Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Resources for September 28, 2016

Grossman, Pam. "The Witching Hour." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Verongos, Helen T. "Beyond the Politics in Abortion: Stories Women Tell." The New York Times (August 11, 2016)

Nicholas, James Michael. "New Film Takes A Hard Look At Masculinity And Homophobia In America." Huffington Post (September 22, 2016)

Buckler, Dana. "The Dark Knight Trilogy Part 2: Chaos." H.I.T.M. (July 10, 2016)







Hassania, Tina, et al. "Life and Something More: Abbas Kiarostami Remembered." The Cinephiliacs (July 10, 2016) ["Abbas Kiarostami, born in 1940 in Tehran, turned to filmmaking in 1970 when he helped set up the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. He had made a half dozen shorts and one feature, The Report in 1977, before the Iranian Revolution changed the public face of his country. While many filmmakers moved away in search of more creative freedom, Kiarostami continued to direct. Around the early 1990s, his films suddenly found an international foothold at festivals via the Koker trilogy and his most famous work, Close-Up. In 1997, he won a Palm D’Or for Taste of Cherry, helping paint the way for Iranian filmmakers to find an audience abroad. His filmmaking only became more cryptic and complex, especially with his early adoption of digital cinema with Ten and the self-reflexive documentary, Ten on Ten. His final films,Certified Copy and Like Someone In Love, were his only made outside his native Iran. Kiarostami passed away on July 4, 2016. In this special episode of the podcast, Amir Soltani, Tina Hassania, and Carson Lund join the podcast to celebrate the life and work of one of the legendary filmmakers to emerge on the world cinema stage."]

Buckler, Dana. "The Dark Knight Trilogy Part 3 : Pain." How Is This Movie (July 11, 2016)

Hanlon, Aaron R. "Are Ph.D Students Irrational?" The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 24, 2016)

Adler, Renata, et al. "David Foster Wallace, FTW: Life in the Internet Age." Open Source (August 25, 2016)

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Witch (Canada/USA: Robert Eggers, 2015)




The Witch (Canada/USA: Robert Eggers, 2015: 90 mins)

Bastién, Angelica Jade.  "The Feminine Grotesque #3: Something Wicked – On Robert Eggers’ The Witch." Vague Visages (March 3, 2016)

Cassidy, Brendan, JD Duran and Matty Negs. "The Witch, Top 3 Horror Films of 21st Century (so far)." InSession Film (February 22, 2016)

"Critical Analysis of the Concept of the Witch."  rootsnwings (November 28, 2014)

Graham, Bill, Brian Roan and Amanda Waltz. "The Witch." The Film Stage Show #176 (February 22, 2016)

Greene, Heather. "The Witch (2016)." The Wild Hunt (February 21, 2016)

Grossman, Pam. "The Witching Hour." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Hall, Jacob. "An Atheist, a Catholic, and a Satanist Walk Into a Screening of The Witch." /Film (February 22, 2016)

Haydon, Chris. "The Witch - The Art of Terror." (Posted on Youtube: August 7, 2016)

Hollinger, Ryan. "The Witch: Explained." (Posted on Youtube: March 17, 2016)

Juzwlak, Rich. "A Journey To the Center of The Witch, Salem, and Criticism." The Muse (February 26, 2016)

Koresky, Michael. "A Few Great Pumpkins X: The Witch." Reverse Shot (October 25, 2015)

"Listen to Mark Korven’s Frightening Full Score For The Witch." The Film Stage (February 26, 2016)

Ramos, Maria. 'The Witch and Female Adolescence in Film." Bitch Flicks (March 1, 2016)

Sims, David. "The Witch Mines the Quiet Terror of the Unknown." The Atlantic (February 19, 2016)

Theriault, Anne. "The Real Reason Women Love Witches." The Establishment (July 20, 2016)

Thomas, Leon. "The Witch - Renegade Cut." (Posted on Youtube: June 6, 2016)

Weston, Hillary. "Into the Woods: An Interview with The Witch’s Robert Eggers." The Current (February 19, 2016)























Resources for September 26, 2016

Sokolowski, Joanna and Kate Trumbull-LaValle. "Ovarian Psychos." Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine year old daughter Yoli; street artist Andi who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence. Co-directors Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle stop by to talk about the boldness of Ovas’ politics, their brazen approach to feminism, and unapologetic aesthetic: a hybrid mix of Chicana, Riot Grrrl, Zapatista and militant-punk cultural markers and the individual personalities that make Ovarian Psycos such a compelling watch."]

