Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Big Short (USA: Adam McKay, 2015)




The Big Short (USA: Adam McKay, 2015: 130 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Pick Your Protagonists." Observations on Film Art (January 9, 2016)

Bramesco, Charles. "The viewer is the only character that matters in The Big Short." A.V. Club (February 17, 2016)

Collins, Robbie. "The Big Short review: 'a comedy to make your blood boil.'" The Telegraph (January 21, 2016)

Kempenaar, Adam and Josh Larson. "The Big Short / Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 / Chi-Raq." Filmspotting #566 (December 11, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Director." Keyframe (February 4, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Picture." Keyframe (February 8, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actor." Keyframe (January 26, 2016)

Lewis, Michael. "Even Michael Lewis Was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short." Vanity Fair (January 2016)

Randolph, Charles and Adam McKay. "The Big Short: Screenplay." (May 11, 2015)

Rickey, Carrie. "‘The Big Short’ Film Review: A Morality Play Dressed Up as Modern Farce." TruthDig (December 10, 2015)























Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Spotlight (USA: Tom McCarthy, 2015)




Spotlight (USA: Tom McCarthy, 2015: 128 mins)

"All The President's Men / Spotlight (Pt. 1)." and "All The President's Men / Spotlight (Pt. 2)." The Next Picture Show #1/2 (11/10/2015 and 11/12/2015)

Blyth, Antonia. "Spotlight's Tom McCarthy: 'I Passed The First Time.'" Deadline (February 6, 2016)

Bordwell, David. "Pick Your Protagonists." Observations on Film Art (January 9, 2016)

Keaton, Michael, et al.  "Spotlight." Charlie Rose (November 1, 2015)

Latham, Brandon. "'It Takes a Village': How Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Created Spotlight." Amlit (2016)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actor." Keyframe (January 26, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actress." Keyframe (January 28, 2016)

McFarland, K.M. "Spotlight Isn't a Thriller. But It Gets the Facts Right." Wired (November 18, 2015)

Metz, Walter. "'Individual, institution, ideology' – an essay on Spotlight." Gateway Journalism Review (February 24, 2016)

Pfeiffer, Sacha and Walter Robinson. "Spotlight on Spotlight." On the Media (February 24, 2016)

Sims, David. "Spotlight: A Sober Tale of Journalism Done Right." The Atlantic (November 6, 2015)

Spotlight  Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Yuan, Jada. "David Simon On the Drama of Journalism." Vulture (December 4, 2015)





























Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Making a Murderer (Netflix: 10 episodes, 2015)




Making a Murderer (Netflix: 10 episodes, 2015: 60 mins each)

Border, Lisa. "Making a Murderer and 'Bad Families.'" The Rumpus (January 16, 2016)

Caldwell, Elizabeth. "Making a Murderer Sets a High Bar For True Crime Documentary." Pop Matters (January 5, 2016)

Davey, Monica. "Questioning the Evidence in the ‘Making a Murderer’ Case." The New York Times (January 29, 2016)

Fisher, Daniel Clarkson. "Making a True Crime Documentary, Part 1." (Posted on Vimeo: April 2016)

---. "Making a True Crime Documentary, Part II." (Posted on Vimeo: April 2016)

Moore, Lorrie. "Making a Murderer: The Shame of Wisconsin." The New York Review of Books (February 25, 2016)

Neyfakh, Leon. "What It Feels Like to Send an Innocent Person to Prison for 18 Years." Slate (January 5, 2016)

"Over 10 Years, Two Filmmakers Documented The 'Making' Of A Murderer." NPR (January 5, 2016)

Piwowarski, Allison. "How Many Wrongful Convictions Has Kathleen Zellner Overturned? Steven Avery's Lawyer Is Well-Prepared." Bustle (January 28, 2016)

Scheuerman, Heather. "Analyzing an Anomaly: Steven Avery and American Miscarriages of Justice." Uprooting Criminology (February 11, 2016)

Schultz, Kathryn. "Dead Certainty." The New Yorker (January 25, 2016)

