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Articles by Kevin B. Lee

83 Ways to Look at a Road Movie

July 31, 2015
DE JUEVES A DOMINGO

Or: overcoming the risk of road-movie-making with ingenious shot selection.

Christian Petzold’s Deceptive Surfaces

July 22, 2015

The brilliantly no-nonsense filmmaking of Christian Petzold.

Filmmaking While Falling in Love: Leacock and Lalonde

July 17, 2015

Or, how vérité cinema became even more direct, unmediated and, most importantly, personal.

THE UNSTABLE OBJECT Shows How to Film Work

July 10, 2015

Factoring labor into the creation of objects we buy and use.

The Greatest: Hoop Dreams

July 2, 2015

HOOP DREAMS captures the yearning, struggle, bitter disappointment and hard-earned wisdom of growing up.

Looking at Jazz with Ornette Coleman

June 30, 2015 | One Comment
ORNETTE MADE IN AMERICA

An ode to Ornette Coleman and the freewheeling, intuitive Shirley Clarke feature that captured his spirit.

Xavier Dolan: Love Bursts

June 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Stylized moments in a majestic film, LAURENCE ANYWAYS.

Into the Void: Films by Rick Alverson

June 12, 2015

Rick Alverson’s first film, THE BUILDER, hints at the unstable genius behind ENTERTAINMENT.

How to Film a Real Relationship

June 5, 2015 | One Comment
SECOND TIME AROUND

The Middletown Project’s SECOND TIME AROUND raises questions about the role of ‘direction’ in documentary.

Nathan Silver Shows How to Direct a Group

May 29, 2015
UNCERTAIN TERMS

Eight characters and one awkward dinner conversation takes great directorial chops.

The Unholy Beauty of Jodorowsky’s Bodies

May 23, 2015

SANTA SANGRE deals with childhood traumas that would make the Brothers Grimm blush.

How Filmmaker Zhao Qi Brings China to Sundance

May 20, 2015
LAST TRAIN HOME

Zhao delivers a new vision of China to a broad American audience.