Category: Film Culture
The Nomadic Cinephilia of Ruun Nuur
For Framework Journal of Film and Media: on the visionary film-cultural work of Ruun Nuur.
People’s Platforms: 3 Streaming Projects
For Film Quarterly Quorum: on 3 activist-minded, grassroots streaming projects.
Rethinking Film Evaluation
For Film Quarterly Quorum: on the politics of film evaluation, and how it has historically marginalized women filmmakers.
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
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
Time’s Up for the Male Canon
I have a piece at Film Quarterly, in the online column, Quorum. Here is an excerpt: What will it take
The Disenchantments of “La La Land”
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has turned out to be a fascinatingly divisive film. It has enchanted thousands and swept
U.S. Micro-Budget Indie Cinema
(This one’s for Matthew.) Last summer, Dan Sallitt posted this startling tweet: “Wondering if it’s just a blip or whether
British Film Criticism
For many reasons, the French and the Americans hold a special, oversized, mythic place in the story of film criticism.