film

Why Lists Don’t Matter but ‘Jeanne Dielmann’ Does

Why Lists Don’t Matter but ‘Jeanne Dielmann’ Does

The Edge just published Dale Hudson’s fantastic piece “The World Is Burning — Whatever Tops the BFI’s ‘Best Films of All Time’ Won’t Help.” I’d like to stir some other ideas into this debate. Hudson’s piece hits on some key issues in the world of film culture: lists...

Is the Video Essay a New Avant-Garde?

Is the Video Essay a New Avant-Garde?

The recent emergence of what has come to be called the video essay or the videographic essay or the audiovisual essay represents a new cinematic avant-garde. It offers implicit and explicit critiques of both commercial media and the logocentric literature of academic...