Read “A humble request: Support ‘A Mouthful of Air’ (2021 film)” in The Usonian

Tomorrow, Friday, October 29, marks the cinematic release of A Mouthful of Air, a moving film about an important subject by my friend Amy Koppelman.

It’s a challenging film, but eminently worthwhile, and I’m honored to have been involved in a small part of its production.

Learn more about AMOA in the latest issue of my newsletter, and please support this film if you can be safe at the movie theater.

Read “’Not a Self-Portrait’: Lynne Sachs’ ‘Film About a Father Who’ Unspools the Collateral Damage of a Problematic Father” in the Los Angeles Review of Books

I’m proud to publish my first essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books, a review of Lynne Sachs’ new documentary, “Film About a Father Who,” now available on the Criterion Channel.

“Film About a Father Who” raises tough questions about what it means for a filmmaker to make a documentary about their own problematic father.

The essay can be found in the “BLARB” section. Thanks so much for reading!

Listen to “Mulholland Drive with Harrison Blackman and Renegade Film Theory” on the Film at Fifty podcast

Thrilled to once again appear on the excellent “Film at Fifty” podcast alongside Nick from Renegade Film Theory just in time for spooky season.

This time we discuss David Lynch’s masterpiece, “Mulholland Drive,” and we really unpack THAT espresso scene.

Listen to the podcast here, on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Listen to “‘The Panic in Needle Park’ with Harrison Blackman” on the ‘Film at Fifty’ podcast

It was great to be a guest once more on the Film at Fifty podcast, this time discussing the 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park, a performance which launched Al Pacino’s career and netted him the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather.

You can listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening!

Read “Shariff Korver’s ‘Do Not Hesitate’ (2021)” in The Brooklyn Rail

Check out my review of Shariff Korver’s new film, Do Not Hesitate, as part of The Brooklyn Rail’s 2021 Tribeca Film Festival coverage.

The Dutch-language film explores the international dimensions of the War on Terror, particularly regarding the allied coalition in Afghanistan. The subject is especially relevant given the US military’s contemporary withdrawal from the nation.

Read the essay here to learn more about this war film that also serves as a psychological thriller and a complex character study that explores the trauma of Dutch soldiers given their tenuous relationship with the local population.