Articles by Eileen Li

About Eileen Li (10 Articles)


January 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

"Questions of love, like those of string theory, don’t have answers. In 'Anomalisa', Charlie Kaufman presents one possible answer." [...]

Crimson Peak

October 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

"With 'Crimson Peak', del Toro has co-written and directed a solid but unexceptional addition to his oeuvre, besting his previous work in one main area: aesthetics." [...]

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

October 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

"'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' reaches the rarely explored extremes of teenage life while still being light and entertaining..." [...]

Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

"Even as I shook my head at the film’s visual and auditory mishmash, I found myself wholeheartedly enjoying Kumiko. Its technical randomness cannot undermine the strength of the story’s premise and its execution." [...]

The Duke of Burgundy

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

"'The Duke of Burgundy' is a film about a rift in a beautiful relationship. Longing and loss bleed through the intricate butterfly montages, soft sex scenes and real/gameplay dialogue. We observe in awe, stagnant in a realm of feeling rather than caring." [...]

Podcast – 2015 Academy Awards

February 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

"For the second episode of the Re:Views Podcast, Joey Chini, Andrew Ferell, Eileen Li and I had a round-table discussion about the upcoming Academy Award" [...]


November 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

"In Foxcatcher, the sports and psychological drama genres come together to produce an intense, gripping story with characters whose inner workings never fail to transcend understanding." [...]


October 31, 2014 // 1 Comment

"Whiplash takes 'no pain, no gain' to the next level. The film telescopes on the idea of artistic achievement, strips it of all of its romantic idealism, then endorses it nonetheless." [...]