First Exposure

Free Spirits

By Michael Koresky

Poltergeist is the subject of the inaugural edition of a column in which writers and filmmakers are invited to share the viewing experiences that shaped their early movie love into life-defining passions.

Essay

PG and the Power of Nightmares

By Michael Koresky

An appreciation of a particular brand of youth-aimed terror that the PG-13 rating helped eliminate. 

Interview

Terence Davies

By Michael Koresky

The preeminent British auteur discusses his progression as a cinephile and filmmaker, from earliest moviegoing experience to his most recent disappointments in the theater.

Essay

Just One Look

By Michael Koresky

The imprint from a mere glimpse of Terence Davies’s The Long Day Closes lingers for years.