Hurne, Mark, Doug McCambridge and Aaron West. "The Player." Criterion Close-Up #43 (July 8, 2016) ["A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward) and a lineup of star cameos that make for an astonishing Hollywood who’s who. This complexly woven grand entertainment (which kicks off with one of American cinema’s most audacious and acclaimed opening shots) was the film that marked Altman’s triumphant commercial comeback in the early 1990s."]

Ayres, Jackson. "The X-Men and the Legacy of AIDS." The Los Angeles Review of Books (September 21, 2016)

Jenkins, Jamie, Mark Mcgee and Mike White. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." The Projection Booth #130 (September 3, 2013) ["From the deep reaches of space the pods arrive, ready to take over the human race, erasing our humanity and turning us into walking vegetables. We're looking at the four versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and a few other films)."]


Refn, Nicholas Winding. "The Neon Demon." The Cinema Show (July 8, 2016)

Eves, Dave and James Hancock. "The Cinema of Jacques Tati." The Wrong Reel #159 (July 9, 2016)

Isenberg, Nancy. "'White Trash' and Class in America." On the Media (June 22, 2016) ["As the media have watched the ascent of Donald Trump with disbelief-going-on-horror, pundits have returned frequently to the question of who exactly his supporters are. Terms like "angry" and "white working class" are mentioned frequently, but the National Review several months ago put it the most pointedly and viciously. In an article lambasting Trump supporters, Kevin Williamson characterized them as lazy drug addicts, compared them to animals, and even suggested that they deserved to die. Though he did not say it directly, the implication was clear: these people were white trash. We took that opportunity to take a deeper look at the idea of "white trash," with the help of writer and professor Nancy Isenberg, author of the forthcoming book, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Isenberg described to Brooke how the notion of "white trash" has been around for a long time, belying the idea that America is a "classless" society. White Trash comes out this week, and we're re-running our conversation in honor of it."]

Raup, Jordan. "Ava DuVernay Takes on America’s Prison System in First Trailer For The 13th." The Film Stage (September 26, 2016) ["While Selma took a look at a very specific, vital part of American history, director Ava DuVernay is exploring its political and systemic reverberations over the span of many decades with her next film. The 13th chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States, particularly how it relates to the prison system, and ahead of a NYFF opening and Netflix premiere, the first powerful trailer has arrived."]












Monday, September 19, 2016

Anomalisa (USA: Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman, 2015)




Anomalisa (USA: Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman, 2015: 90 mins)

Bradshaw, Peter. "Anomalisa review: A masterpiece about the human condition – with puppets." The Guardian (March 10, 2016)

Collin, Robbie. "Anomalisa is Upsettingly Brilliant." The Telegraph (March 9, 2016)

Graham, Bill. "‘Anomalisa’ Producer Rosa Tran on Bringing Charlie Kaufman’s Animation to Life." The Film Stage (February 8, 2016)

Scherffig, Claire Miranda. "Creepy Eyes in the Uncanny Valley." Keyframe (July 28, 2016)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Anomalisa." Roger Ebert (December 29, 2015)

Shoard, Catherine. "Anomalisa: The ending, the eggs and the sex toy – discuss the movie with spoilers." The Guardian (March 15, 2016)

Sims, David. "Anomalisa: An Agonizing Love Story, With Puppets." The Atlantic (January 8, 2016)

Singer, Leah. "Video: Eternal Sunsets of Charlie Kaufman’s Mind." Keyframe (March 10, 2016)

Thomas, Leon. "Anomalisa - Renegade Cut." (Posted on Youtube: June 21, 2016)

Tran, Rosa. "Anomalisa." DP/30 (Posted on Youtube: December 30, 2015)





























Resources for September 19, 2016

Yazdani, Masoud, ed. Why Does Film Matter?  Intellect, 2011.

