“Call me by Your Name” by Luca Guadagnino

By all accounts, I should have loved this movie. I should have loved the book it’s based on, too. Elio and Oliver’s summer fling is rendered in a breathtaking Italian landscape, brimming with the most beautiful, artistic imagery and set to a Sufjan Stevens soundtrack. The story takes place in 1983, and is chock full […]

“Der Goldene Handschuh” by Heinz Strunk/Upcoming Adaptation by Fatih Akin: A quick essay on ableism

A friend of mine lives near Zeißstraße, which is infamous for being the street that housed Fritz Honka, a serial killer who committed his crimes in Hamburg back in the early 1970s. Honka had a disfigurement and was an alcoholic. He killed four prostitutes and hid their remains in the walls of his apartment. The […]