Arab Feminist Cinema

A striking Arab feminist film series, full of rarities from the past, is being hosted this month by the Block

A Cinema of Sensation: Beau Travail

The liner essay for Criterion’s dvd/blu release of Claire Denis’ “Beau Travail”

Coronavirus and New Forms of Cinematic Event

Here is an excerpt of a short piece I wrote for In Media Res: The best-known accounts of twentieth-century cinephilia

Rethinking Film Evaluation

The politics of film evaluation — and how it has historically marginalized women filmmakers.

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