Fight or Follow


This ought to take the
sting out of being occupied.

Dooley Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman in ‘Casablanca’

When a movie becomes a monument, it’s sometimes hard to remember it was a movie first. That makes its surprises all the more delightful on rewatch; and its flaws all the more humanizing.

There are movies I watch purely because I know they are important. Some of them are worth it, in that they are a real pleasure…



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Joe Shetina

Joe Shetina

They/he. Writer of fiction, screenplays, plays, reviews, essays, and poetry. Chicago.