Critical essays, histories, and appreciations of great films
The Definitives is a continuing series of essays about some of my favorite films. They consist of appreciations, histories, and critical analyses—and often all of the above. I post them at a rate of about one per month.
Given the time, research, and resources that go into writing each entry, The Definitives will now debut on my Patreon page and be accessible exclusively to subscribers for the first six months. After that, they will be transferred to Deep Focus Review for everyone to read.
If you enjoy The Definitives, please consider joining Patreon to support my work as an essayist, film historian, and critic. Not only will you get access to new entries in The Definitives when they debut, but Patrons often get to vote on or even select upcoming entries.
Writing these essays requires that I access books, university libraries, physical media, and scholarly databases online, each of which has an associated cost. Your contributions on Patreon or with an individual donation ensure that I have the resources needed to continue writing independently.
For now, enjoy reading them. My hope is that they enhance the films you already love and introduce you to some new favorites.
August 1, 2022