Category: Film Culture

People’s Platforms: 3 Streaming Projects

On 3 activist-minded, grassroots streaming projects that were launched during the pandemic

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