Hidden Histories: The Story of Women Film Editors

I’ve written an essay for Criterion on women film editors. It was inspired by Su Friedrich’s website, Edited By, a

TIFF 2019: “One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk”

At a time in film culture when auteurism continues to be dominant, and work by Indigenous filmmakers continues to be

TIFF 2019: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

I’ve seen no better new film this year than the Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open,

TIFF 2019: The Round-Up

Best-of-Fest: Collective (Alexander Nanau, Romania) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, France) One Day in the Life of

Conservative Pushback in Film Culture

The new issue of Cineaste opens with a hot mess of an editorial titled “Cancellation Culture.” (Here is the PDF

FLEFF 2019

I have recently returned from Ithaca, New York, where I spent a few rewarding days at the Finger Lakes Environmental

Manifesto for a New Cinephilia

I’ve written a manifesto titled “For a New Cinephilia” for the new issue of Film Quarterly. It’s part of a

Recent Reads: Alisa Lebow, So Mayer, Leo Goldsmith, etc.

— This is absolutely invaluable: “The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing about Transgender People” by Alex Kapitan. — Margaret

TIFF 2018: The Afrobubblegum of Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki”

The Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu broke into film culture in 2010 with a wonderful science-fiction short titled Pumzi. The 21-minute

TIFF 2018: Astra Taylor’s “What is Democracy?”

Astra Taylor’s documentary What is Democracy?, which opens on January 16 at the IFC Center in New York City, promises