If you’re part of this weird and wacky film world, you might have noticed that Reverse Shot writers have been all over Project: New Cinephilia, a major sidebar of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, conceived and curated by our own Damon Smith, along with Kate Taylor. Michael Koresky chaired a roundtable on the then and now of cinephilia with beyond estimable colleagues Kent Jones, Melissa Anderson, Daniel Cockburn, and Genevieve Yue. Michael Joshua Rowin reflected on critics and the academy. Adam Nayman offered his impressions about teaching film as art in this day and age. Leah Churner wrote in depth about film preservation and archiving. And Damon Smith wondered about the future of the video essay format.
Finally, if you dare, you can read the mysterious tale of the beginnings of Reverse Shot, from Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert. All the piece does is just makes us feel really old.
This week, Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Eric Hynes will be joining Damon Smith and a bunch of other friendly folks for the live, in-person event that is Project: New Cinephilia, which will include our, gasp, stab at a video essay.