Even As I Am Fully Known

Kara Shroyer on Secretary

"Looking in the mirror, all we can see are the ways we have failed ourselves and others. Our experience of love is often inextricably linked to pain."



Featured essays

Geography as Identity: On Moonlight

Angelica Jade Bastién

"How can I put into words what it’s like to see your very soul—ragged and yearning—across the screen?"

A Town by the Sea

Kelsey Ford on Manchester-by-the-Sea

"Understanding the landscape of an original grief doesn’t help with the second or the third. Each are unique, strange, impossible. Manchester understands this impossibility."

Death is the Curator: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro

Lauren Wilford

"That’s what makes our life experience. Those are the notes of the symphony that we’re going to be. A choice is not to miss, a choice is to embrace; a choice is to enshrine what you want to be. What you want to leave behind."

We'll Jump and We'll See

Chad Perman on Joe Versus The Volcano

"It’s a film that lives almost entirely in its own world, asking Big Questions about Big Things. But its heart is large, and its magic deep."