Guest Post: Unconventional Soulmates in Sean Baker’s “Starlet” (2012)

  EDITOR’S NOTE: In case you didn’t catch the byline, this is a guest post! Please enjoy this piece from a writer whose work I am thrilled to feature (because I love reading her work elsewhere): Veronica Phillips.   For Starlet’s twenty-something year old protagonist Jane (Dree Hemingway), conventional understandings of intimacy regarding sex, love, […]


Sundance Film Festival 2022 Diary: Days 1 & 2

  It’s the last week of January, so you know what that means. I’m back with dispatches from the front of Virtual Sundance, Round 2 (aka the Sundance Film Festival 2022)! This year’s coverage of the festival won’t be quite as extensive as last year’s. I have just moved across the country–seriously, we’ve been in […]


Tra La La, Oom Pah Pah: Let’s Get Drunk with the Ghost of Christmas Present

  I grew up in a movie musical-loving household, so, naturally, our yearly dose of A Christmas Carol came in the form of Scrooge, the 1970 musical interpretation of Dickens’ holiday classic. While this version is my sentimental favorite, I concede that this adaptation makes a number of baffling decisions. For one, Scrooge was an […]


Guest Post: Is Cats (2019) a Christmas Movie?

  EDITOR’S NOTE: In case you didn’t catch the byline, this is the very first guest post published on Delayed Responses! Please enjoy this piece from the biggest Cats enthusiast I know, Gina Elbert.   Move over, Die Hard: there’s a new controversial Christmas movie in town. That’s right, I bring to you: Cats (2019). Not your […]


A short post on laser eyes

  [I rarely write about new releases, so I’m not in the habit of doing spoiler alerts at the top of my posts. BUT this post includes spoilers for Eternals. *Taylor Swift voice* Don’t say I didn’t, say I didn’t, warn ya.]   Every so often, a satire or parody comes along that is so […]