Watch: Is 2016 the Year of Kristen Stewart?

A new video essay proclaims Kristen Stewart's career "one of the most worth following."

Despite the fact that Kristen Stewart's career launched with Twilight, it's clear that the actress has always had indie blood. In the past year, she's starred in four films from venerable directors: Ang Lee's Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Woody Allen's Cafe Society, Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women, and Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper, for which she won a César Award. (Working with Reichardt, whose movies could be called the antithesis of Twilight, Stewart cemented her place in the art-house canon.) This year, the New York Film Festival even hosted a "Night with Kristen Stewart"; the event's promotional materials state that "Stewart has been quietly amassing an impressive body of work, starring in enigmatic roles in complex films."

High-profile video essayist Kevin B. Lee has deemed 2016 "the Year of Kristen Stewart." In a new video for Fandor, Lee highlights Stewart's recent roles, noting that her performances often build upon the foundation of her idiosyncratic personality.

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nice try Kristen Stewart's publicist, nice try

October 12, 2016 at 4:50PM, Edited October 12, 4:50PM

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rodrigo calderon
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No.

October 12, 2016 at 5:05PM

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Bill Bernstein
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Lol. @emily buder- Nice try :)

October 12, 2016 at 10:56PM

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She almost literally has the same expression in every scene. But "exciting actor".
Yeah---sure.

October 13, 2016 at 8:26AM, Edited October 13, 8:26AM

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Biting her lip and sleeves all movie long

October 13, 2016 at 1:20PM

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Ben G.
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She's definitely a good actor worth paying attention to. I never expect much of her movies because of the Twilight hype but she surprises me with decent performances. She was entertaining in American Ultra. Her other movie pairings with Jesse Eisenberg have been decent.

October 13, 2016 at 2:01PM

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Anton Doiron
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Agree so much. Everyone kinda just writes her off, saying the same things as everyone else, without really looking into her work. In the hands of a good script she can turn a character into something really meaningful.

October 13, 2016 at 4:53PM

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bp
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She's a mouth actor.

October 13, 2016 at 2:57PM

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Terma Louis
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She is very talented, one of the most talented young actors. She wasn't even that bad in "Twilight", it had just terrible script & technical side was underwhelming. Give a terrible script & poorly executed film to De Niro & he will look dull there, even though he is considered one of the best actors in history.

October 18, 2016 at 3:13AM

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Andy Tokarski
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