Thompson, Christie. "Penny Beerntsen, the Rape Victim in Making A Murderer, Speaks Out." The Marshall Project (January 5, 2016)











Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Heading South (France: Laurent Cantet, 2005)




Heading South (France: Laurent Cantet, 2005: 108 mins)

Bradshaw, Peter. "Heading South."  The Guardian (July 6, 2006)

"Heading South." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Holden, Stephen. "Laurent Cantet's Heading South Shows the Ache of Blinding Lust in a Sexual Paradise Lost." The New York Times (July 7, 2006)

Livingston, Jessica. "Global capital’s false choices in the films of Laurent Cantet." Jump Cut #53 (Summer 2012)

Mudede, Charles. "Charlotte Rampling and the Politics of Acting: Reflections on the Rampling Oscar controversy. Keyframe (Jabuary 27, 2016)

Papayanis, Marilyn Adler. "Sex on the Beach: The Yin Yang of Female Sex Tourism in Two Films." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Schager, Nick. "Heading South." Slant (June 12, 2006)

Thompson, N.P. "Sun and Sand and Stud Service: Laurent Cantet’s Heading South." Slant (June 20, 2006)

Zaller, Robert. "Laurent Cantet's Heading South." Broad Street Review (August 24, 2006)





Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tangerine (USA: Scott Baker, 2015)




Tangerine (USA: Scott Baker, 2015: 88 mins)

Dargis, Manohla. "Tangerine, a Madcap Buddy Picture About Transgender Prostitutes." The New York Times (July 9, 2015)

Ginelle, Leila. "A Case Study in Transmisogyny: Film Reviews of Tangerine." PQ Portland (July 13, 2015)

Malin, Sean L. "In Conversation With: Sean Baker." Cinemalin (November 30, 2015)

Renee, V. "How Sean Baker's Tangerine Shines a Light on Hollywood's Diversity Problems." No Film School (February 27, 2016)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Tangerine."Roger Ebert (July 10, 2015)

Sneider, Jeff. "‘Tangerine’ Director on Why the Movie’s Transgender Stars Deserve Recognition." The Wrap (December 22, 2015)

Tangerine  Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Turner, Kyle. "Sean Baker on Bringing Comedy to Tangerine, Identity, the American Dream, and More." The Film Stage (November 12, 2015)

"Video Evidence: #OscarsSoWhite." Keyframe (February 12, 2016)

Wong, Carmen. "Breaking Down the Kaleidoscope: ​Tangerine [2015] - Video Essay." (Posted on Youtube: November 16, 2015)


















Tangerine: A Video Essay from Read More Movies on Vimeo.


















Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Veronika Voss (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)




Veronika Voss (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982: 104 mins)

Bingham, Adam. "Hollywood, Germany: The Longing of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Canby, Vincent. "Fassbinder's Veronika Voss." The New York Times (September 24, 1982)

Ebert, Roger. "Veronika Voss." Chicago Sun-Times (December 4, 2012)

Elsaesser, Thomas. Fassbinder's Germany: History Identity Subject. Amsterdam University Press, 1996.

Hoberman, J. "The Single Antidote to Thoughts of Suicide: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s American friends." Moving Image Source (July 28, 2012)

Jones, Kent. "Heartbreak House: Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy." Current (Septemvber 29, 2003)

Leadbetter, Kate. "Fugitive Physicality and Female Performance in Werner Rainer Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss and Lola." Movie (August 2010)

Mahani, Najmeh Khalili. "Mirroring History: Fassbinder’s The BRD Trilogy." Offscreen 17.2 (February 28, 2013)

Moeller, H.B. "Fassbinder's use of Brechtian aesthetics." Jump Cut #35 (April 1990)

Nelson, Max. "In the Case with the Insects: On Fassbinder's Top 10." Metrograph (April 20, 2016)

Ruffel, Joe. "Great Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder." Sense of Cinema (May 2002)

Töteberg, Michael. "Sweet Death: Veronika Voss Production History." Current (September 29, 2003)

Trocan, Irina. "Fassbinder's History Lessons." Keyframe (January 9, 2016)