Cimino, Michael, Scott Foundas and Kris Kristofferson. "Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate." The Close-Up (July 13, 2016) ["The director broke through with his 1978 best picture Oscar winner, The Deer Hunter, which embodied the style and ethos of the New Hollywood movement that produced epics like The Godfather and Chinatown before it. Cimino’s follow up was Heaven’s Gate, an ambitious take on the western starring Kris Kristofferson as a federal marshal investigating a government-sanctioned plot to steal land from European settlers in Wyoming. Heaven’s Gate is widely known to be one of the biggest box-office flops in history, effectively ending the New Hollywood era and causing United Artists to go under. But the film has been reappraised in recent years, and many believe it to be a misunderstood classic. After a sold-out screening of the film’s Director’s Cut at the 50th New York Film Festival back in 2012, an emotional Cimino took the stage saying, “It’s difficult to be rational in this moment . . . it’s taken 33 years to get here.”]

Fox, Neil, Dario Linares and Kingsley Marshall. "12 Angry Men." The Cinematologists #10 (September 26, 2015)

Lane, Penny. "Nuts!" Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the unbelievable true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets more bizarre. Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a very unreliable narrator,NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth, and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles, amasses an enormous fortune, is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas, invents junk mail and the infomercial, builds the world’s most powerful radio station, and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment. Filmmaker Penny Lane has skillfully borrowed a page from her subject – charming viewers into believing the unbelievable, building their trust and excitement, until the final chapter bares the painful truth and reveals the doctor for what he truly was. NUTS! reminds us that our love of (and need for) compelling narratives is exactly what makes us so endlessly susceptible to being conned. Director Penny Lanestops by for a conversation on Brinkley, our collective need to believe in something and any contemporary parallels to be drawn from this bizarre story."]

Char, Jessie and Arik Devens. "Singin' In the Rain." Cinema Gadfly #6 (ND)

Anthony, West, David Blakeslee and Robert Nishimura. "The First Films of Samuel Fuller." The Eclipse Viewer #4 (October 24, 2012)

Kovalik, Dan. "America in Vietnam: The Enduring Myth of the Noble Cause." Counterpunch (September 14, 2016)

Pinter, Harold. "Art, Truth and Politics." Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 (Acceptance Speech)

Meyers, Mark. "How He Fell in Love." Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Travis (Matt McGorry), a young struggling musician, crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves), an older married yoga teacher who is trying to adopt a child with her husband. Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound. As their encounters continue, Ellen is confronted with her failing marriage while Travis must face the consequences of his actions. Written and directed by Marc Meyers (HARVEST) and stars Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black), Amy Hargreaves (Homeland, BLUE RUIN), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) and veteran film and theatre actor Mark Blum (Mozart in the Jungle). Director Marc Meyersjoins us for a conversation on managing the responsibilities of writing, producing and directing his own unforgettably intimate film."]


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Resources for September 17, 2016

McCauley, Lauren. "Elizabeth Warren Demands Investigation Into President Obama’s Failure to Jail the Banksters." TruthDig (September 15, 2016)

Sragow, Michael. "Deep Focus: Snowden." Film Comment (September 15, 2016)

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. "Monster Culture (Seven Theses)." Monster Theory: Reading Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 3 - 25.

Lee, Kevin B. "Oliver Stone on How to Make History: Why authenticity is an unexpected through-line in this divisive director’s career." Keyframe (September 15, 2016)

Char, Jessie and Arik Devens. "Love Parade." Cinema Gadfly #5 (ND)

Peña, Richard. "Memories of Underdevelopment." The Cinephiliacs #32 (February 3, 2014) ["Without the help of Richard Peña, Peter would probably have never become interested in directors like István Szabó, Kim Ki-Young, or Souleymane Cisse, among countless others. As a professor at Columbia and the former programmer of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival, Richard used his years to expand the conversation of film history: as NYFF brought in directors from the cinemas of Iran, China, and Brazil, his yearly programming and classes expanded to search out those histories as well. Now a year out from his time at Lincoln Center, Richard sits down to recount his first curiosities toward cinema, his programming philosophies, and to lament the director he can never convince his students to love as much as he does. Finally, the two discuss Memories of Underdevelopment, a landmark film in Cuban film history, which provides a complex portrait of identity."]

