Saturday, December 17, 2011

ENG 282: 2010s

2010:

127 Hours (USA/UK: Danny Boyle, 2010: 94 mins)

Kellett, Christine. "Audience faints at 'realistic' amputation film." The Sydney Morning Herald (September 15, 2010)

Alice in Wonderland (USA: Tim Burton, 2010: 108 mins)

Donohue, M.A and Margo Porras. "Alice in Wonderland." Book vs. Movie (June 19, 2016)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (USA: Samuel Bayer, 2010: 95 mins)

Hancock, James and Mike Vanderbilt. "One, Two, Freddy's Coming for You." Wrong Reel #329 (October 2017)

Blue Valentine (USA: Derek Cianfrance, 2010: 112 mins)

"Blue Valentine and Falling Out of Love." Pop Culture Case Study (September 1, 2016)

The Book of Eli (USA: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, 2010: 118 mins)

Carhill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "The Book of Eli." Junk Food Cinema #124 (February 2017)

The Builder (USA: Rick Alverson, 2010: 94 mins)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "Rick Alverson Arrives! (2010-2015)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar (December 10, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Into the Void: Films by Rick Alverson." Keyframe (June 12, 2015)

Cairo 678 (Egypt: Mohammed Diab, 2010: 100 mins)

Avile, Robert. "Revolution and Other Taboo Topics: Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Diab takes on sexual harassment and anticipates a revolution with his restive directorial debut, CAIRO 678." Keyframe (October 10, 2013)

Caterpillar (Japan: Koji Wakamatsu, 2010: 85 mins)

Erickson, Steve. "Extreme Measures: Koji Wakamatsu's two-pronged attacks on the Japanese left and right." Moving Image Source (May 6, 2011)

Certified Copy (France/Italy/Belgium/Iran: Abbas Kiarostami, 2010: 106 mins)

Robinson, Matty, et al. "Abbas Kiarostami: The Filmspotting Reviews." Filmspotting (July 20, 2016)

Essential Killing (Poland/Norway/Hungary/Ireland/France: Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010: 83 mins)

Atkinson, Michael. "Essential Wandering Jerzy Skolimowski and the search for a mythical home." Moving Image Source (June 10, 2011)

Fair Game (USA/United Arab Emirates: Doug Liman, 2010: 108 mins)

Garcia-Mainar, Luis M. "The Return of the Realist Spy Film." Cineaction #88 (2012)

The Fighter (USA: David O. Russell, 2010: 116 mins)

Flynn, Nick, Rick Marinick and Anna Mundow. "Boston Noir." Radio Open Source (December 8, 2014)

Johnson, Mackenzie. "What Makes David O. Russell so David O. Russell." Film Stage (October 17, 2016)

Film Socialisme (Switzerland/France: Jean-Luc Godard, 2010: 102 mins)

Phelps, David. "Film Socialisme Annotated: A guided tour through Jean-Luc Godard's most allusive film." Moving Image Source (June 7, 2011)

Foreign Parts (USA/France: Verena Paravel and J.P. Sniadecki, 2010: 81 mins)

Cronk, Jordan. "China Behind: J.P. Sniadecki’s Eastern Ethnographies." Keyframe (April 17, 2014)

Four Lions (UK/France: Christopher Morris, 2010: 97 mins)

Britton, Sophie. "Terror-Vision: How Recent British Cinema Has Dealt with the Subject of Terrorism." Diegesis #9 (2015)

Free Radicals (France/USA: Pip Chodorov, 2010: 80 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Experimental Fireworks in the Land of Free Radicals: ‘Independent’ is not so much a genre as a state of mind." Keyframe (July 2, 2013)

The Ghost Writer (France/Germany/UK: Roman Polanski, 2010: 128 mins)

López, Cristina Álvarez and Adrian Martin. "Roman Polanski: Cinema of Invasion." ACMI (October 13, 2016)

Green Zone (France/USA/Spain/UK: Paul Greengrass, 2010: 115 mins)

Rahbar, Jean. "U.S. ambivalence about torture: an analysis of post-9/11 films." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1/Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows, Pt. 2 (UK/USA: David Yates, 2010/2011: 146/130 mins)

Crass, Chris. "Expecto Patronum: Lessons From Harry Potter for Social Justice Organizing." Truthout (December 15, 2013)

Harvest of Loneliness (USA: Gilbert Gonzalez, Vivian Price and Adrian Salinas, 2010: 56 mins)

Price, Vivian. "Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program." History for the Future (April 3, 2012)

Howl (USA: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, 2010: 84 mins)

Lachman, Edward. "Howl." American Cinematographer #22 (2010) ["Edward Lachman, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer’s Iain Stasukevich about the concepts behind visualizing the works of artists like Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, particularly regarding his work on the recent film Howl."]

In a Better World (Denmark/Sweden: Susanne Bier, 2010: 119 mins)

"In a Better World. (2010) Susanne Bier." Filmsweep (June 29, 2011)

Inside Job (USA: Charles Ferguson, 2010: 120 mins)

Ferguson, Charles. "Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America." Democracy Now (Posted on Dialogic: May 29, 2012)

Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (Denmark/Finland/Sweden/Italy: Michael Madsen, 2010: 75 mins)

Into Eternity Making Contact (March 18, 2014) ["Our world is generating more and more nuclear waste, but have no permanent place to dispose of it. But the nation of Finland has a plan. They’re building an underground cave, to hold thousands of tones of nuclear waste, for at least 100 thousand years. On this edition, we hear excerpts of the film, “Into Eternity”, which explores the logistical and philosophical quandaries around the construction of something that if it works, might very well outlast the entire human race."]

Iron Man II (USA: Jon Favreau, 2010: 124 mins)

Claverie, Ezra. "The Hollywood superhero as brand manager: An allegory of intellectual property." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Kaboom (USA: Greg Araki, 2010: 86 mins)

Maanen, James Van. Kaboom Guru (May 31, 2011)

The Kids Are All Right (USA: Lisa Chodolenko, 2010: 106 mins)

Cosbey, Janet. "Reel Families: The Delicate Balance of Family and Work in Film." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 194-207. [In BCTC Library PN1995.9 S6 C543 2013]

The Killer Inside Me (USA/Sweden/UK/Canada: Michael Winterbottom, 2010: 109 mins)

Stadler, Jane. "Affectless Empathy, Embodied Imagination and The Killer Inside Me." Screening the Past (October 2013)

The King's Speech (UK/USA/Australia: Tom Hooper, 2010: 118 mins)

Benedict, Steven. "The King's Speech." (February 10, 2011)

Let Me In (United Kingdom/USA: Matt Reeves, 2010: 116 mins)

Hart, David and Chris Maynard. "Let Me In and Inadequacy." Pop Culture Case Study #252 (July 13, 2017)

Kuerstein, Erich. "Swedish Death, American Style." Acidemic #7 (2012)

Living Downstream (Canada/USA: Chanda Chevannes, 2010: 85 mins)

Steingraber, Sandra. "Living Downstream - creating a world free of cancer causing toxics." Making Contact (July 22, 2015) ["Renowned biologist Sandra Steingraber has made fighting environmentally induced cancers her lifes work. Steingraber’s book, Living Downstream, has been turned into a movie chronicling a year in her life trying to create a world free of cancer causing toxics. On this edition, we hear excerpts of the documentary film, Living Downstream."]

Marwencol (USA: Jeff Malmberg, 2010: 83 mins)

"War Movies for People Who Don’t Like War Movies." Keyframe (November 11, 2015) ["Even the staunchest ‘anti-war’ movies glorify killing fields. In MARWENCOL and LA FRANCE, we find a few key exceptions to the rule."]

My Joy (Ukraine/Germany/Netherlands: Sergei Loznitsa, 2010: 127 mins)

Kaufman, Anthony. "The Occupied Soul of Ukraine." Keyframe (March 24, 2014)

The Mysteries of Lisbon (Portugal: Raoul Ruiz, 2010: 272 mins)

Vishnevetsky, Ignatiy. "Everything is Permeable." The Current (August 5, 2011)

Never Let Me Go (UK/USA: Mark Romanek, 2010: 103 mins)

Kunkel, Benjamin. "Dystopia and the End of Politics." Dissent (Fall 2008)

Nostalgia for the Light (France/Germany/Chile/Spain/USA: Patricio Guzmán, 2010: 90 mins)

Ball, Norman. "Fourth Moments in the Atacama Desert: On Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Kara, Selmin. "Beasts of the Digital Wild: Primordigital Cinema and the Question of Origins." Sequence 1.4 (2014)

The Oath (USA: Laura Poitras, 2010: 90 mins)

Barnes, Christopher. "Representing Incarceration in Persons of Interest and The Oath." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Lee, Kevin B. "Laura Poitras, Lives on the Line." (Posted on Vimeo June 2013)

Of Gods and Men (France: Xavier Beauvois, 2010: 122 mins)

Greydanus, Stephen D. "'Of Gods and Men': A transcendent spiritual portrait of faith, love and martyrdom." National Catholic Register (March 9, 2011)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers."  (August 10, 2016)

The Pack (France/Belgium: Frank Richard, 2010: 84 mins)

Murray, Robin and Joseph Heumann. "Earth bites back: vampires and the ecological roots of home." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Paranormal Activity 2 (USA: Tod Williams, 2010: 91 mins)

Leyda, Julie. "Demon debt: Paranormal Activity as recessionary post-cinematic allegory." Netflix #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (UK/Canada/USA: Chris Columbus, 2010: 118 mins)

Hemphill, Jim. "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief." The American Cinematographer #15 (2010)

Poetry (South Korea: Lee Chang-Dong, 2010: 139 mins)

White, Rob. "Into the Past." Film Quarterly 64.4 (Summer 2011)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Finway/Norway/France/Sweden: Jalmari Helander, 2010: 84 mins)

Kalat, David. "Rare Exports." Movie Morlocks (December 24, 2011)

Restrepo (USA: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, 2010: 93 mins)

Turse, Nick. "Death on Your Doorstep: What Sebastian Junger and Restrepo Won’t Tell You About War." TomDispatch (July 13, 2010)

Road to Nowhere (USA: Monte Hellman, 2010: 121 mins)

Quintin. "Road to Nowhere." Cinema Scope #46 (Spring 2011)

Rubber (France/Angola: Quentin Dupieux, 2010: 82 mins)

Anderson, Jason. "The Important Element of No Reason: The Mad World of Quentin Dupieux's Rubber." Cinema Scope (Spring 2011)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (USA/UK/Canada/Japan: Edgar Wright, 2010: 112 mins)

Chen, David. "Edgar Wright and the Art of Close Ups." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Zhou, Tony. "Edgar Wright: How to Do Visual Comedy." (Posted on Vimeo: May 2014)

Senna (UK/France/USA: Asif Kapadia, 2010: 106 mins)

Hancock, James and Orest Ludwig. "Cars, Cinema and Senna." Wrong Reel #172 (August 20, 2016)

Shit Year (USA: Cam Archer, 2010: 95 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Shutter Island (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2010: 138 mins)

Koresky, Michael and Jeff Reichert. "Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema." Reverse Shot (September 17, 2014)

Lehane, Dennis. "Between Dorchester Ave and Sunset Boulevard." Radio Open Source (November 22, 2010)


Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.



Silent Souls (Russia: Aleksey Fedorchenko, 2010: 78 mins)

Kaufman, Anthony. "Mikhail Krichman: On Russian light and The Return." Keyframe (January 6, 2014)

Sleeping Beauty (France: Catherine Breillat, 2010: 82 mins)

Garcia, Maria. "Rewriting Fairy Tales, Revisiting Female Identity: An Interview with Catherine Breillat." Cineaste 36.3 (2011)

Somewhere (USA/UK/Italy/Japan: Sofia Coppola, 2010: 97 mins)



Loneliness of Sofia Coppola from movement_of_time on Vimeo.


Tabloid (USA: Errol Morris, 2010: 87 mins)



Morris, Errol. "Conflicting Narratives." On the Media (August 30, 2017) ["In 1977, a former beauty queen with a 168 IQ named Joyce McKinney became British tabloid fodder when she supposedly kidnapped her Mormon boyfriend at gunpoint and, for four days, kept him as her sex slave. Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris' 2011 documentary Tabloid looked into the claims and the tabloid coverage."]

Tears of Gaza (Norway/Palestine: Vibeke Løkkeberg, 2010: 90 mins)

Lokkeberg, Vibeke. "Tears of Gaza." Film School (September 21, 2012) ["Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, TEARS OF GAZA is less a conventional documentary than a record–presented with minimal gloss – of the 2008 to 2009 bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military. Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population."]

The Tillman Story (USA: Amir Bar-Lev, 2010: 94 mins)

Kirby, Sean. "Cinematographer - Police Beat, Zoo, Lovely Still, Against The Current, The Tillman Story." Spoiler Alert Radio (January 10, 2011)

Vizcarrondo, Sara. "The Legend of Pat Tillman: Deconstructing a Military Myth." International Documentary Association (August 20, 2010)

The Town (USA: Ben Affleck, 2010: 125 mins)

Flynn, Nick, Rick Marinick and Anna Mundow. "Boston Noir." Radio Open Source (December 8, 2014)

Treme (HBO TV Series: Eric Overmeyer and David Simon: 2010 - )

Leyda, Julia. "'This Complicated, Colossal Failure': The Abjection of Creighton Bernette in HBO's Treme." Television and New Media (February 7, 2012)

Tron: Legacy (USA: Joseph Kosinski, 2010: 125 mins)

Bridges, Jeff, Joseph Kosinski and Olivia Wilde. "Tron: Legacy." Sci-Fi-London (November 4, 2011)

Two Gates of Sleep (USA: Alistair Banks Griffin, 2010: 78 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Unthinkable (USA: Gregor Jordan, 2010: 97 mins)

Rahbar, Jean. "U.S. ambivalence about torture: an analysis of post-9/11 films." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

Waiting for Superman (USA: Dave Guggenheim, 2010: 111 mins)

Faux, Jeff. " Education Profiteering; Wall Street's Next Big Thing?" The Real News Network (September 30, 2012)

2011:

18 Days (Egypt: Ahmad Abdalla, et al., 2011: 125 mins)

Massa, Stephen. "18 Days and the 'Montage of History'." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

A Beautiful Hot Summer (France/Italy/Switzerland: Phillipe Garrel, 2001: 95 mins)

López, Cristina Álvarez and Adrian Martin. "All Tomorrow's Parties." Notebook (January 20, 2014)

The Adventures of Tin Tin (USA/New Zealand: Steven Spielberg, 2011: 107 mins)

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

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2011: 180 mins)

Atkinson, Michael. "Archival Trouble: The fiction-free science fiction of Adam Curtis." Moving Image Source (February 16, 2012)

Ball, Norman. "The Power of Auteurs and the Last Man Standing: Adam Curtis' Documentary Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Art History (USA: Joe Swanberg, 2011: 74 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Attack the Block (UK/France: Joe Cornish, 2011: 88 mins)

The Attack the Block Issue #34 (2011)

Palmer, Lorrie. "Attack the Block: Monsters, Race, and Rewriting South London’s Outer Spaces." Jump Cut #56 (Wineter 2014/2015)

Bellflower (USA: Evan Glodell, 2011: 106 mins)

Church, David. "“Propane is for pussies”: Bellflower’s bromance of retro technology and hip masculinity." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Black Mirror (UK TV series: Charlie Brooker, 2011 - )

Ha, Anthony, et al. "Black Mirror’s Biggest Twist? An Actual Happy Ending." Geek's Guide to the Galaxy (October 29, 2016)

Break My Fall (UK: Kanchi Wichmann, 2011: 107 mins)

Wichmann, Kanchi. "Lesbian Films Don't Make Money." Another Gaze (March 9, 2016)

Brooklyn Bros. Beat the Best (USA: Ryan O'Nan, 2011: 98 mins)

O'Nan, Ryan. "Brooklyn Bros. Beat the Best." Film School (September 28, 2012)

The Color Wheel (USA: Alex Ross Perry, 2011: 83 mins)

Marsh, Calum. "The Color Wheel: Confronting the Modern Condition." Keyframe (January 17, 2014)

Carnage (France/Germany/Poland/Spain: Roman Polanski, 2011: 80 mins)

Isenberg, Noah and Rob White. "Carnage and All: A Discussion." Film Quarterly (Spring 2012)

Contagion (USA: Steven Soderbergh, 2011: 106 mins)

Benson-Allott, Caetlin. "Out of Sight." Film Quarterly 65.2 (Winter 2011)

Clover, Joshua. "Fall and Rise." Film Quarterly 65.2 (Winter 2011)

Crazy Horse (USA/France: Frederick Wiseman, 2011: 134 mins)

Wiseman, Fredrick, et al. "Frederick Wiseman's Crazy Horse. Radio West (January 3, 2012)

Damsels in Distress (USA: Whit Stillman, 2011: 99 mins)

Smith, Justine, et al. "Spotlight + Interview – Director Whit Stillman (‘Damsels In Distress,’ ‘The Last Days of Disco’)." Sound on Sight #319 (May 3, 2012)

Declaration of War (France: Valérie Donzelli, 2011: 100 mins)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "Surviving a parents’ nightmare, with wine and sex: A young couple faces their son's deadly illness, with Parisian flair, in Declaration of War." Salon (January 26, 2012)

The Deep Blue Sea (UK/USA: Terence Davies, 2011: 98 mins)

Wood, Jason. "Directors of the Year: Terence Davies." International Film Guide: 2012 ed. Ian Hadyn Smith.

Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Hong Kong: Johnnie To, 2011: 115 mins)

Maclay, Willow. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To, 2011)." The Vulgar Cinema (April 9, 2014)

Elena (Russia: Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2011: 109 mins)

Kaufman, Anthony. "Mikhail Krichman: On Russian light and The Return." Keyframe (January 6, 2014)

Gun Hill Road (USA: Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2011: 86 mins)

"Rashaad Ernesto Green, Director of Gun Hill Road." (IU Cinema: September 30, 2012)

Haywire (Ireland/USA: Steven Soderbergh, 2011: 93 mins)

Reardon, Kiva. "Haywire's Body Talk." cléo 1.1 (April 1, 2013)

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?" (USA: Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher, 2011: 90 mins)

Goldmacher, Donald. "Director of Heist Film School (August 24, 2012)

Hot Coffee (USA: Susan Saladoff, 2011: 88 mins)

Saladoff, Susan. "Hot Coffee." Media Matters (October 9, 2011)

House of Pleasures (France: Bertrand Bonello, 2011: 122 min)

Sicinski, Michael. "The Limits of Tolerance: Desire and commerce in the cinema of Bertrand Bonello." Moving Image Source (November 30, 2011)

Sperb, Jason. "Specters of film: new nostalgia movies and Hollywood’s digital transition." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

I Don't Know How She Does It (USA: Douglas McGrath, 2011: 89 mins)

Cosbey, Janet. "Reel Families: The Delicate Balance of Family and Work in Film." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 194-207. [In BCTC Library PN1995.9 S6 C543 2013]

If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front (USA/UK: Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman, 2011: 85 mins)

Erba, Andrew, Daniel Mayers and Lauren Regan. "The Green Scare (The Federal Crusade Against Activists)." Unwelcome Guests #314 (July 9, 2006) ["This week we hear a forum on how the law has been used to suppress social movements in the past, and how it is now being used in what has been termed, the green scare. The forum was held June 26 in New York City and arranged by the National Lawyers Guild, nlg.org, which is assisting in the defense of the green scare prisoners."]

In Darkness (Poland/Germany/Canada: Agnieszka Holland, 2011: 145 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Into the Abyss (Germany/Canada: Werner Herzog, 2011: 107 Mins)

Ebert, Roger. "Nobody has the right to take another life." Chicago Sun-Times (January 4, 2012)

I Wish (Japan: Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011: 128 mins)

Kogonada. "The world according to Koreeda: How Japan’s modern master revives our taste for everyday life." Sight and Sound (January

Keyhole (Canada: Guy Maddin, 2011: 94 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

The Kid with a Bike (Belgium/France/Italy: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2011: 87 mins)

Dima, Vlad. "Perpetual Motion: The Dardenne Brothers' The Kid with a Bike." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Killer Joe (USA: William Friedkin, 2011: 102 mins)

Murray, Noel. "William Friedkin and the Art of Immediacy." The Dissolve (May 1, 2014)

Le Havre (Finland/France/Germany: Aki Kaurismäki, 2011: 93 mins)

Sicinski, Michael. "Le Havre: 'Always Be a Human.'" Current (July 31, 2012)

---. "Port of Forgotten Dreams: Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre." Cinema Scope (November 4, 2011)

The Loneliest Planet (USA/Germany: Julia Loktev, 2011: 113 mins)

The Loneliest Planet Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Margaret (USA: Kenneth Lonergan, 2011: 150 mins)

Mead, Rebecca. "The Cinematic Traumas of Kenneth Lonergan: After a bitter fight with Hollywood producers, the filmmaker returns with the shattering Manchester by the Sea." The New Yorker (November 7, 2016)

Midnight in Paris (Spain/USA: Woody Allen, 2011: 94 mins)

Merrick, Amy. "Living In: Midnight in Paris." Design Sponge (July 2011)

North, Dan. "Midnight in Paris. Spectacular Attractions (January 8, 2012)

Mildred Pierce (HBO TV Mini-series, 2011)

Leyda, Julia. ""Something That Is Dangerous and Arousing and Transgressive": An Interview with Todd Haynes." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Porton, Richard. "Mildred Pierce's Bitter Tears." Cinema Scope (Spring 2011)

Miss Bala (Mexico: Gerardo Naranjo, 2011: 113 mins)

Teodoro, Jose. Miss Bala: Nightmare State." Film Comment (January/February 2012)

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada: Philippe Falardeau, 2011: 94 mins)

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

New Jerusalem (USA: Rick Alverson, 2011: 94 mins)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "Rick Alverson Arrives! (2010-2015)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar (December 10, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Into the Void: Films by Rick Alverson." Keyframe (June 12, 2015)






Oslo, August 31 (Norway: Joachim Trier, 2011: 95 mins)

Yoshioka, Maximillian. "Norwegian Nihilism: On Joachim Trier's Oslo August 31st. Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Polisse (France: Maiwenn, 2011: 127 mins)

Link, Trevor. "Polisse." Spectrum Culture (May 20, 2012)

Portlandia (USA TV: Fred Armisten, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel: 2011- )

Erbland, Kate. "15 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches." Rolling Stone (January 7, 2015)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (USA: Rupert Wyatt, 2011: 105 mins)

Clover, Joshua. "Fall and Rise." Film Quarterly 65.2 (Winter 2011)

Hassler-Forest, Dan. "The Politics of the Planet of the Apes." The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 26, 2017)

Silver Bullets (USA: Joe Swanberg, 2011: 69 mins)

McNeil, Jeremiah. "Silver Bullets." My Cinematic Mind (April 24, 2014)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Sleeping Beauty (Australia: Julia Leigh, 2011: 101 mins)

Chow, Lesley. "Dream Story: Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Source Code (USA: Duncan Jones, 2011: 93 mins)

Fitch, Alex. "Duncan Jones on Source Code." Reality Check (September 12, 2011)

Take Shelter (USA: Jeff Nichols, 2011: 120 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Fear of God: Faith Based Horror." Hellbent for Horror #41 (May 18, 2017) ["Religion is a comfort to some, and a horror to others.  Some very good horror movies focus on deeds done in the name of the Almighty. The characters in these movies hear voices, or have dreams, and they’re compelled to act in strange and horrible ways. Are they mad? Are they? These movies haunt you because there’s not an easy answer."]

Kreider, Timothy. "The End of Everything: Apocalyptic Films." Jump Cuts #55 (Fall 2013)

This is Not a Film (Iran: Jafar Panahi, 2011: 75 mins)

White, Rob. "Institutionalized." Film Quarterly 65.3 (Spring 2012)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (France/UK/Germany: Tomas Aldredson, 2011: 127 mins)

Rehlin, Gunnar. "Directors of the Year: Tomas Alfredson." International Film Guide: 2012. 48th Edition. [BCTC Library: PN 1993.3 I544 2012]

Tomboy (France: Céline Sciamma, 2011: 84 mins)

Temple, Melissa Bow. "It's Okay to Be Neither." Together for Jackson County Kids (December 16, 2011)

Too Big To Fail (USA: Curtis Hanson, 2011: 99 mins)

Two Years at Sea (UK: Ben Rivers, 2011: 88 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Young Adult (USA: Jason Reitman, 2011: 94 mins)

Flores, Steven. "The Auteurs: Jason Reitman." Cinema Axis (February 26, 2014)

Weekend (UK: Andrew Haigh, 2011: 97 mins)

"Introducing Andrew Haigh's Weekend." The Current (August 20, 2012)

Lim, Dennis. "Weekend: The Space Between Two People." Current (August 21, 2012)

We Have a Pope (Italy/France: Nanni Moretti, 2011: 102 mins)

Zordan, Davide. "Of Men, Roles and Rules: Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope." Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (UK/USA: Lynne Ramsey, 2011: 112 mins)

Thornham, Sue. "‘A Hatred So Intense…’ We Need to Talk about Kevin, Postfeminism and Women’s Cinema." Sequence 2.1 (2013)

Win Win (USA: Thomas McCarthy, 2011: 106 mins)

Sánchez-Escalonilla, Antonio. "From Hoover to Bush Jr.: Home and Crisis Scripts in U.S. Social Cinema." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

You're Next (US/UK: Adam Wingard, 2011: 95 mins)

Prewitt, Zach. "The Best Horror Cinema of the 21st Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: October 2016)



2012:

A Fierce Green Fire (USA: Mark Kitchell, 2012: 101 mins)

Kitchell, Mark. "Earth Day Special: Fierce Green Fire Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise." Democracy Now (April 22, 2014)

Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry" (USA: Alison Klayman, 2012: 91 mins)

Weiwei, Ai. "China’s Artist/Enemy #1." Open Source (August 4, 2014)

All the Light in the Sky (USA: Joe Swanberg, 2012: 79 mins)

Erickson, Steven. "All the Light in the Sky: Upward, Outward." Keyframe (April 18, 2014)

Amour (France/Germany/Austria: Micheal Haneke, 2012: 127 mins)

Dima, Vlad. "(Not) Love and Death: On Michael Haneke's Amour." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (USA: Terence Nance, 2012: 84 mins)

Clark, Ashley. "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty: A dazzling, deliquescent, take-this-heart love movie." Sight and Sound (March 2014)

Anna Karenina (UK: Joe Wright, 2012: 129 mins)

Rafferty, Terrence. "Degrees of Infidelity to Tolstoy’s Heroine: Keira Knightley in Joe Wright’s ‘Anna Karenina’." The New York Times (November 4, 2012)

Arbitrage (USA/Poland: Nicolas Jarecki, 2012: 107 mins)

Pepe, Michael. "Eating, sleeping and watching movies in the shadow of what they do: Representing capitalism in post 2008 popular films." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Artifact (USA: Jared Leto, 2012)

Fowler, Robert. "Artifact: A musician’s struggle against a giant corporation." World Socialist Web Site (November 19, 2012)

Being Flynn (USA: Paul Weitz, 2012: 102 mins)

Flynn, Nick, Rick Marinick and Anna Mundow. "Boston Noir." Radio Open Source (December 8, 2014)

Berberian Sound Studio (UK: Peter Strickland, 2012: 92 mins)

Davies, Sam. "Berberian Sound Studio: A bold evocation of the eras of both analogue sound and the Italian giallo, Peter Strickland’s Katalin Varga follow-up is smart, stylish, witty – and just a mite bloodless." Sight and Sound (May 20, 2014)

Beyond the Hills (Romania/France/Belgium: Cristian Mungiu, 2012: 150 mins)

Mercer, Benjamin. "Beyond the Hills." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Brave (USA: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell, 2012: 93 mins)

Milico, Elliot. ""Metaphysics at the Movies: Hollywood's Philosophical Turn." Fare Forward (September 12, 2012)

Broche de Oro (Puerto Rico: Raúl Marchand Sánchez, 2012: 90 mins)

García-Crespo, Naida. "National identity, cultural institutions, and filmmaking in “paradise”— Puerto Rican successes of Talento de barrio and Broche de oro." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Capital (France: Costa-Gravas, 2012: 114 mins)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "The movies’ surprising blind spot: Corporate greed." Salon (October 24, 2013)

The Central Park Five (USA: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, 2012: 119 mins)

Byfield, Natalie. "NYC’s $40M Central Park 5 Settlement Resolves Wrongful Jailing Fueled by Race-Baiting, Police Abuse." Democracy Now (June 20, 2014)

Detropia (USA: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 2012: 90 mins)

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

Mudede, Charles. "Flint Michigan and the American Way: Bad water, bankrupt Flint, and the hard fact about American poverty, as explained in DETROPIA." Keyframe (February 28, 2016)

Dredd (UK/USA/India/South Africa: Pete Travis, 2012: 95 mins)

Goodwin, Paul, et al. "Special Report: Future Shock - The Story of 2000 AD (2014)." The Projection Booth (February 2, 2017) ["Britain's ground-breaking 2000 AD comic introduced a raft of vital artists and writers along with indelible characters like Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and more. The documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD (2014) tells the story of the ups and downs of this influential work. Director Paul Goodwin and producer Sean Hogan discuss the creation of Future Shock!. Josh Hadley joins Mike to reminisce about comics and the film adaptations of various 2000 AD stories."]

Elementary (CBS: Robert Doherty, 2012 - )

Heimbach, Alex. "Why Elementary's Joan is the Best Version of Watson." Vulture (May 6, 2016)

End of Watch (USA: David Ayer, 2012: 109 mins)

Trayton, John. "David Ayer's End of Watch (2012) and the Militarization of U.S. Law Enforcement." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (USA/China/Germany: Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman, 2012: 95 mins)

Heineman, Matthew. "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare." Film School (October 4, 2012)

Exit Elena (USA: Nathan Silver, 2012: 72 mins)

Hudson, David. "Nathan Silver." Keyframe (April 18, 2014)

Gangs of Wasseypur (India: Anurag Kashyap, 2012)

Hurtado, J. "GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Is An Epic Experience Hamstrung By A Half-Assed DVD." Twitch (November 25, 2012)

Ginger and Rosa (UK/Denmark/Canada/Croatia: Sally Potter, 2012)

"Ginger and Rosa (UK) (2012)." The Case for Global Film (October 22, 2012)

The Great Flood (USA: Bill Morrison, 2012: 80 mins)

Dollar, Steve. "The Great Flood is Bill Morrison’s latest found-footage film to focus on disaster." The Washington Post (May 2, 2014)

Sandhu, Sukhdev. "American refugees: Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood." Sight and Sound (March 19, 2014) ["Bill Morrison, expert aesthetician of decay and disappearance, turns his attention to the forgotten flood that devastated interwar America."]

The House I Live In (Netherlands/UK/Germany/Japan/Australia/USA: Eugene Jarecki, 2012: 108 mins)

Jarecki, Eugene. "The House I Live In." Film School (October 12, 2012)

How to Survive a Plague (USA: David France, 2012: 120 mins)

France, David and Peter Staley. "How to Survive a Plague": As ACT UP Turns 25, New Film Chronicles History of AIDS Activism in U.S." Democracy Now (March 23, 2012)

The Hunger Games (USA: Gary Ross, 2012: 142 mins)

Hudson, David. "Gary Ross's Hunger Games The Daily (March 20-24, 2012)

The Hunt (Denmark/Sweden: Thomas Vinterberg, 2012: 115 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

The Invisible War (USA: Kirby Dick, 2012: 93 mins)

Cioca, Kori, Kirby Dick and Trina McDonald. "The Invisible War: New Film Exposes Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military." Democracy Now (January 30, 2012)

John Carter (USA: Andrew Stanton, 2012: 132 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Unloved: John Carter." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

John Dies at the End (USA: Don Coscarelli, 2012: 99 mins)

Barker, Thomas, et al. "John Dies at the End (2012)." The Projection Booth #326 (June 6, 2017) ["Based on a book by David Wong, Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End (2012) stars Chase Williamsonas a character named David Wong while Rob Mayesplays the titular John. The film chronicles the otherworldly adventures of Dave and John as they ingest a new drug, Soy Sauce, and travel to other dimensions."]

McCalmont, Jonathan. "REVIEW – John Dies At The End (2012)." Ruthless Culture (February 3, 2014)

The Koch Brothers Exposed (USA: Robert Greenwald, 2012)

Greenwald, Robert. "Koch Brothers Exposed: The 1% at Its Very Worst." Uprising Radio (March 27, 2012)

Laurence Anyways (Canada/France: Xavier Dolan, 2012: 168 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Xavier Dolan: Love Bursts." Keyframe (June 19, 2015) ["Stylized moments in a majestic film, LAURENCE ANYWAYS."]

