Film Reviews

The rules of the game in Raise the Red Lantern (1991) – Zhang Yimou

Fabricated humans and emotions in Her (2013) – Spike Jonze

Power, voyeurism, and sex in Boogie Nights (1997) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Successful minimalist animation in It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012) – Don Hertzfeldt

Gen Z culture and small victories in Eighth Grade (2018) – Bo Burnham

Jazz and alluring characters in The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Concept vs. image in Jeanne Dielman (1975) – Chantal Akerman

The bewildering ending in Magnolia (1999) – Paul Thomas Anderson


Film Critic Carlos Valladares discusses A24, 1930s Hollywood, and the plight of Marvel / Blog

Essays – Film

The egregious racism against Asians in “Lost in Translation” / The Stanford Daily

A beginner’s guide to ‘foreign’ (non-English) cinema / The Stanford Daily

Essays – Music

Ten years later: The enduring vice of The Weeknd’s debut mixtape ‘House of Balloons’ / The Stanford Daily