Multi-Hyphenate Writer

Essays & Fiction

Brianna Ashby’s illustration for “There’s More to This World Than You Have Seen” (May 2018)

Brianna Ashby’s illustration for “There’s More to This World Than You Have Seen” (May 2018)

SELECTED BRIGHT WALL/DARK ROOM ESSAYS

The Illustrated Manson - some considerations on the past, the future, and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. (August, 2019)

Only I Know the Secrets - Breaking down Under the Silver Lake (July, 2019)

I Can Whistle With That - What the stories of 2018 show us about responding to despair (January, 2019)

The Tumult Breaks Loose - on Ingmar Bergman’s Hour of the Wolf (November, 2018)

Notes Towards a Theory of the Uncanniness of Step Brothers (October, 2018)

Watching the Wheels - Finding meaning and purpose in Paterson (September, 2018)

There’s More to This World Than You Have Seen - on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (May, 2018)

Guy Maddin’s Home Movies (December, 2017)

The Gospel of the Psychedelic Six-Gun - on El Topo, Zachariah, Greaser’s Palace, and Dead Man (November, 2017)

On the Absurdity of David Lynch (September, 2017)

The Things We Never Forget, Even When We Can’t Remember - Fear and bravery in Spirited Away (March, 2017)