Film

2012 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2012, beginning with Alex Ross Perry’s The Color Wheel (1967) and ending with episode 15 of Mark Cousins’s The Story of Film (2011).

Jan 1, 2012
Category: Film, Lists

Nostalgia, Chaos, and Moments of Ecstasy: The 36th Toronto International Film Festival

This essay was originally published at Senses of Cinema.

Dec 18, 2011
Category: Essays, Festivals, Film

Chantal Akerman: Madwomen (and Men) in the Jungle

This interview was originally published at Mubi.

Oct 23, 2011
Category: Festivals, Film, Interviews

James Benning: Naked Repose

This interview was originally published at Mubi.

Oct 7, 2011
Category: Festivals, Film, Interviews

Best Films of 2011

With the latest redesign and relaunch of Long Pauses, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Rather than wait until December, I’m going to rank films as I see them.

Jul 1, 2011
Category: Film, Lists

2011 Film Diary

A day-by-day viewing log of my filmwatching habits in 2011, beginning with Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouria (1967) and ending with Raul Ruiz’s The Mysteries of Lisbon (2011).

Jan 1, 2011
Category: Film, Lists

Best Films of 2010

This year, to determine eligibility I’ve decided to follow the “New York commercial release” rule, which means that this list has been culled from the 40 or so films I saw. Honestly, this Top 10 could be shuffled randomly and I’d probably be as satisfied with the results.

Dec 31, 2010
Category: Film, Lists

Jose Luis Guerin: Rediscovering the Quotidian

This interview was originally published at Mubi.

Dec 15, 2010
Category: Festivals, Film, Interviews

2010 TIFF Schedule

Because seeing 30+ films in a week is a perfectly sensible thing to do. List includes highly-anticipated new films by Apichatpong, Gallo, Breillat, Reichardt, Hong, Wiseman, and Godard.

Aug 30, 2010
Category: Festivals, Film

By Brakhage

Another capsule review for the Arts & Faith Top 100. Writing a brief introduction to Brakhage for an audience that might not even be aware of the existence of a-g cinema proved to be a really fun challenge. “When film subverts our absorption in the temporal and reveals the depths of our own reality, it […]

Jul 12, 2010
Category: Film