Jordan Riefe

Jordan Riefe has been covering the film business since the late ’90s for outlets like Reuters,, and the Wrap, and he wrote a movie that was produced in China in 2007. He currently serves as West Coast theatre critic for the Hollywood Reporter, while also covering fine arts for, LA Weekly, and OC Register.

October 5, 2020
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white allegory about death and transformation.
June 3, 2019
Bestiaries, allegorical texts with pages of illuminated animals—some real, like the lion, some mythical, like the griffin—were the bestsellers of their day. Until now, there has been no more comprehensive look at this medieval megahit than Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through August 18. This exhibition brings together for the first time twenty-four of a known sixty-five illuminated Latin bestiaries.