Category: Criticism

Tous les garçons et les filles

I find it curious that one of the most ambitious European film projects of the 1990s has slipped away from

On “Room 237”, Criticism and Theory

Jonathan Rosenbaum and I caught a screening of the documentary Room 237 in Toronto, but we had to dash off

Criticism and Context; Jia Zhangke

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Movie Mutations project is that it brought together a number of film

“A Ghost at Noon” by Adrian Martin

Raúl Ruiz died this week. Adrian Martin has written a personal, moving and illuminating tribute to him — a 2,500-word


Adrian Martin and I are excited to announce the launch of our new Internet film journal LOLA. We’ve worked steadily


The Edinburgh International Film Festival is hosting a symposium called Project: New Cinephilia. The event — a conversation about cinephilia,

Costume and Cinema

Of the many elements that comprise mise-en-scene — including actors, setting, decor, objects and props, lighting, color, and so on

Hindi Popular Cinema

I’m going to hazard a guess that many of the super-cinephiles and critics I respect most — like Jonathan Rosenbaum,

Adieu Philippine: Mise-en-scène de la jeunesse

“Men are dangerous at forty: at that age they get sentimental.” — One teen to another in “Adieu Philippine”. Cinematheque

Strombolian Films

I’m curious to hear about your experiences with films that you weren’t ready for when you first encountered them–films that