A Raving Maniac of the Cinema

The anticriticism of Jonas Mekas. Discussion of American film criticism in the sixties and seventies tends to hew to the Andrew Sarris–Pauline Kael binary. Their legendary, exasperating debate over auteurism and the One True Criticism shaped a generation of writers and the trajectory of film culture, so much so that both writers and their acolytes … Continue reading A Raving Maniac of the Cinema