Beatrice Loayza

is a writer and editor who contributes regularly to the Criterion Collection and publications such as The New York Times, Artforum, and 4Columns.

Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo in “May December.”

The Uncanny Façades of “May December” The Uncanny Façades of “May December”

Todd Haynes’s discomfiting and hypnotic suburban melodrama examines topics the director knows well: sex, taboo, and control.

Dec 27, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Beatrice Loayza

Michael Fassbender in “The Killer.”

David Fincher’s Man Without Qualities  David Fincher’s Man Without Qualities 

His grim action movie satire The Killer pokes fun at the blandness of modern life and modern moviemaking.

Nov 30, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Beatrice Loayza

Death, Destruction, and Lars Von Trier

Death, Destruction, and Lars Von Trier Death, Destruction, and Lars Von Trier

In his return to television, a sequel to his 1990s series The Kingdom, the Danish director's trollish hospital drama aims to shock.

Feb 28, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Beatrice Loayza

David Cronenberg’s Tableaux of Pain and Pleasure

David Cronenberg’s Tableaux of Pain and Pleasure David Cronenberg’s Tableaux of Pain and Pleasure

His latest film, Crimes of the Future, continues a decades-long project to explore the limits of the body and the supposed rules of reality.

Jul 21, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Beatrice Loayza

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