The Seventh Art. "Xavier Dolan." (Posted on Youtube: January 5, 2015)

Least Among Saints (USA: Martin Papazian, 2012: 107 mins)

Papazian, Martin. "Least Among Saints." Film School (October 19, 2012)

Liv & Ingemar (Norway/Sweden/UK: Dheeraj Akolkar, 2012: 89 mins)

Brooks, Brian. "Liv Ullmann On Love, Passion, Isolation and Friendship in Documentary Liv & Ingmar." FilmLinc Daily (December 12, 2013)

Looper (USA/China: Rian Johnson, 2012: 119 mins)

Cummings, Alex Sayf. "Time, Fate, and the History of the Future in Looper." Tropics of Meta (October 22, 2012)

The Lorax (USA: Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, 2012: 86 mins)

Milico, Elliot. ""Metaphysics at the Movies: Hollywood's Philosophical Turn." Fare Forward (September 12, 2012)

The Lords of Salem (USA/UK/Canada: Rob Zombie, 2012: 101 mins)

Sarmiento, José. "Zombie’s World: Rob Zombie takes real pleasure in his craft. Can we?" Keyframe (October 19, 2016)

Lore (Germany/Australia/UK: Cate Shortland, 2012: 109 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Magic Mike (USA: Steven Soderbergh, 2012: 110 mins)

Hans, Simran. "Mike Drop – How Channing Tatum and President Obama redrew the template for masculinity." Little White Lies (November 6, 2016)

Middle of Nowhere (USA: Ava DuVernay, 2012: 97 mins)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

Museum Hours (Austria/USA: Jem Cohen, 2012: 107 mins)

Helfand, Glen. "Jem Cohen: Memory and the Museum." Keyframe (June 19, 2013)

Neighboring Sounds (Brazil: Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012: 131 mins)

Kizirian, Shari. "On the Street Where He Lives: Kleber Mendonça Filho films locally, stirs globally with Neighboring Sounds." Keyframe (January 13, 2014)

Pablo (USA: Richard Goldgewicht, 2012: 90 mins)

Heller, Steven. "Giving Credit to the Guy Who Revolutionized Movie Credits." The Atlantic (November 21, 2013)

Paradise: Faith (Austria/Germany/France: Ulrich Sedil, 2012: 115 mins)

Knauss, Stephanie. "The Paradise Trilogy: Love, Faith, Hope." Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

Paranorman (USA: Chris Butler and Sam Fell, 2012: 92 mins)

Sabo, Lee Weston. "Abnormal Intelligence: Sam Fell and Chris Butler's ParaNorman." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Patience (After Sebald) (UK: Grant Gee, 2012: 86 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

People's Park (USA: Libbie Dina Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki, 2012: 78 mins) 

Balsom, Erika. "The Reality Based Community." e-flux #83 (2017)

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (UK/Ireland: Sophie Fiennes, 2012: 136 mins)

Marshall, Colin. "Slavoj Žižek’s Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Decodes The Dark Knight and They Live." Open Culture (September 30, 2013)

Post Tenebras Lux (Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany: Carlos Reygadas, 2012: 115 mins)

Reichert, Jeff. "Into the Wild: Post Tenebras Lux." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Public Hearing (USA: James N. Kienitz Wilkins, 2012)

Dallas, Paul. "Lost in Translation: Public Hearing." Filmmaker (March 7, 2014)

Reality (Italy/France: Matteo Garrone, 2012: 116 mins)

Jenkins, Steven. "Grande Fratello Is Watching You: Matteo Garrone’s tough guys, little men and scheming dreamers face up to reality." Keyframe (February 14, 2014)

Rust and Bone (France/Belgium: Jacques Audiard, 2012: 120 mins)

Sobchack, Vivian. "What My Fingers Knew: The Cinesthetic Subject, or Vision in the Flesh." Senses of Cinema (April 2000)

Searching for Sugarman (Swedden/UK/Finland: Malik Bendjelloul, 2012: 86 mins)

Bendjelloul, Malik. "Director of Searching for Sugarman." Film School (August 17, 2012)

The Sessions (USA: Ben Lewin, 2012: 95 mins)

Rochlin, Margy. "Who’s That Man in the Iron Lung? John Hawkes Brings Years of Film Work to The Sessions." Democracy Now (October 14, 2012)

Silver Linings Playbook (USA: David O. Russell, 2012: 122 mins)

Johnson, Mackenzie. "What Makes David O. Russell so David O. Russell." Film Stage (October 17, 2016)

Weetch, Owen. "The Healthy Lie of Silver Linings Playbook." Alternate Takes (January 16, 2013)

The Skin I Am In (USA/Canada/Germany/Japan: Broderick Fox, 2012: 86 mins)

Gerhard, Susan. "Skin Deep and Deeper: Personal documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox talks identity, technology, body art and aesthetic legacies." Keyframe (April 24, 2014)

Skyfall (UK/USA: Sam Mendes, 2012: 143 mins)

Alpert, Robert. "Skyfall: A Mother and Her Twin Boys." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Smashed (USA: James Ponsoldt, 2012: 81 mins)

Ponsoldt, James. "Smashed." Film School (October 12, 2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman (USA: Rupert Sanders, 2012: 127 mins)

Heath, Roderick. "Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)." Ferdy on Film (July 23, 2012)

Milico, Elliot. ""Metaphysics at the Movies: Hollywood's Philosophical Turn." Fare Forward (September 12, 2012)

Stories We Tell (Canada: Sarah Polley, 2012: 108 mins)

Anderst, Leah. "Memory’s Chorus: Stories We Tell and Sarah Polley’s Theory of Autobiography." Senses of Cinema #69 (December 2013)

Sun Don't Shine (USA: Amy Seimetz, 2012: 90 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "The Soundless Fury of Kate Lyn Shell." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2017)

Tabu (Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France: Miguel Gomes, 2012: 118 mins)

Martin, Adrian. "Dust of Time: Tabu." Keyframe (February 6, 2014)

"Miguel Gomes." The Seventh Art #7 (September 2012)

Viola (Argentina/USA: Matías Piñeiro, 2012: 65 mins)

Nayman, Adam. "Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Viola." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Viola Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (USA/UK: Brian Knappenberger, 2012: 93 mins)

Brown, Barrett and Glenn Greenwald. "Jailed Reporter Barrett Brown on Press Freedom, FBI Crimes & Why He Wouldn't Do Anything Differently." Democracy Now (May 12, 2017) 

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (France/Germany: Alain Resnais, 2012: 115 mins)

Phelps, David. "Virtual Refractions 2.0: Notes on Alain Resnais' Vous n'avez encore rien vu." Notebook (October 15, 2013)

Williams, Blake. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Alain Resnais, France) Cinema-Scope #54 (2013)


2013:

47 Ronin (USA: Carl Rinsch, 2013: 128 mins)

El Goro. "The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) and 47 Ronin (2013)." Talk Without Rhythm #358 (February 19, 2017)

Abuse of Weakness (France/Germany/Belgium: Catherine Breillat, 2013: 105 mins)

Richter, Nicole. "Filming the Impossible: An Interview with Catherine Breillat." Reverse Shot (May 19, 2015)

A Field in England (UK: Ben Wheatley, 2013: 90 mins)

A Field in England Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Wheatley, Ben. "A Field in England." The Seventh Art #19 (March 2014)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (USA: David Lowery, 2013: 96 mins)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

American Arab (USA: Usama Alshaibi, 2013: 63 mins)

Alshaibi, Usama. "Nice Bombs & American Arab." Indie Beat (March 8, 2017)  ["Our guest is filmmaker/teacher Usama Alshaibi, an Iraqi-American located in Boulder, Colorado. In 2003, the director went to US-occupied Baghdad and shot his first feature-length documentary “Nice Bombs.” Part political non-fiction and part video diary, the movie is both a layered look at the Iraq War and a unique, intimate look at a place (and people) that are unfortunately not offered such a profile in other films observing the post-9/11 world. ... Afterwards Alshaibi made a number of short films and hit another pulse with his second documentary “American Arab” which deals with bigotry in the US. The filmmaker profiles a number of people, discussing their day-to-day experience when everyone thinks you’re the enemy. A considerable portion of the movie also details the brutal assault that Alshaibi experienced, himself a victim of racism. At the moment the director is preparing his third feature, “Boy From War,” which will look back on his time living in Iraq during their war with Iran, and it will feature animation similar to “Waltz With Bashir.” On the podcast we spoke about the negative perception of Arabs and Muslims, film and TV’s role in perpetuating it, the exhaustion of fighting it, filmmaking as a father, and the power of animation."]

A Most Violent Year (USA/United Arab Emirates: J.C. Chandor, 2013: 125 mins)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

Anchorman II: The Legend Continues. (USA: Adam McKay, 2013: 119 mins)

Rivard, Ryan. Anchorman II: An Expose in Truth Dialogic Cinephilia (April 13, 2015)

At Berkeley (USA: Frederick Wiseman, 2013: 244 mins)

Wiseman, Frederick. "Frederick Wiseman." Indiewire Filmmaker Toolkit (April 19, 2017) ["One of the greatest filmmakers ever reflects on his career and his well refined process of making a masterpiece virtually every year. He explains why 50 years ago, as a lawyer in his 30s, he decided to make a film about a prison for the criminally insane ("Titicut Follies") and how he grew as an artist."]

A Teacher (USA: Hannah Fidell, 2013: 75 mins)






Banshee Chapter (Germany/USA: Blair Erickson, 2013: 87 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "You Will Be Assimilated: Science Fiction and Horror." Hellbent for Horror #32 (February 8, 2017)

Blue Jasmine (USA: Woody Allen, 2013: 98 mins)

Allen, Woody, et al. "Blue Jasmine: In a private chat, the writer-director discusses money, status and Cate Blanchett's seismic performance." Time Out (December 11, 2013)

Cobb, Thomas. "Blue Jasmine and the Great Recession: Paean for Our National Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Burning Bush (Czech Republic: Agnieszka HollandTV Miniseries 2013: 3 episodes)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Camille Claudel 1915 (France: Bruno Dumont, 2013: 95 mins)

Sachs, Ben. "From Mamma Roma to Mamma Alien." The Chicago Reader (April 16, 2014)

Captain Phillips (USA: Paul Greengrass, 2013: 134 mins)

Natoli, Joseph. "Captain Phillips: Colliding with the Real." Senses of Cinema #63 (December 2013)

Ventura, Elbert. "Lost at Sea: Captain Phillips." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Clear History (USA: Greg Morrola, 2013: 100 mins)

Yudin, Katy. "Clear History." Forget the Film, Watch the Titles (September 4, 2013)

Coherence (USA/UK: James Ward Byrkit, 2013: 89 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "You Will Be Assimilated: Science Fiction and Horror." Hellbent for Horror #32 (February 8, 2017)

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

The Congress (Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium: Ari Folman, 2013: 122 mins)

"The Congress." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Greeneberg, Raz. "The Congress." Strange Horizons (November 4, 2013)

The Counselor (USA/UK: Ridley Scott, 2013: 117 mins)

Bowen, Chuck. "The Film in the Shadows: What we should be talking about when we talk about THE COUNSELOR." Keyframe (November 2, 2013)

Buntz, Sam. "A Flaw in the Lights: Thoughts on The Counselor." Fare Forward (October 31, 2013)

Devil's Knot (USA: Atom Egoyan, 2013: 114 mins)

Nicholson, Amy. "Atom Egoyan Talks About His New West Memphis Three Movie Devil's Knot." LA Weekly (May 8, 2014)

Enemy (Canada/Spain: Denis Villeneuve, 2013: 90 mins)

Wickman, Forrest. "What Should We Make of Enemy’s Shocking Ending?" Slate (March 14, 2014)

Evil Dead (USA: Fede Alvarez, 2013: 91 mins)

Hart, David and Chris Maynard. "Evil Dead (2013) and Acute Withdrawal." Pop Culture Case Study #167 (August 25, 2016) ["... Dave talks about acute withdrawal from drugs, particularly focusing on opioid dependence. We tie this topic in with Fede Alvarez's 2013 film, EVIL DEAD. This is just in time for his latest release, DON'T BREATHE. Dave is joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about a number of topics, including drug addiction, horror movies, remakes, and overdoing the gore!"]

Exhibition (UK: Joanna Hogg, 2013: 104 mins)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (Occtober 3, 2013)

Finding Vivian Maier (USA: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 2013: 83 mins)

Ehrenstein, David. "Vivian Maier: The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold." Keyframe (March 28, 2014)

Fruitvale Station (USA: Ryan Coogler, 2013: 85 mins)

DuVernay, Ava. "The Day Before: Ryan Coogler on Fruitvale Station." Filmmaker (July 18, 2013)

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (USA/Ecuador/Norway/Germany: Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine, 2013: 120 mins)

Guillén, Michael. "Eden, Interrupted: The Galapagos Affair." Keyframe (April 14, 2014)

Generation War (Germany: TV Miniseries, 2013: 270 mins)

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

The German Doctor (Argentina/Spain/Norway/France: Lucía Puenzo, 2013: 93 mins)

Mayer, Sophie. "Horror in Paradise." The F Word (August 7, 2014) ["Sophie Mayer looks at Lucia Puenzo's Wakolda, film narrating the Patagonian epilogue to extremely dark period in European history"]

Gerontophilia (Canada: Bruce LaBruce, 2013: 82 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

Gold (Germany/Canada: Thomas Arslan, 2013: 101 mins)



Shambu, Girish. "Gold." The Cinephiliacs #93 (May 21, 2017) ["If the cinephilia of lining up on small streets of Paris and New York for obscure rare prints of art films and the auteurs of Hollywood to appreciate the wind in the trees has died with Susan Sontag, what has replaced it? This is one of many questions asked by blogger Girish Shambu in his book The New Cinephilia. In this final report from SCMS, Girish discusses his childhood in India and how he became interested in not just film but the kind of critical discourses it creates, and how he sees himself functioning within that world. The two talk about the opportunities and challenges that cinephilia faces in our current moment, both in terms of the expanding definition of media and its relation to politics. Finally, they turn their eyes toward the ever nebulous group of coy German filmmakers known as the Berlin School, and in particular, Thomas Arslan's Klondike-trekking western Gold with Phoenix star Nina Hoss."]

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (USA/Italy: Nicholas Wrathall, 2013: 83 mins)

Ehrenstein, David. "How to Remember in a Nation that Forgets: Nicholas Wrathall’s GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA shows that strong ideas do survive." Keyframe (June 29, 2014)

Half of a Yellow Sun (Nigeria/UK: Biyi Bandele, 2014: 111 mins)

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. "Hiding From Our Past." The New Yorker (May 1, 2014)

Hard To Be a God (Russia: Aleksei German, 2013: 177 mins)

Bird, Daniel, et al. "Hard To Be a God." The Projection Booth #268 (April 26, 2016) ["Based on a book by the Strugatsky Brothers, Hard to Be a God is a three hour medieval sci-fi film from Aleksei German wherein the inhumanity of man comes to the fore. The material was also the source of Peter Fleischmann's 1989 film Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein."] 

Hit and Stay (USA: Skizz Cyzyk and Joe Tropea, 2013: 99 mins)

Cyzyk, Skizz and Joe Tropea. "Hit and Stay." The Projection Booth #120 (June 25, 2013) [" A look at Hit & Stay, a documentary that looks at the anti-war activism movement from the Catonsville 9 to the Camden 28 and beyond."]

I Am Divine (USA: Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013: 90 mins)

Schway, Jeffrey and Mink Stole. "I Am Divine." The Production Booth #125 (July 30, 2013)

The Immigrant (USA: James Gray, 2013: 120 mins)

Cotillard, Marion. "On Her career and Her Roles in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Two Days One Night and James Gray's The Immigrant." The Close-Up #8 (December 2014)

Dayoub, Tony. "The 51st New York Film Festival #3." The Cinephiliacs (October 13, 2013)

I'm So Excited (Spain: Pedro Almodovar, 2013: 90 mins)

"I'm So Excited" Critics Round Up (2013)

In Bloom (Georgia/Germany/France: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, 2013: 102 mins)

In Bloom Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

It Felt Like Love (USA: Eliza Hittman, 2013: 82 mins)





Iron Man III (USA: Shane Black, 2013: 130 mins)

Claverie, Ezra. "The Hollywood superhero as brand manager: An allegory of intellectual property." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Jealousy (France: Philippe Garrel, 2013: 77 mins)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (October 3, 2013)

Jellyfish Eyes (Japan: Takashi Muakami, 2013: 101 mins)

Helfand, Glen. "Gods and Monsters: Murakami Goes to the Movies." Current (December 9, 2015)

The Kill Team (USA: Dan Krauss, 2013: 79 mins)

Krauss, Dan. "Through the Lens: The Kill Team." Radio West (September 2, 2014)["We continue our Through the Lens series Tuesday with "The Kill Team." A U.S. Army platoon made headlines in 2010 after if was learned they'd murdered several innocent Afghan civilians. In his film, director Dan Krauss examines those events and their fallout through the story of Adam Winfield, one of the guilty soldiers. Winfield tried to alert the military of the atrocity he and his comrades committed. His warnings went unheeded and Winfield found himself the target of a massive war crimes investigation. Krauss joins us to discuss his film, which explores the intersection of morality, conflict, and violence."]

Kill Your Darlings (USA: John Krokidas, 2013: 104 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Labor Day (USA: Jason Reitman, 2013: 111 mins)

Flores, Steven. "The Auteurs: Jason Reitman." Cinema Axis (February 26, 2014)

Like Father, Like Son (Japan: Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013: 121 mins)

Ehrlich, David. "Director’s Cut: Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son)." Film (January 15, 2014)

Kogonada. "The world according to Koreeda: How Japan’s modern master revives our taste for everyday life." Sight and Sound (January 9, 2014)

Lone Survivor (USA: Peter Berg, 2013: )

Hudson, David. "AFI Fest 2013 | Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor. KeyFrame (November 13, 2013)

Lovelace (USA: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, 2013: 93 mins)

MacKinnon, Catherine. "Lovelace." Harvard University Press Blog (August 9, 2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (UK/South Africa: Justin Chadwick, 2013: 141 mins)

Mudede, Charles. "The Devils and Angels of African Cinema." Keyframe (November 5, 2015)

Manakamana (Nepal/USA: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, 2013: 118 mins)

Balsom, Erika. "The Reality Based Community." e-flux #83 (2017)

Labuza, Peter and Carson Lund. "Special Episode - The 51st New York Film Festival #1." The Cinephiliacs (September 26, 2013)

Marlow, Jonathan. "The Journey Up to the Manakamana Temple: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez." Keyframe (April 18, 2014)

Man of Steel (USA/Canada/UK: Zack Snyder, 2013: 143 mins)


Maron (Netflix: Marc Maron, 2013 - )

Kuersten, Erich. "Exit the Navel: Maron, Dice." Acidemic (May 11, 2016)

Nobody's Daughter Haewon (South Korea: Sang-soo Hong, 2013: 90 mins)

Labuza, Peter and Carson Lund. "Special Episode - The 51st New York Film Festival #1." The Cinephiliacs (September 26, 2013)

Marshall, Colin. "The Films of Sangsoo Hong." The Quarterly Conversation (June 11, 2013)

Riley, John A. "Existential Lethargy: Hong Sang-soo's Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)" Bright Lights Film Journal #82 (November 2013)

Norte, the End of History (Philippines: Lav Diaz, 2013: 250 mins)

Labuza, Peter and Carson Lund. "Special Episode - The 51st New York Film Festival #1." The Cinephiliacs (September 26, 2013)

Hudson, David. "Lav Diaz’s Norte, the End of History: 'Diaz juxtaposes the intellectual and the common man in NORTE with peerless elegance.'” Keyframe (September 28, 2013)

Oblivion (USA: Joseph Kosinski, 2013: 124 mins)

Jensen, Lindsay. "The Analog Mother: Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion." Cleo 1.2 (July 25, 2013)

Orange is the New Black (Netflix: Jenji Kohan, 2013 - )

"Orange is Great, but Red is More Our Color." FlixWise (August 13, 2014)

Pacific Rim (USA: Guillermo del Toro, 2013: 131 mins)

El Goro. "The Super Inframan (1975) and Pacific Rim (2013)." Talk Without Rhythm #363 (March 2017)

Llinares, Dario and Neil Fox. "Pacific Rim (Sci-fi Special, Pt. 2)" The Cinematologists (June 26, 2015)

Palo Alto (USA: Gia Coppola, 2013: 100 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Paradise: Hope (Austria/France/Germany: Ulrich Seidl, 2013: 92 mins)

Knauss, Stephanie. "The Paradise Trilogy: Love, Faith, Hope." Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

Parkland (USA: Peter Landesman, 2013: 93 mins)

Kiang, Jessica. "50th Anniversary: 8 JFK Assassination Films That Revisit History." The Playlist (November 20, 2013)

Prisoners (USA: Denis Villeneuve, 2013: 153 mins)

Foley, Darren. "Prisoners: 'Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst.'" Must See Films (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Sudhakaran, Sareesh. "Cinematography of Roger Deakins." Wolfcrow (February 16, 2016)

Project Censored the Movie (USA: Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar, 2013: 60 mins)

Huff, Mickey and Peter Phillips. "Top Censored News Stories of 2012-2013, Nolan Higdon's “Disinfo Wars: Alex Jones’ War on Your Mind” and Project Censored the Movie." Project Censored (October 8, 2013)

Phillips, Peter and Andy Roth. Top Censored News Stories of 2012-2013 and Project Censored the Movie Project Censored (October 1, 2013)

The Purge (USA/France: James DeMonaco, 2013: 85 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Nowhere Man: The Outsider in Horror." Hell Bent for Horror #30 (January 21, 2017)
["The Us vs. Them mentality is a backdrop for some really good horror stories. Frankenstein being a great example. The Monster is the outsider, but yet you sympathize with him. In these conflicts, horror is uniquely suited to tell some great stories, and give different results. What makes THEM…them? How easily can WE become THEM? “Civilized” society is a tough path to tread. In this episode I talk about Horror and the outsider. I bring up Frankenstein and then go from short stories to little known movies to popular movies of the last decade."]

Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network: Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, 2013 - )

Kincaid, Caleb. "Rick and Morty on Personal Identity." Dialogic Cinephilia (February 27, 2017)

Room To Breathe (USA: Russell Long, 2013: 76 mins)

Busch, Ling and Megan Cowan. "Room To Breathe: From Chaos to Peace in the Classroom." Making Contact ((September 17, 2013)

Salvo (Italy/France: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, 2013: 110 mins)

Koehler, Robert. "Salvo." Film Comment (May 16, 2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (USA/UK/Australia: John Lee Hancock, 2013: 125 mins)

Budd, Mike. "Saving Mr. Banks and building Mr. Brand: the Walt Disney Company in the era of corporate personhood." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (USA: Ben Stiller, 2013: 114 mins)

Lucca, Violet. "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)

Short Term 12 (USA: Destin Daniel Cretton, 2013: 96 mins)

Jamison, Leslie. "Short Term Feelings: What Hurts About Short Term 12." Los Angeles Review of Books (January 4, 2014)

Side Effects (USA: Steven Soderbergh, 2013: 106 mins)

Side Effects Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Soft in the Head (USA: Nathan Silver, 2013: 71 mins)

Hudson, David. "Nathan Silver." Keyframe (April 18, 2014)

Starred Up (UK: David Mackenzie, 2013: 106 mins)

Hudson, David. "David Mackenzie’s Starred Up: 'Every interaction is volatile… Each punch is felt deeply.'” Keyframe (November 11, 2013)

Star Trek: Into Darkness (USA: J.J. Abrams, 2013: 132 mins)

Frezza, L.J. "Star Trek’s Rules of War: How the sci-fi franchise (and maybe humanity) endures - by knowing the future is now.." Keyframe (July 21, 2016)

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (UK: Shane Meadows, 2013: 97 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "I Wanna Be Adored?" Keyframe (March 7, 2014) ["Recalling the spectacular rise and fall of Stone Roses, Shane Meadows’ MADE OF STONE proffers not-giving-an-eff is intrinsic to what made the band monumental."]

Story of My Death (Spain/France: Albert Serra, 2013: 148 mins)

Fairfax, Daniel. "'Everything is dead but the motor still turns': An Interview with Albert Serra." Senses of Cinema (December 2013)

Stray Dogs (Taiwan/France: Tsai Ming-Liang, 2013: 138 mins)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (Occtober 3, 2013)

Tip Top (France/Luxembourg/Belgium: Serge Bozon, 2013: 106 mins)

Fujishima, Kenji. "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014: Tip Top." Slant (March 6, 2014)

Tom at the Farm (Canada/France: Xavier Dolan, 2013: 102 mins)

The Seventh Art. "Xavier Dolan." (Posted on Youtube: January 5, 2015)

Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel: Jane Campion, 2013 - )

Baughan, Nikki. "Where to Begin with Jane Campion." Sight and Sound (May 3, 2016)



Flores, Steven. "The Auteurs: Jane Campion." Cinema Axis (September 30, 2013)

Trap Street (China: Vivian Qu, 2013: 93 mins)

Zhou, Xin. "ND/NF Interview: Vivian Qu." Film Comment (March 28, 2014)

Tru Love (Canada: Kate Johnston and Shauna MacDonald, 2013: 94 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Vara: A Blessing (Bhutan/Hong Kong/Sri Lanka: Khyentse Norbu, 2013: 96 mins)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Vara a Blessing (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

Venus in Fur (France/Poland: Roman Polanski, 2013: 96 mins)

Hudson, David. "Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur: “It’s refreshing to witness a reinvigorated Polanski willing to once again delve deep into seedy psychodrama.” Keyframe (May 31, 2014)

The Voice of the Voiceless (USA: Maximon Monihan, 2013: 80 mins)

Monihan, Maximon, Daisy Wright and Isaac Zablocki. "How Do You Make Movies About Invisible People?" No Film School (May 23, 2016) 

Wajma, An Afghanistan Love Story (Afghanistan/France: Barmak Akram, 2013: 85 mins)

Brunsting, Joshua. "Barmak Akram’s Wajma, An Afghan Love Story [PIFF 2014 Review]." Criterion Cast (February 7, 2014)

Watermark (Canada: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, 2013: 92 mins)

JB. ""The final collaboration is between the finished film and its audience": Jennifer Baichwal and Ed Burtynsky on Watermark." The Phantom Country (January 8, 2014)

We Are What We Are (USA: Jim Mickle, 2013: 105 mins)

Smithson, Sean. "We Are What We Are", Tastefully Macabre." Twitch (September 24, 2013)

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Romania/France: Corneliu Porumboiu, 2013: 89 mins)

Castillo, Monica. "The 51st New York Film Festival #2." The Cinephiliacs (Occtober 3, 2013)

Why Don't You Play in Hell?" (Japan: Sion Sono, 2013: 129 mins)

Tobias, Scott. "Why Don't You Play in Hell." The Dissolve (November 6, 2014)

The Wind Rises (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 2013: 126 mins)

Labuza, Peter and Carson Lund. "Special Episode - The 51st New York Film Festival #1." The Cinephiliacs (September 26, 2013)

World War Z (USA/Malta: Marc Forster, 2013: 116 mins)

"Honest Trailers - World War Z." Screen Junkies (September 17, 2013)


2014:


'71 (UK: Yann Demarge, 2014: 99 mins)

"Yann Demange talks '71, Alex Ross Perry discusses his influences, Love is Strange." Final Cut (March 20, 2014)

99 Homes (USA: Ramin Bahrani, 2014: 112 mins) 

Shannon, Michael. "99 Homes." DP/30 (December 10, 2015)

1971 (USA: Johanna Hamilton, 2014: 79 mins)

Gosztola, Kevin. "When Americans Saw Injustice by the FBI and Did Something About it: 1971." Shadowplay (April 21, 2014)

20,000 Days on Earth (UK: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, 2014: 97 mins)

Forsyth, Iain and Jane Pollard. "20,000 Days on Earth." Final Cut (January 22, 2015)

A Blast (Greece/Germany/Netherlands/Italy/Bosnia and Herzegovina/France: Syllas Tzoumerkas, 2014: 83 mins)

Crawford, Travis. "Release Me: A Blast." Keyframe (November 9, 2015) ["A BLAST feels like A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE as reinterpreted by early Nicolas Roeg."]

All This Mayhem (Australia/UK: Eddie Martin, 2014: 104 mins)

Martin, Eddie. "All This Mayhem." Final Cut (January 8, 2015)

Amour Fou (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany: Jessica Hausner, 2014: 96 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

An Honest Liar (USA/Spain/Italy/Canada: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, 2014: 90 mins)

Measom, Tyler. "Through the Lens: An Honest Liar." Radio West (April 28, 2014)

A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden/Germany/Norway/France/Denmark: Roy Andersson, 2014: 101 mins)

Collier, Stuart, et al. "The Living Trilogy of Roy Andersson (2000 - 2014)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #102 (May 5, 2016)

As Above, So Below (USA: John Erick Dowdle, 2014: 93 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Big Eyes (USA/Canada: Tim Burton, 2014: 106 mins)





Black-ish (ABC: Kenya Barris, 2014 - )

Barris, Kenya. "On 'Black-ish' And What Kids Lose When They Grow Up With More." Fresh Air (May 18, 2016)

Black Jesus (Adult Swim: Aaron Mcgruder, 2014 - )

McGruder, Aaron. "Black Jesus." The Treatment (September 17, 2014)

The Blue Room (France: Mathieu Amalric, 2014: 75 mins)

Hudson, David. "Mathieu Amalric’s THE BLUE ROOM: Amalric’s 'most accomplished directing achievement yet'.” Keyframe (May 16, 2014)

Buzzard (USA: Joel Potrykus, 2014: 97 mins)

Celluloid Liberation Front. "Locarno 2014. Joel Potrykus' Buzzard." Notebook (January 14, 2015)

Cake (USA: Daniel Barnz, 2014: 102 mins)

Ehrlich, David. "Let Them Eat Cake: How a terrible Jennifer Aniston movie turned into this year’s Oscar Cinderella story." Slate (January 7, 2015)

Catch Me Daddy (UK: Daniel Wolfe, 2014: )

Hudson, David. "Daniel Wolfe’s CATCH ME DADDY: Critics forgive minor infractions to welcome a promising debut." Keyframe (May 16, 2014)

Cesar Chavez (USA/Mexico: Diego Luna, 2014: 101 mins)

Huerta, Delores and Jose Antonio Orozco. "The Non-Violent Path of Cesar Chavez." Making Contact (April 9, 2014)

Luna, Diego. "Diego Luna on His Directorial Debut, Cesar Chavez." Uprising Radio (March 24, 2014)

Concerning Violence (Sweden/Denmark/Finland/USA: Göran Olsson, 2014: 78 mins)

Josefsson, Kira. "Concerning Violence: An Interview with Goran Hugo Olsson." Press Play (July 3, 2014)

"Liv Ullman/Chuck Workman/Göran Olsson." Filmwax Radio #260 (December 6, 2014)

Creep (USA: Patrick Brice, 2014: 74 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Cure: The Life of Another (Switzerland/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina: Andrea Staka, 2014: 83 mins)

"Andrea Štaka's Cure - The Life of Another." Notebook (august 4, 2015)

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (USA: Spike Lee, 2014: 123 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "From GANJA AND HESS to Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS—and Back Again." Keyframe (February 9, 2015)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (USA/UK/Canada: Matt Reeves, 2014: 130 mins)

Hassler-Forest, Dan. "The Politics of the Planet of the Apes." The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 26, 2017)

Drone (Norway/Pakistan/USA: Tonje Hessen Schel, 2014: 78 mins)

Bryant, Brandon. "From Console to Trigger: How Pentagon 'Exploits' Video Game Culture to Wire Youth for War." Democracy Now (November 20, 2015) [Among the issues tackled in the new documentary film "Drone" is the connection between video games and military recruitment. We air a clip from the film and speak to its director, Tonje Hessen Schei, as well as drone war whistleblower Brandon Bryant. "I think gamers should be offended that the military and the government are using [video games] to manipulate and recruit," Bryant says. "We’re more interconnected now than at any time in human history — and that’s being exploited to help people kill one another."]

Eden (France: Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014: 131 mins)

Oliver-Harding, Michael. "French Touch Gets a Proper Cinematic Homage in Eden." Noisey (October 17, 2014) ["The portrait of a generation captures the early days of Daft Punk and the scene they came from."]

Evaporating Borders (Cyprus/USA: Iva Radivojevic, 2014: 73 mins)

Cohn, Pamela. "Iva Radivojevic." BOMB (May 1, 2014) ["The filmmaker examines themes of migration, tolerance, identity, and belonging in her first feature film, Evaporating Borders."]

Fargo (FX: Noah Hawley, 2014 - )

Hawley, Noah. "Fargo is a Series About The Things People Do for Money." Fresh Air (May 15, 2017)

Faults (USA: Riley Stearns, 2014: 89 mins)

"Faults." The Film Stage #134 (March 23, 2015)

Food Chains (USA: Sanjay Rawal, 2014: 83 mins)

Tatarska, Anna. "Bringing Justice to the Table: An Eric Schlosser exec-produced food justice documentary puts agricultural workers in the spotlight." Keyframe (November 24, 2014)

Foxcatcher (USA: Bennett Miller, 2014: 129 mins)

"Bennett Miller." Close Up #4 (November 2014) ["Bennett Miller talks FOXCATCHER, his influences, and the art of filmmaking at an HBO Directors Dialogue during the 52nd New York Film Festival."]

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]

Holcombe, David A. "Exploring the Effect of Non-Dialogue Scenes from Five Films." Cultivate Your Queue (April 22, 2015)

Fury (USA: David Ayers, 2014: 134 mins)

Ayer, David and David Hart. "Fury and Justice." Pop Culture Case Study #161 (August 4, 2016) ["In 
this episode, Dave discusses Justice in its many forms, both in normal society and in the military. More importantly, he is joined by Berook of the Cinema Bun Podcast to talk about David Ayer's opus, FURY ..."]

Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD (UK: Paul Goodwin, 2014: 110 mins)

Goodwin, Paul, et al. "Special Report: Future Shock - The Story of 2000 AD (2014)." The Projection Booth (February 2, 2017) ["Britain's ground-breaking 2000 AD comic introduced a raft of vital artists and writers along with indelible characters like Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog, and more. The documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD (2014) tells the story of the ups and downs of this influential work. Director Paul Goodwin and producer Sean Hogan discuss the creation of Future Shock!. Josh Hadley joins Mike to reminisce about comics and the film adaptations of various 2000 AD stories."]

God's Not Dead (USA: Harold Cronk, 2014: 113 mins)

Fragoso, Sam. "God’s Not Dead Review: Perhaps, But Logic May Be." Film School Rejects (March 29, 2014)

God Help the Girl (UK: Stuart Murdoch, 2014: 111 mins)

Romney, Jonathan. "Film of the Week: God Help the Girl." Film Comment (January 17, 2014)

Goodbye to Language (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 2014: 70 mins)

Brody, Richard, Héloise Godet and Lawrence Kardish. "Discussing Godard." The Close Up #3 (November 2014)

Fendt, Ted. "Adieu au langage - Goodbye to Language: A Works Cited." Notebook (October 12, 2014)

Goodnight Mommy (Austria: Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, 2014: 99 mins)

Appen, Joe Von and Erik McCkanahan. "A Thematic Pairing Of Inescapable Dread." Adjust Your Tracking #116 (September 23, 2015) ["... reviews of two dread-soaked, arthouse genre films opening slowly in theaters across the country. First is Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy then onto drug war thriller Sicario, each tension-filled and terrifying in their own way."]


