Indigenous Cinema and the Limits of Auteurism
For Criterion: Why auteurism may not be the best way to appreciate Indigenous cinema.
A Cinema of Sensation: Beau Travail
For Criterion: liner essay for dvd/blu-ray of “Beau Travail” (Claire Denis, 1999).
Rethinking Film Evaluation
For Film Quarterly Quorum: on the politics of film evaluation, and how it has historically marginalized women filmmakers.
Hidden Histories: The Story of Women Film Editors
For Criterion: an essay on women film editors.
TIFF 2019: “One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk”
At a time in film culture when auteurism continues to be dominant, and work by Indigenous filmmakers continues to be
TIFF 2019: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”
I’ve seen no better new film this year than the Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open,
TIFF 2019: The Round-Up
Best-of-Fest: Collective (Alexander Nanau, Romania) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, France) One Day in the Life of
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