My Friend Dahmer Details the Pre-Serial Killer Era of An Adolescent In Need of a Connection

Though serial killers are always ultimately painted as gruesome non-human caricatures when the body count tally finally gets publicized, there is almost always a backstory that sheds a project-level light on the why. In Jeffrey Dahmer’s case, a tense home life paired with strange urges constantly manifesting in the dismemberment …

Taking Cues From Her Sacramento Forebears, Didion and Ringwald, Greta Gerwig Adds to the Parsimonious List of Abashed Love Letters to the City

As Greta Gerwig’s directorial and solo writing debut, it’s only right that she should go for the most autobiographical subject possible: the California capital city in which she was raised. With only two truly “grandmotherly” sources representative of Sacramento success stories (i.e. getting out and becoming world-renowned), Gerwig draws on the …

Jeune Femme: “I was everything to him, and now I’m nothing.”

It’s been an exceptional year for female film debuts (Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird at the forefront). And Léonor Serraille’s Jeune Femme (alternately called Montparnasse Bienvenue) is one of the shining examples of this trend in 2017 cinema. As Lyon-originating Paula Simonian (Laetitia Dosch) very literally bangs her head against a wall …

Che Palle: Italy’s Reaction to Asia Argento Puts An Added Exclamation Point Behind The Country’s Favorite Word, Maschilista

Italy’s shape is in that of a boot, sure. But one never imagined it would quite literally kick out one of its most iconic stars over her deeply personal confession regarding her own nightmarish dealings with Harvey Weinstein. While the ex-mogul has, as it’s revealed with each passing day, sexually …

Of Course James Toback is a Sexual Predator. Have You Not Seen His Movie Titles, General Aesthetic?

They say stereotyping is wrong. That judging a book by its cover is something we should never do. And yet, when it comes to profiling a sexual predator, one can’t help but look to the prototypical disgusting, sleazoid aesthetic of James Toback, all overweightness, paleness and baldness for confirmation that …