‘Fall’ is the most disturbing movie of the summer

There may be nothing free soloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are incredibly horrible 2018 documentary film about rock climber Alex Honnold (He who achieves his standard feats without ropes, belts, or any other protective equipment), but Drops It remains the most disturbing film of the summer. The story of two friends stranded atop the … Read more

What Would Donald Judd Do?

MARFA, Texas—Donald Judd’s sculptures are ticking. In the high desert 100 gleaming aluminum forms — each the exact same size — are aligned in rows with military precision inside two former artillery sheds, just as Judd had ordered. Pristine and silver, they reflect light pouring through giant window walls that Judd designed to replace aging … Read more

Flow wars are over

Netflix was seen as an existential threat to the old media industry, so its strategy of increasing subscribers was the only strategy nearly everyone on Wall Street and in the media boardrooms cared about. Pandemic lockdowns exacerbation of urgency; Now, that war to win subscribers at any cost is over. The broadcast itself isn’t going … Read more