Julien Kennedy MacQuarrie
A recent transplant to Seattle from Texas, Julien is a longtime writer and poet whose interests span film, food, philosophy, and the things that make us go "huh?"
2022's Best Movie Proves the Goodness of a Fractured World
Something isn't right. Deep down, we know this. The world to which we aspired has turned into one surreal absurdity after another. Everything feels fragmented, disjointed, like we're looking at reflections from a thousand pieces of a broken mirror. We see this in the lives we lead, the stories we tell, and the fears we suffer. Such is the spirit of our time, and such is the source of a collective despair that feels as inescapable as two of the main themes of the Daniels Everything Everywhere All At Once: laundry, and taxes.
The Earthen Dance
The footsteps turning round the mounds and rounds of silt and the powdery, fertile soil resound: Stomp! Plodding, marching in toil, and tough- ened skin, serrated bones, igneous blood- stained lesions in the depths of flesh, and sinew-hardened strength beat the brows above the eyes— brute force, hot sweat, and bestial plaintive blows. Corduroy, almost velvet: the Earth’s in measured rows from the plow, down-pressed and forth, with upturned brown as bitter iron scratches through the folded ground, marking out the furrowed sillion; creases burrow in the wrinkled flesh of ancient earthen skin with a hemorrhage. Each is the part the other lacks, each the berater, and the other’s better half.