Jay Hoffmann

Books, movies, and code

Good Grief (2023)

Dan Levy is a great writer. I really don’t know yet if he is a great creator of cinema. But his writing is so intimate and sharp and poignant it’s really incredible to watch. This film is a slow portrait of grief, one that tries to recognize and acknowledge how fraught the process can be. It is not even, and it is not possible alone. And that, on its own, is more than enough to make a movie about. And I’m glad he did.

Stray Observations

  • – “I’m so sorry I stood in the way of your snapdragons” – fathers eulogy
  • “We are standing in a house of loss.” Monet