Musings: Volume 1
Contributors: Scott Tobias, Noel Murray, David Roth, Steven Goldman, Chris Evangelista, Judy Berman, Alissa Wilkinson, K. Austin Collins, Matthew Dessem, Mike D’Angelo, Alison Nastasi, Daniel Carlson, Keith Phipps, and Genevieve Valentine
Publisher: Oscilloscope Laboratories (2019)
Musings features original, independent writing on film from esteemed journalists such as Scott Tobias (NPR, The Dissolve, The Onion), Alison Nastasi (Flavorwire, MTV, Pitchfork), Judy Berman (Time, New York Times, Washington Post), Mike D'Angelo (The A. V. Club, Nerve), Keith Phipps (Slate, The Atlantic, Vulture), and Bilge Ebiri (New York Times, New York Magazine, Village Voice), to name just a few. Writers who contributed to Musings were tasked with delving into neglected corners of cinema they were eager to illuminate, propping up known cinephilic milestones and mainstream blockbusters in equal measure. Wholly creations of their respective writers, the pieces range in theme and tone, and take on diverse subjects—from a provocative argument in favor of Magic Mike XXL to an examination of Werner Herzog's evolution from German New Wave iconoclast to brand-name auteur—in writing that is thoughtful, evocative, and, most of all, full of passion.