A few years ago, I compiled some writing samples. This is an update with some of my subsequent work. I fear I haven’t been especially prolific, and I can readily pinpoint the reasons why. I’ve worked a series of exhausting day jobs; suffered periodic bouts of depression; and seen my ambitions recede a little. (Countless half-finished projects have led me to set myself fewer and humbler creative goals.) That said, I’ve still written things, and I’m proud of it. On this blog alone, I kept up a thorough viewing diary in 2017 and have put out year-in-film summaries each December. Elsewhere, I’ve published the following:
- For the Muriel Awards, I’ve done capsules on Phoenix, Brief Encounter, The Silence of the Lambs, Daisies, Nocturama, and Cat People.
- For MUBI Notebook, a couple pieces back in 2016 on the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival and a screening series called “Friends with Benefits.”
- More regularly, I’ve been writing reviews for Film Freak Central.
- And I resumed my use of Letterboxd for a few months in 2016. The best of that burst, each one a paragraph long, were about The President, Jewel Robbery, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Under Capricorn, and I Want What I Want.
Here’s hoping I’ll have enough for a similar round-up a couple years hence.