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States, 1492 - Present. Harper Perennial, 2005.

Hames, Peter, et al. "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders." The Production Booth #276 (June 21, 2016)

Ellwand, Calina. "Motor City’s Gendered Shift: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Detropia." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)

Žižek, Slavoj. "Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's gift to American power." The Guardian (January 25, 2013)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Resources for September 15, 2016


Hoberman, J. "Behold the Man: Steven Soderbergh's Epic Film Biography of Che." VQR (Winter 2009)

"Neighbors and the Transition to Parenthood." Pop Culture Case Study #153 (July 7, 2016)

Greene, Robert. The 48 Laws of Power. Profile Books, 2002.

Gordon-Levitt, Joseph and Oliver Stone. "On Making New Film Snowden, Humanizing World's Most Wanted Man." Democracy Now (September 14, 2016) ["As the much-anticipated movie Snowden, about one of the most wanted men in the world, hits theaters, we spend the hour with its director, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, and the actor who played Snowden, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and feature clips from the film that tells the story of how NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed massive surveillance programs by U.S. and British intelligence agencies. "Our goal was to humanize the man, to bring you … the feeling of his life," Stone says of Snowden, who he notes was originally politically conservative and tried to enlist in the military to serve in Iraq but joined the CIA instead."]

James, Clive. "Thrones of Blood: Binge-Watching the Most Addictive Show on Television." The New Yorker (April 18, 2016)

Toobin, Jeffrey. "Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case." The New Yorker (September 15, 2016)

Krauss, Lawrence M. "The House Science Committee's Anti-Science Rampage." The New Yorker (September 14, 2016)

Carhill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "How 1986's Vamp Reminds Us of Martin Scorsese." Junkfood Cinema (July 7, 2016)

Bellamy, Brent. "We Still Need the Women’s Army: Form and Politics in Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)

Smith, Justine. "Of Love and Other Demons: Cat People (Paul Schrader, 1982)." Vague Visages (September 15, 2016)




The Stories We Tell: Ways of Seeing

[How and why we tell stories - praxis, mappings, analysis, critiques, deconstruction, revisions, transformations and censorship)

Abram, David, et al. "How To Think About Science, Parts 1 - 24." Ideas (January 2, 2012)

Adler, Renata, et al. "David Foster Wallace, FTW: Life in the Internet Age." Open Source (August 25, 2016)

Archives of Individual Films Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Archives of the Films, By Decade, The Do Not Have an Individual Post Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Ayres, Jackson. "The X-Men and the Legacy of AIDS." The Los Angeles Review of Books (September 21, 2016)

Becker, Snowden. "Police Body Cameras and Evidentiary Videos." The Cinephiliacs #83 (August 14, 2016) ["While this show has often staked its interest in the kinds of audiovisual materials we come to praise as art, there are many different types of moving image materials out there. None feels more pertinent to our moment today than the discussions around the introduction of police body-worn cameras alongside the amateur videos that display evidence of police brutality toward members of the African American community. To address these topics is often to approach them from one of politics, but a surrounding series of questions deals with many of the same questions that cinema-minded people might find familiar: what can we learn from analyzing how they were made? What elements are manipulation are present? How will these videos be stored? What access should the public have? What is the emotional affect of viewing them?"]

Brookes, Chris, et al. "Vestigial Tales, Pt. 1." Ideas (August 11, 2016) ["Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective. Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution. Documentary-maker Chris Brookes looks at the evolutionary origins of human storytelling."]

Chomsky, Noam. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Noam Chomsky. The New Press, 2002.

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. "Monster Culture (Seven Theses)." Monster Theory: Reading Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 3 - 25.