Prewitt, Zach. "The Best Horror Cinema of the 21st Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: October 2016)

Guardians of the Galaxy (USA/UK: James Gunn, 2014: 121 mins)

Newman, Kim. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Marvel calls up its reserve superheroes for a rambunctious outer-space caper." Sight and Sound (August 21, 2014)

Heaven is For Real (USA: Randall Wallace, 2014: 99 mins)

O'Hehir, Andrew. Heaven Is for Real doesn’t seem all that convinced: The achingly wholesome 'faith-based' hit is actually a sad American fantasy riddled with conflict and doubt." Slant (April 23, 2014)

Heaven Knows What (USA: Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, 2014)

Marsh, Calum. "Josh and Benny Safdie on Heaven Knows What: Speaking of drama, time, street life and strange attractions: ‘You’re constantly flirting with death.’" Keyframe (September 23, 2014)

Hellion (USA: Kat Chandler, 2014: 99 mins)





Honeymoon (USA: Leigh Janiak, 2014: 87 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Reilly, Phoebe. "From Babadook to Raw: The Rise of the Modern Female Horror Filmmaker." Rolling Stone (October 27, 2016)

Horse Money (Portugal: Pedro Costa, 2014: 103 mins)

McNeil, Jeremiah, et al. "Pedro Costa in Fontainhas (1997-2014)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #93 (February 25, 2016)

India's Daughter (UK/India: Leslee Udwin, 2014: 63 mins)

Faleiro, Sonia. "India's Daughter review – this film does what the politicians should be doing." The Guardian (March 5, 2015)

In Order of Disappearance (Norway/Sweden: Hans Petter Moland, 2014: 116 mins)

Tatarska, Anna. "Hans Petter Moland’s Long Way to Fargo: ‘Part of the ambition of In Order of Disappearance was to kind of blow the doors out of the genre limitations that you often feel exist.’" Keyframe (April 23, 2014)

The Interview (USA: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, 2014: 112 mins)

Greenwald, Glenn. "North Korea/Sony Story Shows How Eagerly U.S. Media Still Regurgitate Government Claims." The Intercept (January 1, 2014)

Hong, Christine and Tim Shorrock. "The Interview Belittles North Korea, But is Film’s Backstory and U.S. Policy the Real Farce?" Democracy Now (December 22, 2014)

The Iron Ministry (USA: J.P. Sniadecki, 2014: 82 mins)

Balsom, Erika. "The Reality Based Community." e-flux #83 (2017)

Ivory Tower (USA: Andrew Rossi, 2014: 90 mins)

Gerhard, Susan. "The College Question: Filmmaker Andrew Rossi takes a balanced approach to a pivotal crisis with Ivory Tower." Keyframe (June 21, 2014)

Jersey Boys (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014: 134 mins)

Heath, Glenn, Jr. "On Tour: Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys and American Sniper." Notebook (December 23, 2014)

The Kindergarten Teacher (Israel/France: Nadav Lapid, 2014: 119 mins)

Kuehner, Jay. "Who Can Tell of the Heroic Deeds of Israel?: Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher." Cinema-Scope #61 (2014)

The Knick (Showtime: Steven Soderbergh, 2014 - )




Seitz, Matt Zoller and Chris Wade. "What Does 'Cinematic TV' Really Mean?" Vulture (October 21, 2015)

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (USA: David Zellner, 2014: 105 mins)

Friedman, Julia. "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter." Los Angeles Review of Books (April 13, 2015)

La Sapienza (France/Italy: Eugène Green, 2014: 101 mins)

López, Cristina Álvarez and Adrian Martin."Video: LA SAPIENZA, Best of 2015? On Eugène Green’s shared space for encounter and illumination."  Keyframe (December 15, 2015)

Last Shift (USA: Anthony DiBlasi, 2014: 90 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Learning to Drive (UK/USA: Isabel Coixet, 2014: 90 mins)

Warne, Jude. "Ben Kingsley and Company on Learning to Drive." Film International (September 6, 2015)

The Leftovers (HBO: Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, 2014 - )

Hancock, James, Mikhail Karadimov and Leanne Kubicz. "The Leftovers: Season 3 Recap and Review." Wrong Reel #278 (June 5, 2017)

Ryan, Maureen. "The Leftovers: Life, Death, Einstein and Time Travel." Variety (May 31, 2017)

Leviathan (Russia: Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014: 140 mins)

Rodnyansky, Alexander. "Leviathan." Final Cut (March 27, 2015)

Life of Riley (France: Alain Resnias, 2014: 108 mins)

Hudson, David. "Berlinale 2014 Diary #5: Resnais’s LIFE OF RILEY. And a few more films in Competition." Keyframe (February 10, 2014)

Li'l Quinquin (France: Bruno Dumont, 2014: 200 mins)

Zawia, Alexandra. "Bruno Dumont on Why TIFF Comedy Li'l Quinquin Feels Like 'Self-Parody.'" IndieWire (September 10, 2014)

Listen Up Philip (USA: Alex Ross Perry, 2014: 108 mins)

"Yann Demange talks '71, Alex Ross Perry discusses his influences, Love is Strange." Final Cut (March 20, 2014)

The Look of Silence (Denmark/Finland/Indonesia/Norway/UK: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014: 99 mins)

Herzog, Werner and Joshua Oppenheimer. "The Look of Silence | Panel Discussion." Berlinale 2015 (Posted on Youtube: February 9, 2015)

"The Look of Silence / Top 5 Haunted Past Movies." Filmspotting #551 (August 21, 2015) ["With 2012's ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer delivered one of the most acclaimed, innovative - and harrowing - documentaries in recent memory. His follow-up, THE LOOK OF SILENCE, is less formally ambitious, but returns Oppenheimer to familiar territory – Indonesia's bloody anti-Communist purge that left hundreds of thousands dead in the mid-1960s."]

Scott, Margaret. "The Indonesian Massacre: What Did the US Know?" The New York Review of Books (November 2, 2015)

Love is Strange (USA/France/Brazil/Greece: Ira Sachs, 2014: 94 mins)

Natoli, Joseph. "Bringing Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange into Focus." Bright Lights Film Journal (January 23, 2015)

Lucy (France: Luc Besson, 2014: 89 mins)

Francis, Marc. "Splitting the difference: On the queer-feminist divide in Scarlett Johansson’s recent body politics." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (USA: Chuck Workman, 2014: 91 mins)

"Liv Ullman/Chuck Workman/Göran Olsson." Filmwax Radio #260 (December 6, 2014)

Maidan (Ukraine/Netherlands: Sergey Loznitsa, 2014: 134 mins)

Bierend, Doug. "Photos: The Brutal DIY Weapons of the Ukrainian Revolution." Wired (March 11, 2014)

Maleficent (USA/UK: Robert Stromberg, 2014: 97 mins)

Chaw, Walter. "Maleficent." Film Freak Central (May 29, 2014)

Maps to the Stars (Canada/USA/Germany/France: David Cronenberg, 2014: 111 mins)

Lattimer, James. "Evolving Mantras and Restricted Vocabularies." The Notebook (February 23, 2015)

Margarita With a Straw (India: Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar, 2014: 100 mins)

Bose, Shonali. "Margarita With a Straw." Film School (May 20, 2016)

Men, Women and Children (USA: Jason Reitman, 2014: 119 mins)

Flores, Steven. "The Auteurs: Jason Reitman." Cinema Axis (February 26, 2014)

Miss Julie (Norway | UK | Canada | USA | France | Ireland: Liv Ullman, 2014: 129 mins)

"Liv Ullman/Chuck Workman/Göran Olsson." Filmwax Radio #260 (December 6, 2014)

The Monuments Men (USA/Germany: George Clooney, 2014: 118 mins)

Cravero, Valerie Cox. "The History of The Monuments Men." Dialogic Cinephilia (November 10, 2014)

Mr. Turner (UK/France/Germany: Mike Leigh, 2014: 150 mins)

Leigh, Mike. "Mr. Turner." The Close Up (January 2015)

The M Word (USA: Henry Jaglom, 2014: 117 mins)

Kramer, Gary M. "Henry Jaglom." BOMB (April 29, 2014) ["The cult filmmaker on women, dating, eating, shopping, having babies, and his latest film, The M Word."]

National Gallery (France/USA/UK: Frederick Wiseman, 2014: 180 mins)

"Frederick Wiseman." Filmwax Radio #254 (November 12, 2014)

Ned Rifle (USA: Hal Hartley, 2014: 85 mins)

"Thomas Jay Ryan." Filmwax Radio #265 (January 1, 2015)

Neighbors (USA: Nicholas Stoller, 2014: 97 mins)

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

Nightcrawler (USA: Dan Gilroy, 2014: 117 mins)

Gilroy, Dan. "Nightcrawler." The Treatment (October 29, 2014)

Kempenaar, Adam and Josh Larsen. "Nightcrawler / Top 5 Nocturnal Movies." Filmspotting #513 (November 7, 2014)

Noah (USA: Darren Aronofsky, 2014: 138 mins)

"Darren Aronofsky." Director's Club #127 (April 7, 2017)

Stewart, Jon. "Haters of the Lost Ark." The Daily Show (April 8, 2014)






Regarding Susan Sontag (USA: Nancy D. Yates, 2014: 100 mins)

Hughes, Harriet Smith. "On Regarding Susan Sontag." Another Gaze (March 29, 2016)

Pawn Sacrifice (USA: Edward Zwick, 2014: 115 mins)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Vara a Blessing (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

Predestination (Australia: The Spierig Brothers, 2014: 97 mins)

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

Spierig, Michael and Peter Spierig. "Predestination." Final Cut (January 15, 2015)

Queen and Country (Ireland/France/Romania: John Boorman, 2014: 115 mins)

Klawans, Stuart. "American Shooter: Clint Eastwood’s shoot ’em up is remorseless, racist fantasy." The Nation (February 10, 2015)

The Raid 2 (Indonesia/USA: Gareth Evans, 2014: 150 mins)

Hendrix, Grady. "Kaiju Shakedown: The Raid 2." Film Comment (April 1, 2014)

Robocop (USA: José Padilha, 2014: 117 mins)

Sweedler, Milo. "Class Warfare in the Robocop Films." Jump Cut #56 (Wineter 2014/2015)

Rocks in My Pockets (USA/Latvia: Signe Baumane, 2014: 88 mins)

Rosenberg, Emma. "Staying Sane with Rocks in My Pocket." The Baffler (October 30, 2014)

Rosewater (USA: Jon Stewart, 2014: 103 mins)

Fragoso, Samuel. "Jon Stewart and Rosewater." Keyframe (November 13, 2014) ["Jon Stewart talks about his leave from The Daily Show to follow the Maziar Bahari story."]

The Rover (Australia/USA: David Michôd, 2014: 103 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Saint Laurent (France/Belgium: Bertrand Bonello, 2014: 150 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

The Salt of the Earth (France/Brazil/Italy: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders, 2014: 110 mins)

Anderson, Ariston. "'Creation is Still a Great Adventure': 5 Questions for The Salt of the Earth Director Wim Wenders." Filmmaker (December 3, 2014)

Rosso, John Di. "The Salt of the Earth." Final Cut (April 10, 2015)

Shelter (USA: Paul Bettany, 2014: 105 mins)

Bettany, Paul, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. "Shelter." Charlie Rose (November 12, 2015)

The Skeleton Twins (USA: Craig Johnson, 2014: 93 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

The Sleepwalker (Norway/USA: Mona Fastvold, 2014: 91 mins)

Nastasi, Alison. "We Exist: The Female Horror Directors of 2014." Balder and Dash (December 29, 2014)

Spies of Mississippi (USA: Dawn Porter, 2014)

Mitchell, Jerry and Dawn Porter. "Spies of Mississippi: New Film on the State-Sponsored Campaign to Defeat the Civil Rights Movement." and "PART 2: Interview with "Spies of Mississippi" Director and Reporter Jerry Mitchell." Democracy Now (February 25, 2014)

Spring (USA: Justin Benson and Aaron Morehead, 2014: 109 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Starry Eyes (USA/Belgium: Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, 2014: 98 mins)

Prewitt, Zach. "The Best Horror Cinema of the 21st Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: October 2016)

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (UK: TV Mini-Series, 2014)

Sams, Josh. "The Street Fighter Films: How to And How Not to Adapt a Video Game." Dialogic Cinephilia (October 24, 2016)

Theeb (United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/UK: Naji Abu Nowar, 2014: 100 mins)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

The Theory of Everything (UK: James Marsh, 2014: 123 mins)

"Diminished Lives." Cineaste (Summer 2015)

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (USA: Thomas Allen Harris, 2014: 90 mins)

Harris, Thomas Allen. "Through A Lens Darkly: How African Americans Use Photography to Shape Their Cultural Representation." Democracy Now (Posted on Youtube: January 23, 2014)


Willis, Deborah. "Through a Lens Darkly." The Gist of Freedom (October 18, 2014)

Timbuktu (France/Mauritania: Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014: 97 mins)

Bellaigue, Christopher de. "A Song Against Jihad." NYR Blog (February 22, 2015)








Transcendence (UK/China/USA: Wally Pfister, 2014: 119 mins)

Hudson, David. "Wally Pfister’s Transcendence: Disappointment, pretty much across the board." Keyframe (April 16, 2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (USA: Michael Bay, 2014: 165 mins)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "'Transformers': Robot warriors of the Tea Party attack." Salon (June 28, 2014)

Two Days, One Night (Belgium/France/Italy: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2014: 95 mins)

Cotillard, Marion. "On Her career and Her Roles in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Two Days One Night and James Gray's The Immigrant." The Close-Up #8 (December 2014)

The Wanted 18 (Canada/Palestine/France: Paul Cowan and Amer Shomali, 2014: 75 mins)

Bacha, Julia and Amer Shomali. "The Wanted 18: Israel Blocks Palestinian Filmmaker from Making NYC Film Premiere About Intifada Cows." Democracy Now (June 12, 2015)

When Animals Dream (Denmark/France: Jonas Alexander Arnby, 2014: 84 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

While We're Young (USA: Noah Baumbach, 2014: 97 mins)

Rosso, Jason Di. "While We're Young." Final Cut (April 17, 2015)

Wildlike (USA: Frank Hall Green, 2014: 104 mins)

Thicknes, Holly. "Examining the Trauma of Child Abuse in Wildlike and The Violators." Another Gaze (Jabuary 17, 2016)

The Yes Men are Revolting (Netherlands/Denmark/France/Germany/USA: Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Bonanno and Laura Nix, 2014: 91 mins)

Nix, Laura, et al. "Be an Expert." Popaganda (July 30, 2015)


2015:

3 Generations (USA: Gaby Dellal, 2015: 92 mins)

Harvey, Dennis. "How Movies Have Handled Trans Awareness." Keyframe (May 4, 2017) ["3 GENERATIONS and other film portraits of boundary-pushing gender diversity."]

3 and 1/2 Minutes (USA: Marc Silver, 2015: 85 mins)

Davis, Ron, Lucia McBath and Marc Silver. "Black Lives Matter: New Film on Jordan Davis Captures Family’s Struggle to Convict White Vigilante." Democracy Now (January 26, 2015)

45 Years (UK: Andrew Haigh, 2015: 95 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actress." Keyframe (January 20, 2016)

The Academy of Muses (Spain: José Luis Guerin, 2015: 92 mins)

López, Cristina Álvarez. Back to School at The Academy of Muses: Get ready for a pop quiz on the geometries of desire." Keyframe (September 2, 2016)

Advantageous (USA: Jennifer Phang, 2015: 90 min)

Kolb, Leigh. "Advantageous Is a Dystopian Sci-Fi About All-Too-Real Beauty Standards." Bitch (July 9, 2015)

A Good American (Austria: Friedrich Moser, 2015: 100 mins)

Moser, Friedrich. "A Good American." Film School (February 3, 2017) [" Friedrich Moser’s eye-opening A Good American soberly unfolds the deeply disturbing story of how corruption, lies and personal ambitions led to the closure of a cheap and effective monitoring system that demonstrably could have stopped the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "]

American Crime (ABC TV Series: John Ridley, 2015 - )

O'Connell, Joe. "Crime and Consequences." The Austin Chronicle (February 27, 2015) ["American Crime creator John Ridley talks about shooting in Austin, faith, race, and Felicity Huffman'"]

April and the Extraordinary World (France/Belgium/Canada: Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci, 2015: 105 mins)

"April and the Extraordinary World / Songs from the Second Floor." Filmspotting #585 (May 13, 2016) ["Comic artist Jacques Tardi is little known in the U.S but revered in his native France. His expressionistic, historical graphic novels are the inspiration for the new animated film APRIL & THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, which just opened in limited release."]

Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One  (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland: Miguel Gomes, 2015: 125 mins)/Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One  (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland: Miguel Gomes, 2015: 131 mins)/Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One  (Portugal/France/Germany/Switzerland: Miguel Gomes, 2015: 125 mins)

Thirlwell, Adam. "A Thousand Movies in One." NYR Daily (February 3, 2016)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (USA: Joss Whedon, 2015: 141 mins)

Rosso, Jason Di. "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Final Cut (April 24, 2015)

A War (Denmark: Tobias Lindholm, 2015: 115 mins)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

Baskin (Turkey/USA: Can Evrenol, 2015: 97 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Beasts of No Nation (USA: Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2015: 137 mins)

Fukunaga, Cary Joji. "Beasts of No Nation." (Screenplay: May 8, 2014)

Mudede, Charles. "The Devils and Angels of African Cinema."  Keyframe (November 5, 2015)

Bitter Lake (UK: Adam Curtis, 2015: 136 mins)

Stewart-Ahn, Aaron. "How Adam Curtis' film Bitter Lake will change everything you believe about news." Boing Boing (March 19, 2015)

Bone Tomahawk (USA/UK: S. Craig Zahler, 2015: 132 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Booger Red (USA: Berndt Mader, 2015: 96 mins)

Bennett, Opal Hope, Berndt Made and Onur Tukel. "Booger Red." Filmwax Radio (May 21, 2016)

Born to Be Blue (Canada/USA: Robert Budreau, 2015: 97 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan and J.D. Duran. "Born to Be BlueInfiltrator." InSession Film (July 22, 2016) ["Ethan Hawke’s latest indie film and the second great jazz movie to come out in 2016, Born to Be Blue. We also review The Infiltrator, starring the great Bryan Cranston."]

The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg: Jaco Van Dormael, 2015: 113 mins)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

Bridgend (Denmark: Jeppe Rønde, 2015: 95 mins)

Axmaker, Sean. "Jeppe Rønde’s Trueness to Life, and Death: How the BRIDGEND director won trust within one town ravaged by a suicide epidemic." Keyframe (May 6, 2016)

Bridge of Spies (USA/Germany/India: Steven Spielberg, 2015: 142 mins)



Adams, Sam. "The Rule Book – Bridge of Spies and the shifting Constitutional battleground." Little White Lies (November 11, 2016) ["Steven Spielberg’s spy drama is an important reminder that being American is not a matter of where you were born but what you believe."]

