I have recently returned from Ithaca, New York, where I spent a few rewarding days at the Finger Lakes Environmental
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
Recent Reads: Alisa Lebow, So Mayer, Leo Goldsmith, etc.
— This is absolutely invaluable: “The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing about Transgender People” by Alex Kapitan. — Margaret
TIFF 2018: The Afrobubblegum of Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki”
The Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu broke into film culture in 2010 with a wonderful science-fiction short titled Pumzi. The 21-minute
TIFF 2018: Astra Taylor’s “What is Democracy?”
Astra Taylor’s documentary What is Democracy?, which opens on January 16 at the IFC Center in New York City, promises
2018: 10 Great Writers
This Happy New Year post is a way of thanking ten writers who gave me much reading pleasure and taught
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 2018: The Round-Up
Best-of-Fest: What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Roberto Minervini, USA) What is Democracy? (Astra Taylor, USA) Out
Recent Reads: FSFF Turns 10; Teaching Media Against the Global Right, etc.
— Here’s wishing Catherine Grant’s pioneering, iconic blog Film Studies for Free a Happy 10-year Anniversary! Catherine has put up
Recent Reads: Woman with a Movie Camera, etc.
I’m starting a new monthly feature here for recent, particularly interesting reads about cinema, feminism, and politics. Here we go: