Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Resources for February 25, 2015

Maheshwari, Laya. "In Bloom, Transcending Convention." Keyframe (February 23, 2015) ["A coming-of-age film placed inside a ticking time bomb, IN BLOOM is charmingly blunt, soulfully constructed."]

Bordwell, David. "Birdman: Following Riggan's Orders." Observations on Film Art (February 23, 2015)

D'Angelo, Mike, et al. "The best film scenes of 2014." The A.V. Club (December 16, 2014)

Schwartz, Niles. "Evil Against Evil: The Fascinating Incoherence of American Sniper." Balder and Dash (February 23, 2015)

Raup, Jordan. "Explore Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line With Video Essays, Hans Zimmer’s Full 5.5-Hour Score, and More." The Film Stage (February 13, 2015)











Romney, Jonathan. "Inside Your Head: Conceptual Science Fiction." Sight and Sound (February 24, 2015)

Soderbergh, Steven. "Psychos." Extension 765 (Mashup of the two version of Psycho: February 24, 2014)

"Caddyshack with Peter Berkrot." I Was There Too (December 24, 2014)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Resources for February 23, 2015

Winter, Max. "A Montage of the Sensuous Close-Ups in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights." Press Play (February 20, 2015)

Winter, Max. "Fifty Shades of, Er-Hem, Steve Buscemi." Press Play (February 10, 2015)


Bronson: A Subversion of the Conventions of the Prison Film from jmcgoff on Vimeo.










Maher, Stephen. "Hollywood at War." Jacobin (February 21, 2015)

"'Selma Is Now': John Legend and Common Just Gave An Amazing Oscar Speech." Mother Jones (February 22, 2015)

"Patricia Arquette Delivers Impassioned Oscars Speech About Gender Equality." Truthdig (February 23, 2015)

Reitman, Rainey. "Snowden Reacts as Documentary about his Leaks wins Oscar." Informed Comment (February 23, 2015)

"From Selma to Snowden, Oscar Speeches Invoke Activism & Calls for Social Justice." Democracy Now (February 23, 2015)

Birdman (USA/Canada: Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Birdman (USA/Canada: Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014)




Birdman (USA/Canada: Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014: 119 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Birdman: Following Riggan's Orders." Observations on Film Art (February 23, 2015)

"From Selma to Snowden, Oscar Speeches Invoke Activism & Calls for Social Justice." Democracy Now (February 23, 2015)

Prose, Francine. "A Nightmare on Broadway." The New York Review of Books (January 28, 2015)











Friday, February 20, 2015

Resources for February 20, 2015

Ward, Kim. "Lupe Fiasco's 'Bitch Bad.'" The Sociological Cinema (September 11, 2012)





Brunsting, Joshua. "For Criterion Consideration: John Mitchell's Shortbus." Criterion Cast (February 25, 2014)



by Signe Wilkinson


"The writings of André Bazin regarding cinematic fictions make for an interesting point of comparison. Bazin snapped into focus something that had been present for, but not as forcefully articulated by, previous thinkers about cinema, which is that there is a tripleness to watching fiction film. We watch, as it were, with three eyes: 1) attuned to the proceedings as artifice, as projected light arranged in patterns that tell a story; 2) attuned to the proceedings of the story; and 3) attuned to the proceedings as their own reality, as documents of events that actually took place. When we watch the opening of The Searchers, we simultaneously see: A) a human cipher made of light approach a house made of the same; B) Ethan Edwards return from the Civil War; and C) John Wayne ride a horse up to a solid-seeming building." -- Tom McCormack (2011)





Buruma, Iain. "Normal NAZIs." The New York Review of Books (February 19, 2014)

McGowan, Todd. "The exceptional darkness of The Dark Knight." Jump Cut #51 (2009)














McCabe, Colin. "Illuminations: Godard’s Every Man for Himself." The Current (February 19, 2015)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (USA/Sweden/UK/Germany: David Fincher, 2011) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (USA/Sweden/UK/Germany: David Fincher, 2011)




The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (USA/Sweden/UK/Germany: David Fincher, 2011: 158 mins)

Holben, Jay. "Cold Case." American Cinematographer (January 2012)

Szhou, Tony. "David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong." Every Frame a Painting (October 1, 2014)

Tyree, J.M. "Archive Fighter." Film Quarterly 65.3 (Spring 2012)







Thursday, February 19, 2015

Resources for February 19, 2015




"The Film Stage’s Top 50 Films of 2014." The Film Stage (January 1, 2015)








McCahill, Mike. "21st Century Directors You Need to Know About: Abdellatif Kechiche." Movie Mail (May 2, 2014)

Hoberman, J. "The Great American Shooter." The New York Review of Books (February 13, 2015)

Alexander, Michelle, et al. "Race, Incarceration, and the New Jim Crow." The Sociological Cinema (December 27, 2014)

Dessem, Matthew. "Film Preservation 2.0" The Dissolve (February 24, 2014)







Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Resources for February 17, 2015




Harvey, Dennis. "More Than 50 Shades of Grey." Keyframe (February 14, 2015)

Bramble, Serena. "Werner Herzog's View of Nature (video essay)." Press Play (February 13, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Oscars 2015: Video Evidence." Keyframe (February 15, 2015) ["Who deserves to win? A video essay series applies sense, cinemetrics and subjectivity to the race."]

Presner, Todd. German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature (2010 UCLA course posted on Youtube: February 10, 2010)


Indian Cinema - the best of 2014 from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.




Maass, Peter. "Oscars Make History, So Hollywood's War Stories Need to Be True." The Intercept (February 13, 2015)

"Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror." Equal Justice Initiative (2015)





Beyl, Cameron. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." The Film Stage (February 11, 2015)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jaws (USA: Steven Spielberg, 1975)




Jaws (USA: Steven Spielberg, 1975: 124 mins)

Benedict, Steven. "The Techniques and Themes of Steven Spielberg." Vimeo (August 8, 2012)

Papantoniou, Antonios. "Steven Spielberg Shot By Shot." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2015)

Tracy, Andrew. "Depth Perception." Reverse Shot #31 (2012)









Resources for February 14, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey (USA: Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015: 125 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Lee, Kevin B. "Keith Uhlich’s Cinema Breakdown (Video)." Keyframe (July 10, 2013) ["If Uhlich’s sensibilities are startling, they are also immensely sincere: A close look at Jonathan Mostow’s BREAKDOWN and other cinematic traumas."]


Who Deserves the 2015 Oscar for Best Cinematography? from Kevin B. Lee on Vimeo.
















Green, Emma. "Consent Isn’t Enough: The Troubling Sex of Fifty Shades." The Atlantic (February 10, 2015)

Selma (UK/USA: Ava DuVernay, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)


STEVEN SPIELBERG Shot By Shot from Antonios Papantoniou on Vimeo.