Reel Change Elsewhere: A Feminist Little Mermaid, A Spanish Harlem Renaissance, and the Limits of Misanthropy

I just wanted to share with you a few of my pieces that have been published elsewhere in the last few weeks. I hope you’ll read and, if you feel so compelled, share on social media. For The Atlantic, I applauded Sofia Coppolla’s decision to direct a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Here is…

Wait a Minute…Is 2013 A Great Year for Movies?

Let’s start with a list. Here are the movies currently playing at my local independent movie theater: Blue Jasmine, Before Midnight, The Attack, Fruitvale Station, and The Way, Way Back. Earlier this summer, it screened The Bling Ring, Frances Ha, and Much Ado About Nothing. Tastes may vary, but I saw most of those, and…