Here is the work I'm most eager to share, divided into four (sometimes overlapping) categories: essays, videos, images, and lists. I would also recommend checking out my interviews, which I have not yet incorporated into the "top posts" though some definitely belong. Given the variety of approaches and topics, hopefully there's something here for everyone. Enjoy...

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Video


32 Days of Movies - "To Become Immortal, and Then, to Die."    "Reality Cinema"
Chapters 19 & 31 in video clip series - one closes off the 60s epoch with a bang (including a lightning fast montage featuring 60 years of cinema in 40 seconds) and the other scans the 00s, with its mixture of documentary and impressionism



Exploration of the aesthetic and political implications of Ousmane Sembene's use of black and white in his first feature film



Class of 2002
In this short film, a dramatic mockumentary I wrote and directed, five classmates are remembered via photos, home movies, and narration



Quick trip through the entire color spectrum of Vera Chytilova's masterpiece



The Comedy Countdown - Modern Times
My video essay entry in a comedy countdown, juxtaposing the contending views of Graham Greene, Roland Barthes, and Otis Ferguson with memorable moments from the beloved Chaplin classic they are discussing



directed by Brian De Palma
A video tribute to the dark fusion of sex and violence in the director's cinema, accompanied by an interview with me conducted by Kevin B. Lee



I am My Brother's Reaper: A Video Essay on Fists in the Pocket
My first narrated video essay, discussing a fantastic Italian favorite from the sixties



Journey Through Twin Peaks
My most ambitious project, an extensive video series analyzing the narrative of the Twin Peaks TV series & feature film - acclaimed as one of the best video essays of 2014



The Language of Birds
Offbeat tribute to an offbeat film - in my first audiovisual essay collaboration I exchanged "video letters" with Covadonga G. Lahera using clips from Jacques Rivette's Out 1



Learning to Look: Eye Contact in Satyajit Ray's The Big City
One of my most well-received videos, screened at the exploring the use of eye contact to advance character, theme, and story in the journey of a young woman from obedient housewife to independent saleswoman



Unusual experiment in which the soundtracks are swapped from two scenes: one from the Indian musical Pyaasa, one from the austere French film Au Hasard Balthazar



Visual comparison of Meshes of the Afternoon with Lynch's late films, in which dream blurs with waking life, characters split into doubles, and the laws of time and space are shattered



Montage without direct commentary, exploring the evolution of Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina through their seven features together



Two cult TV shows that couldn't seem more different, yet share a kindred spirit



A non-narrated video essay exploring the treatment of abuse, violence, and the presence of evil in Lynch's first six films and Twin Peaks




Essay


The Big Picture: The Movies and Me
A memoir, a confession, a manifesto, a declaration of principles...



Boomer Baseball: Field of Dreams & the 60sSixties Reunion: The Big Chill & Return of the Secaucus 7
Two essays on a generation and its cinematic mythology: Field of Dreams seen through a prism of 60s nostalgia, and The Big Chill & Return of the Secaucus 7 examined against the rise of "baby boomer" culture



Cities of the Imagination
A prose/image reflection on city dreams, using Carl Jung, the Chinese film The World, Michel Gondry's music videos, and my own memories



Citizen Kane
An analysis of how each narrator subtly shifts the tone and style, both cinematic and narrative, in this celebrated masterpiece



A two-part examination of Lynch's entire body of work, including features, shorts, music videos, commercials, and TV shows; the first part covers each film individually with a full review of each feature and capsules on shorter works, while the second part examines the subtle evolution of Lynch's themes, narratives, and styles over the course of his career



A review digging into the visceral experience of watching this anime masterpiece, followed by a two-part conversation analyzing the story, style, and characters



Flight of the Red Balloon
A review of the French film, exploring its relationship to the earlier Red Balloon and the French New Wave, which kicked off my 'Best of the 21st Century?' series



The Great Movies
A tribute to one of my favorite movie books, an obscure, out-of-print coffee table tome discovered in childhood and relished ever since; includes many scanned images from the book itself



Hooray for (Hating) Hollywood: Sunset Boulevard
A review of Sunset Boulevard which concludes my series on early 50s films dishing the dirt on the film industry



A re-examination of the holiday classic in light of its psychological darkness, political implications, and historical resonance



Lawrence of Arabia
An essay on one of my favorite films, celebrating its expression of personal psychology through epic landscapes



Let Them All In... Let the Right One In Book/Movie/Remake
History of all the different versions of Let the Right One In, a film about a teenage girl vampire and her strange friendship with a lonely little boy



Lucasfilm Lost
Requiem for one of Hollywood's last private empires, flawed but personal, in the wake of its sale to Disney



Observations on a massacred masterpiece, and how the studio's cuts actually reflect the very theme of the movie: the descent from elegance into the mundane



The Social Network
Musings on The Social Network, presented in the form of a Facebook page



Spade & Marlowe, Private Eyes
Comparing and contrasting the two iconic detectives and their creators, on page and screen



Summer Hours (Best of the 21st Century?)
Review of the French film about a family letting go of their country home - maybe my strongest piece for the 'Best of the 21st Century?' series



The Sunday Matinee - Before the Revolution
Bertolucci's hard-to-find classic, about a romantic young man who struggles with his Marxist beliefs and sleeps with his aunt, gets the 'Sunday Matinee' treatment, as part of my series on 60s New Wave cinema



This Sporting Life, Billy Liar, and the British New Wave
Historical overview of British 'kitchen sink' films of the 1960s, focusing on two films which came out in 1963, representing a profound shift in the movement



Triumph of the Will
Reflections on Leni Riefenstahl's powerful and disturbing Nazi propaganda doc



Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With MeDiscussing Fire Walk With Me: Twin Peaks is Dead, Long Live Laura Palmer! & Back Door to the Black Lodge
After watching this movie (the prequel to the TV series), I was impressed, upset, and uneasy with what I'd seen, and I wrote the first review; nearly six years later, I re-visited the film and its legacy in a 4-part conversation with Tony Dayoub



Twin Peaks: "Lonely Souls" "Beyond Life and Death"
Write-up on two climactic 'Twin Peaks' episodes (the revelation of the killer, and the finale), entries in my series on the TV show



Waiting for the 25th Hour
Seven years after the movie came out (and at the exact time the main character would be getting out of prison) I revisit Spike Lee's 25th Hour, one of the few films to deal directly with 9/11, for 'Counting Down the Zeroes'



The Way We Weren't: Art Under Bush
Polemical response to Newsweek's shallow 'Art in the Bush Era' piece, reflecting on culture and politics of the 00s - this one came straight from the gut



Who's Killing the Movies - and Who Cares?
My enthusiastic response to David Denby's "crisis in the cinema" piece, not only affirming his despair but suggesting what the way forward will look like



Observations on Kenneth Grahame's classic book accompanied with images from film adaptations: 'Toad Hall' explores the setting in light of British social history; 'Dulce Domum' relates Grahame's personal biography to the book's theme of 'home'




Image


Civilisation in Pictures
Great works of Western art, in visual tribute to the wonderful British TV series



A visual tribute to the stars of Twin Peaks



The Corruption of Michael Corleone
The descent of a character into darkness and evil, told using only images from the Godfather films



Anticipation, revelation, wonder, doom, and escape in four of Steven Spielberg's creature features



The Fall and Redemption of Anakin Skywalker
An image-only representation of Darth Vader's trip to the dark side



Fists in the Pocket: Shaking the FoundationsLovely Paola
Two visual tributes to the Italian classic's vivid beauty (not least its leading lady)



In the Beginning...
Nine great 'opening' images from movies - meaning these are the very first visuals we see onscreen; this post also kicked off an active and lively 'picture gallery' meme, and the other entries are listed at the bottom



Explores the "Night and Day" number through Arlene Croce's prose & images from the film



Paper vs. Plastic
A visual tribute to old and new technologies in The Social Network



Top of the World
A visual tribute to Rocky's triumphant morning run



Two Things We Know About Pictures
Impressionistic tribute to Pierrot le fou, using Godard's famous quote and images captured from the film



A shot-by-shot breakdown of Asuka's meltdown in Neon Genesis Evangelion episode 22: "Don't Be."




List


90 Years of Cinema: my "alternate Oscars", 1923 - 2012100 of My Favorite Movies
Two explorations of my personal canon: a list of favorites complete with pictures and brief capsules & a massive illustrated lineup of year-by-year picks for film, actor, director, and other miscellaneous categories



Art...on the March! (a visual mixtape)
Ninety great works of art from 1305 to 1998, plus hundreds more in a slideshow



Astaire and Rogers
Video clips of every single Fred & Ginger dance number



Blog 10
In tribute to the blogosphere, a greatest-hits sampler of fellow blogger's work from 2010 (chosen by them), illustrated throughout with pictures and even the occasional video



A Century of WondersCinema in Pictures... Odyssey of Images
Three lavish visual lineups, featuring screen-caps from hundreds of classic film; each also serves as directory to a series: respectively, Allan Fish's decades countdowns, my own video series, and Mark Cousins' epic film history documentary The Story of Film



A dirty dozen
An imaginary lineup of double features, arranged thematically into six categories: 'Their Town,' 'Secret Societies,' 'She Did It Her Way,' 'Rising to the Top,' By Airplane or Submarine,' and 'Movement, Music, and Montage'



Gone Fishin': A collection of commentary on Twin Peaks
A collection of quotes from news and magazine articles, scholarly essays, blog posts, and other literature (as well as audiovisual media) on "Twin Peaks", stretching from 1989 to the present.



Island of Lost Pictures
A massive image dump, collecting all the striking screen-caps and stills I'd uploaded but never posted (previously), this also doubles as backward-moving, entirely visual alternate history of my blog, its interests, and its approaches



Just because you are a character, doesn't mean you have character... Part 1 Part 2
Two posts, taken together comprising 100 favorite characters in film history, from Nosferatu to King Kong to Mrs. Robinson to  E.T. to the Dude



Reading the Movies
My ten favorite movie books, with the stories behind each one, fifteen runners-up, and an invitation for other bloggers to participate (they did)



Remembering the Movies, Dec. 3 - 9
Probably the most interesting entry in my movie-history series, this covers a Siskel & Ebert conversation on Edward Scissorhands, two classic cartoons from Warners and Disney, my capsule on Flash Gordon, memories of films seen when I was 7 and 17, and extracts from a contentious debate between Pauline Kael and the Maysles Brothers on the truth of Gimme Shelter



The Restoration: Glimpses of the Past - and Future?
A smorgasbord of screen-caps, stills, and posters from unavailable films, in tribute to the 'Film Restoration' blogathon



Sheryl Lee: illustrated filmography
Most of the actress' film or TV appearances, accompanied by an image from each



They Once Were Coming Attractions... (memories of my movie past, 1988 - 1998)
Sheer nostalgia for my generation (born circa 1983), a lineup of movie posters from everything I saw in theaters between ages 4 - 15



Top 30 "Hidden" Characters of TWIN PEAKS
My favorite characters who only speak in a couple scenes of Twin Peaks (or don't speak)



Two massive collections: a complete visual diary of everything I watched digitally between Feb. 12, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2014, with screen-captured images and captions, plus a collection of 500 extra pictures