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Articles by Kevin B. Lee

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.

Rohmer’s Guessing Gazes

May 14, 2015
A SUMMERS TALE

Or: why Rohmer’s films get only better with repeat viewings, like playing back the memory of a strange encounter, wondering how it might have gone differently.

Video Essay Summit: Drew Morton on How Video Essays Work

May 11, 2015

Breaking the form into types: poetic and argumentative.

Video Essay Summit: Serena Bramble on Making Video Essays Matter

May 10, 2015

How video essays teach principles of filmmaking more effectively than the textbooks.

Video Essay Summit: Nelson Carvajal on the Art of Piracy

May 9, 2015

Remixing media to gain new perspectives.