Adding to the pile: http://www.cinemascope.it/Issue%207/Articoli_n7/Articoli_n7_05/Adrian_Martin.pdf
It is great -- Adrian lays it down with authority. Stimulation factor sustained throughout its length, with many hightlights. Girish points out some of the highlights on his blog.
Andy Horbal: "This article plugs right into a lot of what we've been talking about here all year about blogging, film criticism, and cinephilia, and it gives me a fine opportunity to look back on and respond to a lot of these conversations as a whole, as opposed to individual comments made during those conversations."
Many great insights, but the one I am most appreciative of is Adrian invoking Manny Farber in talking about how great art must start from a particular, ineffable detail and work its way outward, instead of beginning with the grandiose. Made me want to put on my Termite Art. Vs. White Elephant Art t-shirt right then and there.