Vadim has written 3 reviews for films with no rating during 2020.

  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    A couple of years ago I got the chance to write an essay about NYC geographical representation onscreen, how this movie is the champion of that and so on. Just re-read it and it seems to hold up OK, so here it is.

  • Trump Card

    Trump Card

    I may need to stop volunteering for these reviews.

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    David Byrne's American Utopia

    In between songs, Byrne gives a few speeches—all good-intentioned, some cornball. One is about Kurt Schwitters and Hugo Ball; Byrne quotes a few lines from the latter about resisting fascism and gets a nice round of applause from the crowd. Later on, he urges people to vote, noting that local elections only boast a 20% turnout. “We gotta do better than 20%,” he says, and the crowd cheers (what were they going to do, boo?). The intent in projecting a…