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

Brooklyn (Ireland/UK/Canada: John Crowley, 2015: 111 mins)


Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actress." Keyframe (January 20, 2016)

Cartel Land (Mexico/USA: Matthew Heineman, 2015: 102 mins)

Heineman, Matthew. "Cartel Land Blurs the Borders of Good and Evil." On the Media (February 26, 2016)

Chapter and Verse (USA: Jamal Joseph, 2015: 97 mins)

DuVernay, Ava, et al. "Ava DuVernay / Jamal Joseph." The Close-Up #93 (July 20, 2016)  ["The Opening Night selection will be the new film from SELMA director Ava DuVernay, THE 13TH, which explores the American prison industry and the horrors of mass criminalization. Eugene Hernandez caught up with DuVernay in Los Angeles over the weekend to discuss the project. In part two of this week's episode, we're sharing an inspirational panel from last month's Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Following a screening of CHAPTER & VERSE, a film about a reformed gang leader who struggles to re-enter society after eight years in prison, director Jamal Joseph joined lead actor Daniel Beatty and producers Cheryl Hill and Jonathan Singer to talk about racism, gang violence, gentrification, and what it means to forge your own destiny in an outwardly harsh society."]

The Childhood of a Leader (UK/Hungary: Brady Corbet, 2015: 115 mins)

Hudson, David. "Venice 2015 | Brady Corbet’s The Childhood of a Leader." Keyframe (September 13, 2015) ["Winner of the Lion of the Future, Venice’s award for a debut feature, and the Orizzonti Award for Best Director."]

Cosmos (France/Portugal: Andrzej Zulawski, 2015: 103 mins)

"The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer interview) // Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos." The Playlist (July 2016)

Kwiatkowski, Al and Brad Strauss. "Andrzej Zulawski." Director's Club #126 (March 14, 2017)

Daddy's Home (USA: Sean Anders, 2015: 96 mins)

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

The Danish Girl (UK/Belgium/USA: Tom Hooper, 2015: 119 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actor." Keyframe (January 19, 2016)

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

The Demons (Canada: Philippe Lesage, 2015: 118 mins)


De Palma (USA: Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, 2015: 107 mins)

Appen, Joe von and Erik McClanahan. "De Palma // Carlito's Way." Adjust Your Tracking (June 13, 2016)

Baumbach, Noah, et al. "Brian De Palma." Film Comment Podcast (June 3, 2016)

Dheepan (France: Jacques Audiard, 2015: 115 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. "DheepanThings to Come." In Session Film (December 10, 2016)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (USA: Marielle Heller, 2015: 102 mins)

Heller, Marielle. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Screenplay: January 8, 2014)

Taubin, Amy. "Like a Hurricane: The Diary of a Teenage Girl boldly goes where no American coming-of-age movie has gone before." Film Comment (July/August 2015)

The Dying of the Light (USA: Peter Flynn, 2015: 95 mins)

Bricklemyer, Chris and Peter Flynn. "Special Report: The Dying of the Light." The Projection Booth (May 29, 2016)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Netherlands/Belgium/Finland/Mexico/France: Peter Greenaway, 2015: 105 mins)

Liz, Luiza. "Peter Greenaway and the Language of Film." (Posted on Youtube: July 25, 2016)

Entertainment (USA: Rick Alverson, 2015: 103 mins)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "Rick Alverson Arrives! (2010-2015)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar (December 10, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Into the Void: Films by Rick Alverson." Keyframe (June 12, 2015)

Enter the Faun (USA: Tamar Rogoff and Daisy Wright, 2015: 68 mins)

Monihan, Maximon, Daisy Wright and Isaac Zablocki. "How Do You Make Movies About Invisible People?" No Film School (May 23, 2016) 

The Expanse (SyFy Channel: Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, 2015 - )

Armfield, Billy and James Hancock. "The Expanse - What Science Fiction is All About." Wrong Reel #257 (April 2017)

Krishna, Swapna. "Science vs. The Expanse: Is It Possible to Colonize Our Solar System." Tor (February 27, 2017)

Experimenter (USA: Michael Almereyda, 2015: 90 mins)

Grady, Pam. "Regarding Milgram: Michael Almereyda on EXPERIMENTER." Keyframe (October 13, 2015)

McLemee, Scott. "Isn't It Shocking?" Inside Higher Ed (October 28, 2015)

Far From the Madding Crowd (UK/USA: Thomas Vinterberg, 2015: 119 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

The Fencer (Finland/Estonia/Germany: Klaus Härö, 2015: 93 mins)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

Frenzy (Turkey/France/Qatar: Emin Alper, 2015: )

"Venice + Toronto 2015 | Emin Alper’s Frenzy." Keyframe (September 14, 2015) ["Winner of the Special Jury Prize in Venice."]

Hitchcock/Truffaut (France/USA: Kent Jones, 2015: 79 mins) 

Kent Jones, Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.  "Top 5 Film Books / Kent Jones Interview (Hitchcock/Truffaut)." Filmspotting #565 (December 4, 2015)

Kilkenny, Katie. "Geeking Out to Hitchcock/Truffaut."  Los Angeles Review of Books (December 5, 2015)

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)  (Iraq/France: Abbas Fahdel, 2015: 334 mins)


Debuysere, Stoffel. "Dissent! Abbas Fahdel." Diagonal Thoughts (May 14, 2016)

How He Fell In Love (USA: Marc Meyers, 2015: 107 mins)

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 Meyers joins us for a conversation on managing the responsibilities of writing, producing and directing his own unforgettably intimate film."]

I Am Gangster (Germany/USA: Moritz Rechenberg, 2015: 105 mins)

Rechenberg, Moritz. "I Am Gangster." Film School (June 8, 2016) 

Inside Out (USA: Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015: 95 mins)

Galibert-Laîné, Chloé. "Why Framing Matters in Movies." Keyframe (January 1, 2016)

The Invitation (USA: Karyn Kusama, 2015: 100 mins)

Reilly, Phoebe. "From Babadook to Raw: The Rise of the Modern Female Horror Filmmaker." Rolling Stone (October 27, 2016)

I Saw the Light (USA: Marc Abraham, 2015: 123 mins)

Abraham, Marc and Tom Hiddleston. "I Saw the Light, a new biopic on Hank Williams." Charlie Rose (March 23, 2016)

James White (USA: Josh Mond, 2015: 85 mins)

Appen, Joe von and Erik McClanahan. "Over the Borderline." Adjust Your Tracking #118 (November 13, 2015) [" Joe and Erik talk about James White, the latest indie feature from the borderline films collective. We’ve championed this group in the past, responsible for previous AYT favorites Martha Marcy May MarleneSimon Killer and Southcliffe. It’s another small film that deserves a larger audience than the one it will get. Look out for it. Lastly, a chat about Joe’s latest pick for our favorite segment, HOLD UP: Pump Up the Volume."]

Jessica Jones (Netflix: Melissa Rosenberg, 2015 - )

Misra, Sulagna. "20 Marvel Firsts in Jessica Jones." Vulture (November 24, 2015)

Riesman, Abraham. "Jessica Jones Has Hot Sex and Nuanced Sexuality (Especially for a Marvel Show)." Vulture (October 12, 2015)

Jurassic World (USA/China: Colin Trevorrow, 2015: 124 mins)

Sabo, Lee Weston. "Notes on a Stupid Dinosaur Movie: Jurassic World and the Hollywood Blockbuster." Bright Lights Film Journal (June 15, 2015)

Knock Knock (USA/Chile: Eli Roth, 2015: 99 mins)

Traynor, Dyan, et al. "Special Report: Death Game Redux." The Projection Booth (May 22, 2016)

Korla (USA: John Turner, 2015: 72 mins)

Christensen, Eric, et al. "Special Report: Korla." The Projection Booth (July 17, 2016) ["Incredibly skilled at the keyboard, Korla Pandit came into the houses of California housewives during the '50s with his hypnotic stare and tunes. The documentary film Korla tells the story of Pandit's life and the secret with which he lived for years. Special guests director John Turner and producer Eric Christensen talk about making the documentary. Rob St. Mary joins Mike to discuss the film, exotica music, and more."]

Kryptonite (Argentina: Nicanor Loreti, 2015: 80 mins)

Pellegrini, Guido. "Genre Sampling: On Iranian Vampires, Adolescent Demons, Long Nights and Shards of Kryptonite." Vague Visages (December 2, 2016) 

La Belle at the Movies (UK/Belgium/Congo: Cecilia Zoppelletto, 2015: 67 mins)

McAuliffe, Colm. "The death of cinema in Congo: How churches killed off cowboy films." The Guardian (November 6, 2015)

Lamb (USA: Ross Partridge, 2015: 97 mins)

"Lamb." InSession Film (January 30, 2016)

Life in Color (USA: Katherine Emmer, 2015: 86 mins)

Emmer, Katherine. "Life in Color." Wrong Reel #139 (May 2016)

Louder Than Bombs (Norway/France/Denmark/USA: Joachim Trier, 2015: 109 mins)

Ihre, Jakob.  "Louder Than Bombs." American Cinematographer Podcasts #71 (May 27, 2016) ["Director of photography Jakob Ihre sits down with filmmaker Jim Hemphill to discuss his work on the acclaimed independent film Louder Than Bombs. Ihre discusses the role of the cinematographer in facilitating great performances, his ongoing collaboration with director Joachim Trier, being influenced by films including Ordinary People and The Breakfast Club, and how he finds visual corollaries for emotional states."]

Love (France/Belgium:  Gaspar Noé, 2015: 135 mins)

Sharett, Christopher. "The Function of Film Criticism at Any Time." Film International (April 29, 2017)

The Lure (Poland: Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015: 92 mins)

Fonte, Bears. "The Lure is no Little Mermaid." AMFM (July 19, 2016)

Magic Mike XXL (USA: Gregory Jacobs, 2015: 115 mins)

Hans, Simran. "Mike Drop – How Channing Tatum and President Obama redrew the template for masculinity." Little White Lies (November 6, 2016)

Maggie's Plan (USA: Rebecca Miller, 2015: 98 mins)

Miller, Rebecca, et al. "The Lobster / Rebecca Miller Interview / The Man Without a Past." Filmspotting #587 (May 27, 2016)

Miller, Rebecca, et al. "Maggie's Plan." The Close-Up #82 (May 4, 2016)

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon: Frank Spotnitz, 2015 - )

Spotnitz, Frank. "Amazon's The Man in the High Castle." The Treatment (December 2, 2015) ["Frank Spotnitz, writer and producer, is no stranger to science fiction and alternate realities from his work on The X-Files. He visits The Treatment to discuss the unsettling nature of a world where the Axis powers won World War II and how his outlook on life shades his visual adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel."]

The Martian (USA/UK: Ridley Scott, 2015: 144 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actor." Keyframe (January 19, 2016)





Master of None (Netflix: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, 2015 - )

Kalita, S. Mitra. "The 10 Secrets to Great Journalism Hidden Away in Master of None." Poynter (June 12, 2017)

The Measure of a Man (France: Stéphane Brizé, 2015: 93 mins)

Lucca, Violet, Wesley Morris and Amy Taubin. "Vincent Lindon + Masculinity." Film Comment (April 19, 2015)

The Meddler (USA: Lorene Scafaria, 2015: 100 mins)

Rosso, Jason Di. "The Meddler - review and interview with director Lorene Scafaria." The Final Cut (May 20, 2016)

Mia Madre (Italy/France/Germany: Nanni Moretti, 2015: 106 mins)

Rosso, Jason Di. "Mia madre - review and interview with director Nanni Moretti." The Final Cut (May 6, 2016)

Miles Ahead (USA: Don Cheadle, 2015: 100 mins)

Cheadle, Don. "Miles Ahead." The Treatment (April 13, 2016)

Hudson, David. "NYFF 2015 | Don Cheadle’s MILES AHEAD." Keyframe (October 12, 2015) [“As witty and knowing as Mr. Cheadle’s sly, whispery performance.”]

The Missing Girl (USA: A.D. Calvo, 2015: 89 mins)

"DAVID SCHWARTZ & ALIZA MA / ALEXIA RASMUSSEN / YAEL REUVENY." Filmwax Radio #266 (January 7, 2015)

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation (China/Hong Kong/USA: Christopher McQuarrie, 2015: 131 mins)

Hart, David and Miranda Sajdak. "Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and Power Struggles in Relationships." Pop Culture Case Study (July 28, 2016)

Miss Sharon Jones (USA: Barbara Kopple, 2015: 93 mins)

Jones, Sharon and Barbara Kopple. "Talk Miss Sharon Jones." The Close-Up (July 28, 2016)

Mistress America (USA: Noah Baumbach, 2015: 84 mins)

"Mistress America / Top 5 Desert Island Directors." Filmspotting #552 (August 28, 2015)

Mustang (Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015: 97 mins)

Saunders, D.J.M. "Without Permission: Three Contemporary Feminist Films and One Classic (SuffragetteMustangUnder the ShadowWoman on the Run)."  Bright Lights Film Journal (JUne 2, 2017)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

No Home Movie (Belgium/France: Chantal Ackerman, 2015: 115 mins)

Rapold, Nicholas. "Chantal Akerman Takes Emotional Path in Film About 'Maman'." The New York Times (August 6, 2015)

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (Germany/USA: Deborah Riley Draper, 2015: 90 mins)

Draper, Deborah Riley. "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: How 18 Black Olympians Defied Jim Crow & Hitler in 1936." Democracy Now (August 10, 2016)

The Other Side (France/Italy: Roberto Minervini, 2015: 92 mins)

López, Cristina Álvarez. "The Arresting Intimacy of The Other Side: No film in recent memory so astutely notices the full array of loving gestures."  Keyframe (May 20, 2016) 




Pop Meets the Void (USA: William Cusick, 2015: 88 mins)

Cusick, William, Parker Dixon and Tara Maen. "William Cusick's Pop Meets the Void." Wrong Reel #168 (July 28, 2016)



The Rainbow Kid (Canada: Kire Paputts, 2015: 93 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Right Now, Wrong Then (South Korea: Hong Sang-soo, 2015: 121 mins)


Goldsmith, Leo, et al. "Hong Sangsoo." Film Comment (June 14, 2016) ["Hong Sangsoo is a filmmaker who isn’t afraid to repeat himself. Fashioning narratives around lonesome or just pathetic male artists’ attempts at finding romantic connection, Hong’s films are characterized by their long takes and minute variations—a slightly off-center frame of two people talking, a digital zoom, a subtle readjustment of focus—that make us question what’s really going on in the scene."]

San Andreas (USA: Brad Peyton, 2015: 114 mins)

Hart, David and Miranda Sajdak. "San Andreas and the Death of a Child." Pop Culture Case Study #237 (May 27, 2017)

Sembene! (USA/Senegal: Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman, 2015: 82 mins)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Sembene!." Roger Ebert (November 6, 2015)

The Seventh Fire (USA: Jack Pettibone Riccobono, 2015: 76 mins)

Riccobono, Jack Pettibone. "The Seventh Fire." Film School (July 23, 2016) ["From executive producers Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman, and Chris Eyre comes this haunting and unflinching debut feature, THE SEVENTH FIRE, directed by Jack Pettibone Riccobono. When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin,dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation."]

The Silences (Australia/New Zealand: Margot Nash, 2015: 73 mins)

Martin, Adrian. "Call Her Mum: Margot Nash's The Silences." The Lifted Brow (April 28, 2016)

Sisters (USA: Jason Moore, 2015: 118 mins)

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

Slow West (UK/New Zealand: John Maclean, 2015: 84 mins)

"Slow West / Top 5 Movie Posters." Filmspotting #538 (May 15, 2015)

Steve Jobs (USA/UK: Danny Boyle, 2015: 122 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actor." Keyframe (January 19, 2016)

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

Stonewall (USA: Roland Emmerich, 2015: 129 mins)

Ehrenstein, David. "Myth Thing: What Stonewall Wasn't About." Keyframe (September 23, 2015)

Tanna (Australia/Vanuatu: Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, 2015: 104 mins)

Duran, J.D. and Vince Leo. "Toni ErdmannTanna." InSession Film (February 2017)

Too Late (USA: Dennis Hauck, 2015: 107 mins)

Hauck, Dennis. "Too Late." The Treatment (August 10, 2016) ["Director Dennis Hauck joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the importance of Techniscope and the 1962 film Carnival of Souls in his directorial debut Too Late."]

Trumbo (USA: Jay Roach, 2015: 124 mins)

Cranston, Bryan. "Trumbo." Charlie Rose (November 5, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actor." Keyframe (January 19, 2016)

Truth (Australia/USA: James Vanderbilt, 2015: 121 mins)

Guillén, Michael. "Crafting Truth: James Vanderbilt." Keyframe (October 26, 2015)

Redford, Robert. "40 Years After All the President's Men, Redford Plays Another Journo Challenging Power in Truth."  Democracy Now (January 26, 2016)

Under the Dome (China: Jing Chai, 2015: 104 mins)

Wong, Edward. "China Blocks Web Access to Under the Dome Documentary on Pollution." The New York Times (March 7, 2015)

The Violators (UK: Helen Walsh, 2015: 101 mins)

Thicknes, Holly. "Examining the Trauma of Child Abuse in Wildlike and The Violators." Another Gaze (Jabuary 17, 2016)

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (Canada/Israel: Ada Ushpiz, 2015: 125 mins)

Jones, Kathleen B. "The Idea of a Common World: Ada Ushpiz’s Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt." The Los Angeles Review of Books (April 29, 2016)


Song, C.S. "Hannah Arendt's Life and Ideas." Against the Grain (May 15, 2017)

Viva (Ireland/Cuba: Paddy Breathnach, 2015: 100 mins)

"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)

We Are Still Here (USA: Ted Geoghegan, 2015: 84 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

White Rabbit (USA: Bill Kinder, 2015: 87 mins)

Kinder, Bill. "When Soldiers Come Home in the Movies: The post-war experience as told in tropes." Keyframe (November 11, 2015)

The Witness (USA: James D. Solomon, 2015: 89 mins)

Davis, Saela, et al. "The Fits and The Witness." The Close-Up (June 1, 2016) ["The Witness, a new documentary by James Solomon, follows the brother of Kitty Genovese as he attempts to sort through the muddled media reports regarding his sister’s tragic death. The 1964 murder was famously reported by The New York Times, who alleged that dozens of bystanders sat in their apartments in Queens ignoring the woman’s cries for help. In recent years, the Times coverage was scrutinized for its alleged distortion of the facts in service of a sensationalist agenda. "]

Genovese, Bill and Jim Solomon. "The Witness." Filmwax Radio #354 (June 4, 2016)

You Better Take Cover (Australia: Harry Hayes, 2015: 29 mins)

Hayes, Harry. "You Better Take Cover." See Hear #31 (August 7, 2016)



2016:

10 Cloverfield Lane (USA: Dan Tachtenberg, 2016: 104 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "You Will Be Assimilated: Science Fiction and Horror." Hellbent for Horror #32 (February 8, 2017)


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (USA: Michael Bay, 2016: 144 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Maas, Peter. "Michael Bay's Benghazi Blockbuster Flop." On the Media (January 22, 2016)

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (USA: Tracy Droz Dragos, 2016: 92 mins)

Tragos, Tracy Droz. "Abortion: Stories Women Tell." Film School (August 11, 2016)  ["In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions. Awarding-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragossheds new light on the contentious issue with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves – those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives. Tragos’ illuminating documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell offers an intimate window into the lives of these women through their personal stories. Some are heartbreaking and tender some are bleak and frightening; some women, on both sides of the issue, find the choice easy to make due to their own circumstances and beliefs, while others simply inform us of the strength and capacity of women to overcome and persevere through complicated and unexpected circumstances. Director and producer Tracy Droz Tragos joins us for a conversation on one of the most contentious and intractable issues facing women and her beautifully balanced, heart wrenching and moving documentary."]

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (Canada: Fred Peabody, 2016: 91 mins)

Peabody, Fred. "All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone." Film School (November 4, 2016) ["ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone is a timely documentary for audiences who are increasingly seeking alternatives to news media owned by large corporations. News events and journalistic trailblazers stretching over many decades are linked together to tell this important story. This film will resonate with audiences in the US and worldwide, as news media ownership increasingly falls into the hands of a few giant corporations."]

---. "Through the Lens: All Governments Lie." Radio West (February 1, 2017) ["we continue our Through the Lens series with Fred Peabody’s documentary film All Governments Lie. It’s inspired by the work of I.F. Stone, an investigative journalist and gadfly in the early 1950s to the `70s. Stone’s modern torchbearers—journalists like Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman and others profiled in the film—produce their adversarial journalism outside mainstream media. Peabody joins us Wednesday to discuss the value of alternative news and the role of independent journalists."]

Always Shine (USA: Sophia Takal, 2016: 85 mins)

Landekic, Lola. "Always Shine (2016)." Art of the Title (March 23, 2017)

Antibirth (Canada/USA: Danny Perez, 2016: 94 mins)

Richards, Jill. "Pussy Wars." Los Angeles Review of Books (March 24, 2017)

Aquarius (Brazil/France: Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2016: 142 mins)

Assayas, Olivier, Alison Maclean and Kleber Medoncha Filho. "NYFF Live Filmmaker Chat." Film Comment (November 1, 2016) ["This Film Comment panel brought together three NYFF filmmakers—Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper), Alison Maclean (The Rehearsal), and Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius)—to discuss their practical approaches to the craft of filmmaking, as well as their grander philosophies about the art form. The conversation, moderated by Film Comment Editor Nicolas Rapold, covers a swath of topics, from on-set collaboration to transnational cinema."]

A Quiet Passion (UK/Belgium: Terence Davies, 2016: 125 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan and Vince Leo. "A Quiet PassionRaw." InSession Film (May 26, 2017)

The Assignment (France/Canada/USA: Walter Hill, 2016: 95 mins)

"Walter Hill." WTF (April 24, 2017) ["Poor health kept Walter Hill out of the Army in the '60s, but that twist of fate led him into filmmaking during the tumultuous end of that decade. Walter tells Marc about being there for the major shift in cinema during the '70s, making his own influential films like The Driver, The Warriors and 48 Hours, and working closely with actors like Steve McQueen, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor. Walter also explains how he helped kick off the Alien franchise."]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (UK/USA:  André Øvredal, 2016: 86 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Bad Batch (USA: Ana Lily Amirpour, 2016: 118 mins)

Scott, A.O. "Cannibalism, Hallucinogenics and Keanu: The Bad Batch Has It All." The New York Times (June 22, 2017)

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA: Zack Snyder, 2016: 151 mins)


Blood on the Mountain (USA: Mari-Lynn C. Evans and Jordan Freeman, 2016: 93 mins)

Thill, Vanessa. "Bad Blood, Honest Work: Blood on the Mountain." Brooklyn Rail (April 1, 2017)

The Boy (Canada/USA: William Brent Bell, 2016: 97 mins)

Williams, Whitney. "Mastery of Dolls." Dialogic Cinephilia (October 3, 2016)

Buster's Mal Heart (USA: Sarah Adina Smith, 2016: 96 mins)

Smith, Sarah Adina and Jonako Donley. "Buster's Mal Heart." Film School Radio (May 26, 2017) ["Buster’s Mal Heart is a bold thriller peppered with dark humor and interlocking mystery, an eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname “Buster” — to rant about the impending Inversion at the turn of the millennium, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man. Buster (Rami Malek) was once Jonah, a hard-working husband and father whose job as the night-shift concierge at a hotel took its toll on his psyche and, consequently, his marriage to the sensitive Marty (Kate Lyn Sheil) — until a chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) changed the course of their lives forever. As the solitary present-day Buster drifts from house to house, eluding the local sheriff at every turn, we gradually piece together the events that fractured his life and left him alone on top of a snowy mountain, or perhaps in a small rowboat in the middle of a vast ocean — or both, in this visceral mind bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside-down. Director and writer Sarah Adina Smith and Producer Jonako Donley join us to talk about her wildly entertaining tale."]

Cameraperson (USA: Kirsten Johnson, 2016: 102 mins)

Johnson, Kirsten. "Through the Lens: Cameraperson." Radio West (February 27, 2017) ["Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a documentary film cinematographer has taken her around the world, often to regions of conflict. Her own film, Cameraperson, is a memoir of her life’s work assembled from a collage of cutting-room-floor footage. It’s also a keen examination of the dilemmas and blind spots that riddle documentary filmmaking."]

Captain Fantastic (USA: Matt Ross, 2016: 118 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. Captain FantasticHunt for the Wilderpeople." InSession Film (August 5, 2016)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (USA: John Scheinfeld, 2016: 99 mins)

Scheinfeld, John. "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary." Film School (April 14, 2017)

Christine (UK/USA: Antonio Campos, 2016: 115 mins)

Ehrenstein, David. "Complicity and Christine: Yes, snuff films exist—right in our news feeds." Keyframe (October 12, 2016)

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (USA: Matt Tyrnauer, 2016: 92 mins)

Tyrnauer, Matt. "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City." Film School Radio (April 28, 2017) ["Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a story about our global urban future, in which nearly three-fourths of the world’s population will live in cities by the end of this century. It’s also a story about America’s recent urban past, in which bureaucratic, “top down” approaches to building cities have dramatically clashed with grassroots, “bottom up” approaches. The film brings us back mid-century, on the eve of the battles for the heart and soul of American cities, about to be routed by cataclysmically destructive Urban Renewal and highway projects. The film details the revolutionary thinking of Jane Jacobs, and the origins of her magisterial 1961 treatise The Death and Life of Great American Cities,in which she singlehandedly undercuts her era’s orthodox model of city planning, exemplified by the massive Urban Renewal projects of New York’s “Master Builder,” Robert Moses. Jacobs and Moses figure centrally in our story as archetypes of the “bottom up” and the “top down” vision for cities. They also figure as two larger-than-life personalities: Jacobs—a journalist with provincial origins, no formal training in city planning, and scarce institutional authority—seems at first glance to share little in common with Robert Moses, the upper class, high prince of government and urban theory fully ensconced in New York’s halls of power and privilege. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City gives audiences a front row seat to this battle, and shows how two opposing visions of urban greatness continue to ripple across the world stage. In perilous times for the city and for civil rights, Citizen Jane offers a playbook, courtesy of Jane Jacobs, for organizing communities and speaking the truth to entrenched and seemingly insurmountable powers."]

City of Tiny Lights (UK: Pete Travis, 2016: 110 mins)

Sorrento, Matthew. "Spotlight on the Modern City: An Interview with Pete Travis." Film International (April 12, 2017)

Colossal (Spain/Canada: Nacho Vigalondo, 2016: 110 mins)

Swinney, Jacob T. "On Anne Hathaway and the Creation of Monsters." Keyframe (April 4, 2017)

The Conjuring 2 (Canada/USA: James Wan, 2016: 134 mins)

Eves, Dave, James Hancock and Jessica Ramos. "The Horror of James Wan and The Conjuring 2." The Wrong Reel (June 12, 2016)

Constance on the Edge (Australia: Belinda Mason, 2016: 80 mins)

Mason, Belinda. "Constance on the Edge." The Last New Wave (May 25, 2017) ["This is a powerful documentary about mother of six, Constance, learning to adjust to life in Australia after moving here as a refugee from Sudan. In the lead up to the festival, Andrew spoke to director Belinda Mason about what went in to making the film and what documentaries like this mean for Australia’s understanding of refugees."]

Dark Night (USA: Tim Sutton, 2016: 85 mins)

Sutton, Tim. "Dark Night." Film School (February 17, 2017) ["A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton’s third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Employing a documentary-style technique and a cast of non- professional actors, DARK NIGHT follows the activities of six strangers over the course of one day, the shooter among them. Shot by veteran French DP Helene Louvart (PINA), DARK NIGHTis essential viewing, not only for art-house filmgoers, but for anyone invested in the debate over gun violence in America as well. Helene Louvart has served as cinematographer on more than 65 feature films, 50 short feature films, documentaries, and television projects, including French director Agnès Varda “The Beaches of Agnès (French: Les plages d’Agnès) She won The César Award for Best Documentary Film in 2009. Also, she worked with Alice Rohrwacher, and shot the italian drama “The Wonders” (Italian: Le meraviglie) It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded with the Grand Prix. “Dark Night” was her first collaboration with Tim Sutton."]

The Death of Louis XIV (France/Spain/Portugal: Albert Serra, 2016: 115 mins)

Enelow, Shonni, et al. "Acting for All Ages." Film Comment (March 7, 2017) ["Jean-Pierre Léaud’s familiar face graces the cover of the new March/April issue of Film Comment, waiting out his final days in Albert Serra’s new film The Death of Louis XIV. As Yonca Talu observes in her feature on the film, “The film relies heavily on Jean-Pierre Léaud’s vulnerable acting. Famous for his vibrant, unrestrained body language as the enfant terrible of the French New Wave, the legendary actor exists in a state of complete paralysis here, dependent on others to meet his basic needs.” In some ways, she continues, the film serves as a symbolic conclusion to the Antoine Doinel cycle—Jean-Pierre Léaud’s mere presence adds a layer of film-historical context to the film that might not otherwise be there. This week’s episode of the Film Comment podcast explores the nuances of legacy, persona, and presence when it comes to acting. As with Léaud, we watch actors with enduring careers mature onscreen, developing their crafts and playing off of already formed associations that viewers might have with their earlier work. The panel—Shonni Enelow, English professor at Fordham and author of Method Acting and Its Discontents; Nick Pinkerton, regular Film Comment contributor and member of the New York Film Critics Circle; Michael Koresky, Director of Editorial and Creative Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center; and Violet Lucca, Film Comment Digital Producer—muses on the shifting modes of expression and physicality of performers like Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Gerard Depardieu, and Sissy Spacek."]

Deepwater Horizon (Hong Kong/USA: Peter Berg, 2016: 107 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Denial (UK/USA: Mick Jackson, 2016: 110 mins)

Taylor, Ella. "What Should Movies Do with the Holocaust? On DenialMiss Peregrine, and the triumph of Pan's Labyrinth." Keyframe (September 30, 2016)

Dice (Showtime: Scot Armstrong, 2016 - )

Kuersten, Erich. "Exit the Navel: MaronDice." Acidemic (May 11, 2016)

Doctor Strange (USA: Scott Derickson, 2016: 115 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Romney, Jonathan. "Film of the Week: Doctor Strange."  Film Comment (November 3, 2016)

Don't Breathe (USA: Fede Alvarez, 2016: 88 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Fantasy, flashbacks, and what-ifs: 2016 pays off the past." Observations on Film Art (January 2, 2017)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Phillips, Jordan. "The Horrors of Sensory (Dis)Ability – Disabled Power in Hush and Don’t Breathe." The Big Picture (October 7, 2016)

Do Not Resist (USA: Craig Atkinson, 2016: 72 mins)

Rogers, Jamal. "Do Not Resist Documents America's Militarized Police Force." The St. Louis American (March 1, 2017)

Elle (France/Germany/Belgium: Paul Verhoeven, 2016: 130 mins)

Adams, Amy, et al. "Watch Isabelle Huppert, Emma Stone, Amy Adams & More Discuss Acting in 50-Minute Roundtable."  Film Stage (January 30, 2017) [" Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Emma Stone (La La Land), Amy Adams (Arrival), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), and Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)."]

Hart, David and Samantha Sanders. "Elle." Pop Culture Case Study #204 (January 23, 2017)

The Eyes of My Mother (USA: Nicolas Pesce, 2016: 76 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. "The Eyes of My Mother, Under the Shadow." InSession Film (January 13, 2017)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK/USA: David Yates, 2016: 133 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Fences (USA: Denzel Washington, 2016: 138 mins)

"Denzel Washington + Viola Davis / Adam Driver." The Close-Up #114 (December 14, 2016)

Douglas, Timothy and Sandra Shannon. "August Wilson and Fences." Radio West (January 11, 2017) ["August Wilson, one of the great American playwrights … period. That doesn’t need the qualifier that he was a black playwright. But his plays were about the black experience in this country, and one of his masterpieces was Fences. Denzel Washington’s film version is now in theaters, and the stage version has just opened at Pioneer Theatre Company. We’re taking the opportunity to talk about the heart breaking beauty of August Wilson’s work."]

Finding Dory (USA: Angus Maclane and Andrew Stanton, 2016: 97 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Finding Dory / Memento, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #34 (June 30, 2016)

Finding Oscar (Canada/Guatemala/USA: Ryan Suffern, 2016: 100 mins)

Suffern, Ryan. "Finding Oscar." Film School (April 20, 2017) ["FINDING OSCAR is the feature-length documentary about the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala in 1982. That search leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were abducted during the slaughter and raised by some of the very soldiers who had murdered their families. These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre. FINDING OSCAR follows the men and women who have spent nearly two decades looking for answers—from the human-rights worker who first heard the story to the forensic anthropologists trying to identify victims and contact families. The film profiles the young Guatemalan prosecutor who took on her own government, and the U.S. immigration agents who began rounding up war criminals found living in the States. In a country built on impunity, it will take this dedicated team to find justice more than thirty years later, and uncover a truth more significant than anyone could have imagined."]

For the Love of Spock (Canada/USA: Adam Nimoy, 2016: 111 mins)

Nimoy, Adam. "For the Love of Spock." The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy (August 16, 2016)

Free State of Jones (USA: Gary Ross, 2016: 139 mins)

Sharrett, Christopher. "Free State of Jones: Fumigating the Magnolia." Film International (June 28, 2016)

The Get Down (Netflix: Stephen Adly Guirgis and Baz Luhrmann, 2016 - )

Luhrmann, Baz. "The Get Down." The Treatment (August 31, 2016) [""You need to learn the rules to break them!" Baz Lurhmann recalls breaking a few rules on the way to something larger than himself while growing up in the small Australian town of Herons Creek. His films Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby display this very rule-bending directorial creativity which carries through to his Netflix series The Get Down – a musical drama set in 1970's South Bronx. He joins Elvis to share his thoughts on being drawn to the struggle between youth and the incumbent generation in his storytelling and discusses passing on the opportunity to direct Harry Potter."]

Ghostbusters (USA: Paul Feig, 2016: 116 mins)

Feig, Paul. "Ghostbusters." The Treatment (July 27, 2016) ["Behind such works as Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks, director Paul Feig fittingly states "funny is funny." Influenced by slapstick greats like The Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin, Feig stayed the comedy course in his Ghostbusters reboot -- maintaining the reverence of the 1984 scare-comedy classic but crafting a new experience in the Ghostbusters universe, this time with a female cast. After growing tired of women’s movies demoralizing women, Paul Feig was committed to properly representing women in media through dynamic roles. Today he joins Elvis Mitchell to share his shock over the misogynistic and racist responses the film has received as well as why his characters are often rooted as much in the past as they are in the present."]

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Ghostbusters (2016) / Ghostbusters (1984), Pt. 1" The Next Picture Show #37 (July 26, 2016) ["The strange controversy over Paul Feig's gender-reversed GHOSTBUSTERS has us looking back at the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS to see what about it has inspired such strong feeling. In this half of the conversation, we focus on the then-and-now of Ivan Reitman's original, while trying (unsuccessfully) to dodge the dreaded "N" word: "nostalgia.""]

---. "Ghostbusters (2016) / Ghostbusters (1984), Part 2." The Next Picture Show #38 (July 28, 2016) ["Our GHOSTBUSTERS discussion turns its attention to Paul Feig's new remake, which was made with obvious affection for (and cameos from) the 1984 version, and replicates certain character types and plot points. But it also breaks from it in significant ways we'll discuss, as well as thoughts on the effects, the villains, New York City, blockbuster culture, and more."]