Davis, Wade. "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Knowledge Matters in the Modern World." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Dickey, Colin. "Oliver and Sarah: The Story of the Winchesters." The Los Angeles Review of Books (September 28, 2015)

Gaiman, Neil. "How Stories Last." The Long Now Foundation (June 9, 2015)

Hanlon, Aaron R. "Are Ph.D Students Irrational?" The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 24, 2016)

Historical Thinking Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Hooper, Niels. "Black Against Empire and Banned Books Week." University of California Press Blog (September 26, 2016)

Isenberg, Nancy. "'White Trash' and Class in America." On the Media (June 22, 2016) ["As the media have watched the ascent of Donald Trump with disbelief-going-on-horror, pundits have returned frequently to the question of who exactly his supporters are. Terms like "angry" and "white working class" are mentioned frequently, but the National Review several months ago put it the most pointedly and viciously. In an article lambasting Trump supporters, Kevin Williamson characterized them as lazy drug addicts, compared them to animals, and even suggested that they deserved to die. Though he did not say it directly, the implication was clear: these people were white trash. We took that opportunity to take a deeper look at the idea of "white trash," with the help of writer and professor Nancy Isenberg, author of the forthcoming book, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Isenberg described to Brooke how the notion of "white trash" has been around for a long time, belying the idea that America is a "classless" society. White Trash comes out this week, and we're re-running our conversation in honor of it."]

Joseph, Peniel. "The Radical Democracy of the Movement for Black Lives." AAIHS (September 18, 2016) [Black Lives Matter has cast a strobe-light on contemporary myths of racial progress, arguing correctly that the criminal justice system represents a gateway to a panoramic system of racial and class and gender and sexuality oppression.”]

Kovalik, Dan. "America in Vietnam: The Enduring Myth of the Noble Cause." Counterpunch (September 14, 2016)

Lee, Kevin B. "Oliver Stone on How to Make History: Why authenticity is an unexpected through-line in this divisive director’s career." Keyframe (September 15, 2016)

Nicholas, James Michael. "New Film Takes A Hard Look At Masculinity And Homophobia In America." Huffington Post (September 22, 2016)

Pinter, Harold. "Art, Truth and Politics." Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 (Acceptance Speech)

Richter, Brent. "Culture warrior - How anthropology can save the world." North Shore News (September 10, 2016) [Wade Davis: "“The great revelation of anthropology was that the world that you’re born into is just one model of reality, the consequence of one set of choices your cultural lineage made, however successfully,” Davis said. “The other peoples of the world remind us there are other ways of thinking, other ways of being, other ways of orienting yourself in social, physical, even spiritual space.”]

Robinson, Ken. "Changing Education Paradigms." RSA Animate (2010)

The Stories We Tell: Quote File Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Williams, Roger Ross. "Life, Animated." The Treatment (July 6, 2016) ["Roger Ross Williams has made a career of giving a voice to the voiceless. In his documentary Life, Animated, an adaptation of Ron Suskind’s book of the same name, he highlights Owen, an autistic child who identifies with and ultimately finds his own voice through animated Disney movies. Today, Roger discusses his long time struggle for representing the underdogs as well as what he learned, not only about raising a child with autism, but about the world of Disney."]

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States, 1492 - Present. Harper Perennial, 2005.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Resources for September 13, 2016

Davis, Wade. "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Knowledge Matters in the Modern World." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Ince, Kate, et al. "Eyes Without a Face." The Projection Booth #278 (July 5, 2016) ["Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960) is an atmospheric "anguish story" about a young woman who's lost her face and the overbearing father who works to give her a new one. Special Guest Kate Ince, author of the French Film Directors book Georges Franju, relates Franju's career and themes."] 


