I ♥ Mubi

I feel alive again. Thank you, Mubi. I’ve felt increasingly detached from cinema in recent times. Yet I had a yearning to experience more films, better films, films that made me think, films that made me feel, arthouse films, foreign films. And I found it. Mubi is cinematic nirvana. Over the past couple of weeks, Read More …

Songs From The North

Chances are, when you think of North Korea, particularly in today’s political climate, you don’t think of art, or of beauty. But just because the hermit nation is a country of brainwashed saps (as any of your Fox News-watching friends will gladly tell you without a trace of irony) it doesn’t mean they’re incapable of Read More …

My life as a storyteller

I am a writer. It sounds so pompous, doesn’t it? Whenever I hear those words, even in my own head, I think immediately of Rip Torn’s bombastically pretentious delivery of that very phrase in Wonder Boys. So let’s dispel the sense of arrogance immediately with the story of how, when I was 15 or 16, Read More …