment also conjures up an elegant portrait of a nation lost in a surrealist slipstream, drawing on the iconography of its past and the shell of its present. It’s one of the best American movies of the year. Continue reading


Live and Let Die: Sam Mendes’ Spectre


The best Bond films were wise enough not to take themselves too seriously, generally aware that they were selling a fantasy package of moral escapism, aspirational (hetero) sexuality and—most importantly—killer theme tunes, the majority of which have endured as richer cultural artifacts than the movies themselves. But what happens when the product decides it needs to be profound? Continue reading