Category: Film Culture

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.

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.

Letter to Comrade Girish (on “The New Cinephilia”)

Below is a letter from Adrian Martin, my co-editor on LOLA. My heartfelt thanks, dear Comrade Adrian, for these characteristically

The New Cinephilia

I’m happy to announce that my book, The New Cinephilia, is now out. It is part of caboose’s Kino-Agora series,