Articles by Kevin B. Lee
Eight characters and one awkward dinner conversation takes great directorial chops.
SANTA SANGRE deals with childhood traumas that would make the Brothers Grimm blush.
Zhao delivers a new vision of China to a broad American audience.
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.
Breaking the form into types: poetic and argumentative.
How video essays teach principles of filmmaking more effectively than the textbooks.
Remixing media to gain new perspectives.
What are the most pressing questions facing video essayists today?
Rosenbaum: ‘Each time he’s making a film, it’s as if he’s never made a film before.’
Rappaport’s video essays give sanctuary to the suppressed voices and hidden truths behind the silver screen.