The Year in Movie Longreads, Episode I: The Phantom Thinkpiece

Every year there are a number of long, substantive articles; thinkpieces, profiles, interviews, scholarly overviews; that are published, noted, bookmarked, and, in some cases, never gotten around to. The holidays provide many opportunities for catching up.

Over the next couple of posts, I will attempt to collect some of those longreads that you may have missed, or not had a chance to devote much attention to. Here are some of the best thinkpieces of the year.