Category: Women Filmmakers

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

TIFF 2017: “Waru”

One of the best films at TIFF was made by eight directors, all Māori women. Waru, from New Zealand, consists

TIFF 2017: Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider”

Years from now, when we look back at 2017’s TIFF, we might recognize it as historic: the moment when one

TIFF 2016: “Toni Erdmann” and “Aquarius”

Cinephile culture tends to be suspicious of bigness. For example: big budgets; or an endlessly extending series franchise; or an

Gina Telaroli and Kurt Walker

One of the “possible futures” of cinema (to use Gina Telaroli’s phrase) can be glimpsed on this Tumblr page, on

TIFF 2014, part 1: Dardennes, Hausner

Some thoughts on a couple of films I caught in Toronto … Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne,