Film Criticism


Reverse Shot

Lost in the Sauce: A review of Zola

Distant Shores: maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore


Cinema Scope

Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Dasha Nekrasova and The Scary of Sixty-First

Review of A Glitch in the Matrix


Sight and Sound 

Nowhere Special Review: A Dying Man’s Life

Two of Us Review: A Hidden Romance


Mubi Notebook

Takashi Miike’s Audition in One Shot


The Film Stage

Review of M. Night Shyamalan’s Old 

Review of Black Widow

Review of Cruella: A Neutered Origin Story


In the Mood Recommendation Generator

Every Man For Himself - In the Mood Recommendation Generator (2020)
   (Click through “Sad” and “Out of Sorts”)

Match Factory Girl - In the Mood Recommendation Generator (2020)
    (Click through “Anxious” and “Alienated”)

Film review samples

Leste Magazine



The Fuck of the Century is a triannual column on cinematic sex scenes published in Leste Magazine.  Gabrielle Marceau, Sennah Yee discuss sex scenes with a guest writer, filmmaker, artist, or cinephile. www.leste.com

Leste Magazine Issue 10 - FOTC and special guest Willow Catelyn Maclay discuss scenes of sex, violence, love, and intimacy in the films Wild at Heart (1990), Bound (1996), and Lingua Franca (2019).

Leste Magazine Issue 9 - FOTC and special guest Sofia Banzhaf examine early sexual awakenings in animated Disney films including The Sword in the Stone (1963), Robin Hood (1973), Aladdin (1992), and more.

Leste Magazine Issue 8
- FOTC and special guest Nicole Richardson examine space, intimacy, and power structures in sex work depicted in Young & Beautiful (2013), Tangerine (2015), and the season 1 finales of The Girlfriend Experience (2016) and The Deuce (2017).

Leste Magazine Issue 7 - FOTC and special guest Fan Wu look for threads of tenderness in the films Sauvage (2018), God’s Own Country (2017), Call me by Your Name (2017), and Attenberg (2010).

Leste Magazine Issue 6 - Gabrielle Marceau and Sennah Yee talk about favourite, formative, and least favourite movie/TV sex scenes.


The Fuck of the Century 


Birds of Prey: Hedren, Hitchcock, and Hollywood (2017)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: ARCADE FIRE/ EVERYTHING NOW (2017)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE STROKES/ THREAT OF JOY (2017)

When I Think About Me I Touch Myself (2016)

Give Me Shelter: A Bigger Splash (2016)

BEFORE ETHAN HAWKE (2016)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: CHARLI XCX/ VROOM VROOM (2016)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: SONIC YOUTH/ KOOL THING (2016)

From a Review of the Martian (2016)

Joy and the Noxious Male Genius (2016)

Notes on Miss You Already (2016)

10 Things I Remember About You (2016)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: GWEN STEFANI/ MAKE ME LIKE YOU (2016)

From a Review of Mommy (2016)

Video of the Week: Joanna Newsom/ Sapokanikan (2016)

Video of the Week: Selena Gomez/ Good for You (2016)