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Teaching Film Studies after Weinstein

This is my take on the recent disclosures about Harvey Weinstein. It is not meant to replace or supersede or in any way silence the many more heartfelt, eloquent, painful takes that others – mainly women – have been offering. … Continue reading

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Why New Hollywood?

As I’ve begun to discuss this project with friends and colleagues, one of the questions that regularly comes up is, why New Hollywood? What specifically about this era and the way it accommodated (or didn’t!) women’s work and creativity has … Continue reading

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Muscle: Variations on the Cinematic Car Crash

A video essay from May/Sep 2016. This video is the result of an assignment I was given at a workshop on the video essay at Maynooth University in May 2016. The workshop leaders, Catherine Grant and Liz Green, asked us … Continue reading

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Hal Ashby’s Endings

A video essay from December 2015. Of the 11 feature films that Hal Ashby directed, 9 end with one or more of the main characters’ back to the camera. His final film ends with the main characters walking towards the … Continue reading

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