Wheeler Winston Dixon

Video Artist / Cultural Theorist / Film and Digital Historian

Selected Articles and Reviews Online

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A Splash of Light in the Darkness: Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire
The Future Made and Unmade: Andrew Legge's LOLA
Frame by Frame
: 93 Brief Video Essays on Film History

Hyperconsumption in Reality Television
The Philosophy of the Ramones
Margin Call: An Interview with J.C. Chandor
Jim Thompson: Dark Poet of the Plains
Kelly Reichardt: Working Against the Grain
Great Actors: Humphrey Bogart

Sight & Sound 2022 Greatest Films of All Time Poll

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Great Actors: Michael Caine
: The Insanity of Romantic Desire

Fritz Lang in America: While The City Sleeps

​An Interview with Monte Hellman (1929-2021)
​Grandeur and Decadence: Luchino Visconti's The Damned

When Everything Seemed Possible: London's Arts Labs and the 60s Avant-Garde

Pop Music: Ecstatic Moments Out of Time

Film in Lockdown: Cinema in the Age of COVID

Ghost Town Anthology: An Interview with Denis Côté
​“An Artist Always Paints His Own Portrait”: Jean Cocteau’s Testament of Orpheus (1960)
​When Animals Take Over: The Post-Pandemic Backlash

​The 21st Century Plague: Cinema in the Age of COVID-19

What Happened? The Digital Shift in Cinema
"I Do Not Believe" - Sidney Hayers' Night of the Eagle

The Power of Imagination: The Innocents
Thriller: The Bride Who Died Twice
(Ida Lupino, 1962)

Shoot The Piano Player: A Respectful Pastiche

Rethinking They Came To a City

Synthetic Cinema: Mainstream Movies in the 21st Century

Great Directors: Manoel de Oliveira

The Ghost of Frankenstein: The Monster in the Digital Age

A Life Lived for Art: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Obsession and Madness in The Hands of Orlac

Kicking Over The Traces: Dorothy Arzner's Merrily We Go to Hell

Scenes From A Revolution: Eric Rohmer's The Lady and the Duke

"No One Can Kill Me" : The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond

Phil Karlson: The Forgotten Master of Film Noir

Budd Boetticher: The Last Hollywood Rebel

"A Fantastic, Enchanted Ballet": Federico Fellini's 8 1/2
Bringing the Dead Back To Life: Don Sharp's Psychomania
Cinema and Poetry: T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral

Robert Downey Sr.'s Anarchist Cinema

An American Dream (2016)

Interview on my book Black and White Cinema: A Short History
William Wellman's Night Nurse
Being Elizabeth Bishop
: Barbara Hammer's New Documentary on an American Poet

Ecstatic Cinema: Romantic Experimental Filmmaking in the 1960s

Dreams of Jules Verne: Karel Zeman’s
Invention of Destruction (Vynález zkázy)
An Interview with Denis Côté
​Punch Drunk Love

Joseph Lawson, Genre Director - An Interview
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

: Savior of Mankind

: An Explosion of the Senses

Thoughts on Two Recent Films: Dallas Buyers Club and Catching Fire
The Most Important Film Book of 2014: Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures
Oculus: Another Look In the Haunted Mirror
Alain Robbe-Grillet’s L’Immortelle

The Spartans Meet The Muppets, or 300: Rise of an Empire

Voyage to the Beginning of the World

La decima vittima

Le Mystère Picasso

Shackled (Belenggu): A Well-Mounted Disappointment

Hollywood Exiles in Europe

The Unbearable Lightness of Gravity; The Depth and Resonance of Adore

Just The Facts, Man: The Complicated Genesis of Television's Dragnet

Surrealism and Sudden Death in the Films of Lucio Fulci

The Future Catches Up With The Past: Peter Bogdanovich's Targets

Yasujirō Ozu: The Gangster Films

Introducing Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access

Truth in Pop Art: An Interview with Donny Miller

Death of the Moguls: An Interview with Wheeler Winston Dixon

Lab Coats in Hollywood

Fast Worker: The Films of Sam Newfield

In Broad Daylight: Movies and Spectators After the Cinema by Gabriele Pedullà

The Unbearable Lightness of Gravity; The Depth and Resonance of Adore

Light from the Screen: Cinema, Painting and Spectatorship

Andy's Gang, Or Saturday Morning of the Living Dead

Beyond Characterization: Performance in 1960s Experimental Cinema

Community, Loss, and Regeneration: An Interview in Senses of Cinema

Vanishing Point: The Last Days of Film

The Power of Resistance: Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Mike Leigh, Topsy Turvy, and the Excavation of Memory

Andrew V. McLaglen: Last of the Hollywood Professionals

Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria

Treasures IV: American Avantgarde Film, 1947 -1986

The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II

Fear and Self-Loathing: Horror and Homophobia in the Films of Herman Cohen

Ida Lupino

La Dolce Vita

One Hour With You

Partie de Campagne

Les Mistons

Underworld USA

Voyage To Italy


Acto de Primavera

Roger Corman

Shanghai Express

The Intruder

Working Within the System: An Interview with Gerry O’Hara

Idols of Modernity: Movie Stars of the 1920s