Desaulniers, Jake and Arik Devens. "Inception." Cinema Gadfly #4 (ND)

McCalmount, Jonathan. "The Valley of the Bees (1968) - The Cross or the Cock." Ruthless Culture (April 21, 2011)

Roan, Brian. "Interview – Director David Farrier Talks Tickled." The Film Stage (July 6, 2016)

Latella, Stephanie. "Lessons in Loss: Gender and Grief in Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)


Williams, Roger Ross. "Life, Animated." The Treatment (July 6, 2016) ["Roger Ross Williams has made a career of giving a voice to the voiceless. In his documentary Life, Animated, an adaptation of Ron Suskind’s book of the same name, he highlights Owen, an autistic child who identifies with and ultimately finds his own voice through animated Disney movies. Today, Roger discusses his long time struggle for representing the underdogs as well as what he learned, not only about raising a child with autism, but about the world of Disney."]

Gaiman, Neil. "How Stories Last." The Long Now Foundation (June 9, 2015)

Chomsky, Noam. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Noam Chomsky. The New Press, 2002.











Sunday, September 11, 2016

Resources for September 11, 2016

Houska, Tara. "National Guard on Standby in North Dakota Before Court Ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline." Democracy Now (September 9, 2016) ["North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has activated the National Guard ahead of today’s ruling on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is set to rule today on an injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue permits for the pipeline, arguing it violates the National Historic Preservation Act. This comes as over 1,000 people representing more than 100 Native American tribes are gathered along the Cannonball River by the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the pipeline’s construction. It’s been described as the largest unification of Native American tribes in decades. We go to North Dakota for an update from Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth."]

Carhill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "Rebel Without a Care: Spending a Day Off with Ferris Bueller." Junkfood Cinema (June 30, 2016)


Kuersten, Erich. "The Shrouds of Soavi: Cemetery ManThe Devil's Daughter." Acidemic (September 8, 2016)

Brookes, Chris, et al. "Vestigial Tales, Pt. 1." Ideas (August 11, 2016) ["Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.  Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution.  Documentary-maker Chris Brookes looks at the evolutionary origins of human storytelling."]


Barry, Nick and James Hancock. "John le Carré & Our Kind of Traitor." Wrong Reel (July 1, 2016)

Rothenberg, David and Heather Ann Thompson. "45 Years After Legendary Attica Prison Uprising, New Book Reveals State Role in Deadly Standoff." Democracy Now (September 9, 2016) ["Today prisoners in at least 24 states are set to participate in a nationally coordinated strike that comes on the 45th anniversary of the prison uprising at Attica. Much like the prisoners who took over New York’s infamous correctional facility in 1971, they are protesting long-term isolation, inadequate healthcare, overcrowding, violent attacks and slave labor. We speak with the author of an explosive new book about the four-day standoff, when unarmed prisoners held 39 prison guards hostage, that ended when armed state troopers raided the prison and shot indiscriminately more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition. In the end, 39 men would die, including 29 prisoners and 10 guards. We are also joined by David Rothenberg, who was a member of the Attica observers’ committee that was brought into Attica to negotiate on behalf of prisoners. He is founder of The Fortune Society."]

Fox, Neil, et al. "Point Blank (Port Elliot Special, Pt. 1)." The Cinematologists (August 21, 2015) ["Dario is on Holiday so Neil is joined by filmmaker and academic Mark Jenkin to present and discuss John Boorman's 1967 classic Point Blank starring Lee Marvin. Point Blank was released in a zeitgeist year for crime cinema that also included Arthur Penn's Bonnie & Clyde, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai and Seijun Suzuki's Branded To Kill and it stands equal to those illustrious peers. This episode also features an interview with writer Tom Shone about his latest book Woody Allen: A Retrospective. "]

Cassidy, Brendan and J.D. Duran. "The Neon Demon, Dr. Strangelove - Extra Film." In Session (July 1, 2016) 

Desaulniers, Jake and Arik Devens. "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." Cinema Gadfly #3 (ND) 


Richter, Brent. "Culture warrior - How anthropology can save the world." North Shore News (September 10, 2016) [Wade Davis: "“The great revelation of anthropology was that the world that you’re born into is just one model of reality, the consequence of one set of choices your cultural lineage made, however successfully,” Davis said. “The other peoples of the world remind us there are other ways of thinking, other ways of being, other ways of orienting yourself in social, physical, even spiritual space.”]