Category: essay

Every Frame a Painting

I want to be clear: I love the art and the craft of cinema. I’m fascinated by the social and political dynamics that surround it – how films are created and consumed – but at the heart of all that, because of it or in spite of it, a well-made, beautiful film is still a precious thing to me. This…

Mamet on Decay

I stole a book of essays by David Mamet from my friend Alex’s apartment, and I’ve been rereading it for the last month or so. I have mixed feelings about his plays, but the essays are incredible, about everything from show business to the death of the American pool hall. Here are some excerpts from one that seemed especially relevant…