Gimme Danger (USA: Jim Jarmusch, 2016: 108 mins)

Talbird, John Duncan. "The Sound of Cool: Jim Jarmusch's Gimme Danger."  Film International (November 3, 2016)






Goat (USA: Andrew Neel, 2016: 96 mins)

Zaborski, Artur. "Andrew Neel on Getting the Goat." Keyframe (September 19, 2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (Australia/USA: Mel Gibson, 2016: 139 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Holy Hell (USA: Will Allen, 2016: 100 mins)

Allen, Will. "Holy Hell." Film School (May 27, 2016)

Allen, Will, et al. "Holy Hell." Filmwax Radio #353 (May 27, 2016)

How to Let Go of the World: and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (USA: Josh Fox, 2016: 125 mins)

DeChristopher, Tim, Aria Doe and Josh Fox. "Act Now, Cry Later: Tim DeChristopher, Aria Doe & Josh Fox on Civil Disobedience & Climate Activism." Democracy Now (January 26, 2016)

Fox, Josh. "On His New Doc How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change." Democracy Now (January 26, 2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand: Taika Waititi, 2016: 101 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. Captain FantasticHunt for the Wilderpeople." InSession Film (August 5, 2016)

Neal. Carthew. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." Film School (June 27, 2016)

Waititi, Taika. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." The Treatment (June 29, 2016) ["In 2005, director Taika Waititi’s adaptation of the novel Wild Pork and Watercressstarted as a much darker piece. Revisiting the work years later, however, allowed Taika to realize that comedy indeed prevails and he took the film The Hunt for the Wilderpeople in a different direction, while paying homage to the adventurous spirit of New Zealand. Behind films like What We Do In The Shadows and Eagle vs Shark, Taika Waititi shares the importance of humor through life’s tough times and dissects an artist’s ultimate quest for immortality."]

Hush (USA: Mike Flanagan, 2016: 81 mins)

Phillips, Jordan. "The Horrors of Sensory (Dis)Ability – Disabled Power in Hush and Don’t Breathe." The Big Picture (October 7, 2016)

Prewitt, Zach. "The Best Horror Cinema of the 21st Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: October 2016)

Hypernormalisation (UK: Adam Curtis, 2016: 166 mins)

Curtis, Adam. "Hypernormalisation." Film School (March 16, 2017) ["In Adam Curtis’s acclaimed BBC documentary, HyperNormalisation, he employs masterfully edited found footage to investigate how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and other power brokers construct new, slippery realities. Curtis tells a story that begins in 1975 in New York and Damascus, and ends with today’s world. Adam Curtis on his work and HyperNormalisation: ”Those in power in society – the politicians, the journalists, the experts – maintain their power by telling us stories about the world. Those stories tell us what is true and what is false, what is right and wrong, and what is real – and what is illusion. But there come times when these stories begin to break down. And people start to distrust those in power – and their definition of what is real and what is fake. At that point you enter the Zone. The film Hypernormalisation tells the story of how we got to this place. It is also about the new systems of power that we cannot see – because we are trapped inside the Zone.”]

Harris, Brandon. "Adam Curtis' Essential Counterhistories." The New Yorker (November 3, 2016)

Icaros: A Vision (USA/Peru: Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi, 2016: 91 mins)

Willis, Paul. "“She Knew Then That She was Going to Die of Her Femininity”: The Making of the Ayahuasca Drama Icaros: A Vision." Filmmaker (April 19, 2017)

I Love Dick (Amazon: Sarah Gubbins and Jill Soloway, 2016 - )

Foulkes, Sarah. "I Love Dick and Female Fantasy, Written in Bold." Film School Rejects (June 13, 2017)

Indignation (USA: James Schamus, 2016: 110 mins)

Schamus, James. "Indignation." The Treatment (August 3, 2016)  ["As the former CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus has been instrumental behind the scenes launching films like Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, often involving his long-time screenwriting partner Ang Lee. He has now tried his hand at directing in his debut Indignation, the adaptation of Philip Roth's book of the same name. Schamus visits The Treatment to discuss his first time working directly with the camera and actors as well as going to great lengths in properly reflecting the essence of the 1950's."]

---. "The Tall T." The Cinephiliacs #82 (July 25, 2016) ["How does one reconcile the ideas of artistry in cinema, the kind of magic of cinephilia that we see each time we look up at the screen, with the business practices that often painted as limiting it? James Schamus has somehow made a career of toeing this (likely constructed) dichotomy, helping produce some of the early independent films of the 1990s before becoming the co-founder of Focus Features, which made films like The Pianist,Atonement, Brokeback Mountain, and Moonrise Kingdom, as well as a collaborator of Ang Lee, writing the screenplays for The Ice Storm, Ride With The Devil, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. James discusses this work between the politics of making art for specialty audiences, as well as his interest in the very nature of art through his work as a theorist and professor at Columbia University. They then turn to his directorial debut, an adaptation of Philip Roth's Indignation, and what it means to modulate performance.Finally, the two discuss Budd Boetticher's 1957 hostage western The Tall T, and what a specialty art house producer can learn from watching Randolph Scott contemplate existence in this low budget western."]

The Infiltrator (UK: Brad Furman, 2016: 127 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan and J.D. Duran. "Born to Be BlueInfiltrator." InSession Film (July 22, 2016) ["Ethan Hawke’s latest indie film and the second great jazz movie to come out in 2016, Born to Be Blue. We also review The Infiltrator, starring the great Bryan Cranston."]

The Innocents (France/Poland: Anne Fontaine, 2016: 115 mins)

Canzona, Joshua. "The Innocents (Les Innocentes)."  The Journal of Religion and Film 21.1 (April 2017)

Jackie (Chile/France/USA: Pablo Larrain, 2016: 100 mins)

Adams, Amy, et al. "Watch Isabelle Huppert, Emma Stone, Amy Adams & More Discuss Acting in 50-Minute Roundtable."  Film Stage (January 30, 2017) [" Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Emma Stone (La La Land), Amy Adams (Arrival), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), and Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)."]

Bordwell, David. "Fantasy, flashbacks, and what-ifs: 2016 pays off the past." Observations on Film Art (January 2, 2017)

The Jungle Book (USA: Jon Favreau, 2016: 105 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Favreau, Jon. "The Jungle Book." The Close-Up (April 20, 2016)

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (USA: Jonathan Demme, 2016: 90 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Stop Making Sense / Justin Timberlake, Part 1." The Next Picture Show #76 (May 16, 2017) ["We’re still mourning the recent death of Jonathan Demme, a director of incredible range capable of working across many different genres — most notably, for our purposes, the concert film. This week, we hold our lighters aloft for Demme by looking at his first and last concert films, 1984’s STOP MAKING SENSE and 2016’s JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS. In this half, we consider the first film’s enduring legacy and influence on the concert-film genre, and how the film functions as a symbiosis of the unique talents of both Demme and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne."]

---. "Stop Making Sense / Justin Timberlake, Part 2." The Next Picture Show #77 (May 18, 2017) ["In this half of our appreciation of the late, great director Jonathan Demme, we bring what would be his final film, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS, into the mix, to see what connects it to the director’s first foray into the concert-film genre, STOP MAKING SENSE. The two films focus on very different musical acts, but they’re undeniably connected via “the Demme touch,” and function as appropriate bookends to an impressive filmmaking career (which we can’t help but explore a little more broadly in this discussion as well)."]

Lady Macbeth (UK: William Oldroyd, 2016: 89 mins)

Hammond, Caleb. "Killer Instincts: Florence Pugh’s Steely Performance in Lady Macbeth Foretells a Rapid Ascension." MovieMaker (July 10, 2017)

The Last Dalai Lama? (USA: Mickey Lemle, 2016: 82 mins)

Lemle, Mickey. "The Last Dalai Lama?" Film School Radio (August 11, 2017) ["For over a thousand years, Tibetan Buddhist psychology has taught techniques for overcoming negative, afflictive emotions, such as anger, greed, jealousy, sloth and ignorance. In the film THE LAST DALAI LAMA?, His Holiness explains that Tibetan Buddhism is both a religion and a “science of the mind”; he also shares his crystallized understanding of the nature of mind, and its part in the creation and alleviation of all of our suffering. Believing that this precious wisdom belongs to the world, twenty years ago The Dalai Lama challenged a select group of world-renowned Neuroscientists and Mind/Brain researchers to look into the workings of the mind, and to prove scientifically that “Tibetan Buddhist technologies” for overcoming afflictive emotions are skills that can be learned by anyone. The Dalai Lama commissioned Dr. Paul Ekman and his daughter Dr. Eve Ekman to come up with an “Atlas of Emotions” as a way of understanding the effects of emotions on having a tranquil mind. Being able to recognize the patterns, triggers and responses to emotions is the first step in dealing with them. In a moving sequence with a high school class in British Columbia, His Holiness The Dalai Lama is able to share his passion for the subject. His urgency and dedication come through in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? as he now turns 82, and must deal with the questions of aging and death, and whether he will reincarnate as The Dalai Lama, or if he will be the last of the lineage that has existed for a millennia. Director Mickey Lemle joins us to talk about his three decade friendship with His Holiness and the profound impact he has had on politics, culture and a deeper understanding of our shared human nature."]

The Last Shaman (UK/Italy/Israel/Peru/USA: Raz Degan, 2016: 77 mins)

Degan, Raz. "The Last Shaman." Film School Radio (May 16, 2017) ["The Last Shaman is the story of James Freeman, a young man who decides to take matters in his own hands when faced with incurable depression. He undergoes a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of self. Along the way, he experiences the healing properties of the tribal plant medicine Ayahuasca and the world around it. From the outside looking in, James is living the American dream. But behind closed doors, he has no desire to live and contemplates suicide. Desperate to find a way out of darkness, James travels to the Amazon rain forest with one mission: to save his own life. Without knowing any of the dangers that lie ahead, he starts searching for a Shaman who can help. James’ road to redemption isn’t easy — he faces many obstacles and even a few life-threatening experiences as he learns to acknowledge the space inside himself and understand a larger truth about how we’re all connected. After undergoing various forms of treatments from tribal plants and medicines, James is faced with the consequences of his own actions. He undergoes a life changing experience that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of himself, and a more profound understanding of the interconnectedness of us all. Director Raz Degan join us for a conversation on their journey into a world of spirituality, self awareness and an ancient culture."]

The Levelling (UK: Hope Leach Dickson, 2016: 83 mins)

Antrobus, Corrina, et al. "The Levelling." The Cinematologists #48 (June 7, 2017)

Dickson, Hope Leach and Alice Lowe. "On Motherhood and Film." The Early Hour (May 12, 2017)

Lion (Australia/USA/UK: Garth Davis, 2016: 118 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

Di Mattia, Joanna. "The Year of Nicole Kidman." Keyframe (May 1, 2017)


Live by Night (USA: Ben Affleck, 2016: 128 mins)

Messina, Chris. "Live By Night." The Treatment (January 11, 2017) ["As an acting fan, Chris Messina is especially fond of actor/directors. He reunites with director Ben Affleck in Live by Night, channeling Goodfellas while playing prohibition era gangster Dion Bartolo. Messina reflects on Ben Affleck's ability to quickly transition from actor to director when filming a scene and the way casting sets the foundation of acting quality within a film."]

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (Argentina: Francisco Márquez and Andrea Testa, 2016: 78 mins)


Maudie (Ireland/Canada: Aisling Walsh, 2016: 115 mins)

McCausland, Sinead. "Maudie: Visual Art as Memory." Film School Rejects (August 12, 2017)

Midnight Special (Greece/USA: Jeff Nichols, 2016: 112 mins) 

Digging Deeper. "Midnight Special: Rising from the Rubble." (Posted on Youtube: July 30, 2016)

Miss Sloane (USA/France: John Madden, 2016: 132 mins)

Hudson, David. "John Madden's Miss Sloane." Keyframe (November 12, 2016)

National Bird (USA: Jesselyn Raddack, 2016: 92 mins)

Zaborski, Artur. "War Zones are Like Corporations." Keyframe (November 17, 2016) ["Sonia Kennebeck talks about her disturbing new drone-warfare doc, NATIONAL BIRD."]

Neruda (Argentina/Chile/Spain/France: Pablo Larrain, 2016: 107 mins)

Hudson, David. "Cannes 2016: Pablo Larrain's Neruda." Keyframe (May 13, 2016)

Bernal, Gael Garcia and Pablo Larrian. "Neruda Interview." The Playlist (December 13, 2016)

Norman Lear: Just Another You (USA: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, 2016: 91 mins)

Lear, Norman. "Just Another Version of You: The Life, Art and Activism of Legendary TV Producer Norman Lear." Democracy Now (October 25, 2016) ["Ninety-four-year-old legendary TV producer and longtime political activist Norman Lear has led a remarkable life. He helped revolutionize sitcom television with a string of hit shows including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times" and "Maude." In 1999, President Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts, saying, "Norman Lear has held up a mirror to American society and changed the way we look at it." Norman Lear is also a longtime activist, earning him a place on Richard Nixon’s enemies list and the scorn of the Christian right. His life, art and social activism is the subject of the new "American Masters" documentary, "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," which premieres tonight on PBS. We spoke with Norman Lear in studio last week."]

Nuts! (USA: Penny Lane, 2016: 79 mins)

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 Lane stops by for a conversation on Brinkley, our collective need to believe in something and any contemporary parallels to be drawn from this bizarre story."]

The Occupation of the American Mind (USA: Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, 2016: 82 mins)

Jhally, Sut and Roger Waters. "The Occupation of the American Mind: Documentary Looks at Israel's PR War in the United States." Democracy Now (September 14, 2017) ["We continue our conversation with legendary British musician Roger Waters, founding member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. Waters is the narrator of a recent documentary titled "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States." We air clips from the film and speak to Roger Waters and Sut Jhally, professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts and founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation, which produced the documentary."]

One Week and a Day (Israel: Asaph Polonsky, 2016: 98 mins)

Polonsky, Asaph. "One Week and a Day." Film School Radio (April 28, 2017) ["In the Jewish religion, a week of sitting Shiva (or mourning the deceased) is called for after a funeral. However, for Eyal and Vicky, a week is hardly enough time to properly mourn the loss of their 25-year-old son Ronnie. A married couple edging into the back half of middle age, the two find themselves reacting to the end of Shiva in markedly different ways.  A return to routine seems to be in order for Vicky, a teacher, as she finds herself back at school trying to abruptly kick out the substitute assigned in her stead. Meanwhile, shopkeeper Eyal opts for a total abdication of routine, as he steals his dead son’s bag of medical marijuana, and proceeds to get high, play ping-pong and judge air guitar routines with his neighbor’s stoner son Zooler. As the world refuses to accommodate Vicky and Eyal’s sensitivities during their time of bereavement — taxi drivers are still difficult, neighbors are still obnoxious, and grave diggers are just as indifferent as anyone else in the service industry — the two grieving parents find themselves acting out in outlandish ways as they attempt to regain a sense of control over their lives. Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature ONE WEEK AND A DAY juxtaposes the grieving process against the immutable fact that, despite the most painful losses imaginable, the world stops for no one’s mourning. With endearing performances from Shai Avivi and Evgenia Dodina as Eyal and Vicky, and Tomer Kapon as Zooler, ONE WEEK AND A DAY provides a nuanced perspective on loss that’s as funny as it is insightful."]

Our Kind of Traitor (UK/France: Susanna White, 2016: 108 mins)

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

Ovarian Psychos (USA: Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle, 2016: 72 mins)

Richards, Jill. "Pussy Wars." Los Angeles Review of Books (March 24, 2017)

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."]

Passengers (USA: Morten Tyldum, 2016: 116 mins) 


Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

The Path (Hulu: Jessica Goldberg, 2016 - )

Goldberg, Jessica. "The Path." The Treatment (May 25, 2016)

Pete's Dragon (USA: David Lowery, 2016: 103 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Pete's Dragon / The Black Stallion Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show #41 (August 23, 2016)  ["The director of the new Disney live-action remake PETE’S DRAGON, David Lowery, recently cited as inspiration Carroll Ballard’s 1979 film THE BLACK STALLION, noting the older film’s careful merging of art and the mainstream. Following Lowery’s example, we look back this week at THE BLACK STALLION’s wondrous beauty and split structure, and try to ascertain what makes the film unique among films aimed at children."]

---. "Pete's Dragon / The Black Stallion, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #42 (August 25, 2016) ["Continuing the legacy of Carroll Ballard's THE BLACK STALLION, David Lowery's new Disney live-action remake of PETE'S DRAGON treats kids' films, kid audiences, and the emotional lives of children with respect and intelligence. In this half of the discussion, we talk over the two films' use of stories within stories, cinematography, child actors, and our relationship with animals and the natural world"]

Planet Earth II (BBC TV Series: 6 episodes)

Dickey, Colin. "A View to a Kill: By focusing on high-definition thrills, nature documentaries obscure more than they reveal." The New Republic (January 14, 2017)

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (USA: Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, 2016: 87 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "(Pt. 2) This Is Spinal Tap / Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping." The Next Picture Show #32 (June 16, 2016)

Prevenge (UK: Alice Lowe, 2016: 88 mins)

Dickson, Hope Leach and Alice Lowe. "On Motherhood and Film." The Early Hour (May 12, 2017)

The Promise (Spain/USA: Terry George, 2016: 133 mins)

Winship, Michael. "The internet won’t let Armenia go away: Controversy over two recent motion pictures sheds light on the Armenian genocide." Salon (May 25, 2017)

Race (France/Germany/Canada: Stephen Hawkins, 2016: 134 mins)

Kendi, Ibram. "On The Racist Ideas Jesse Owens Could Not Outrun." African American Intellectual History Society (February 21, 2016)

Rat Film (USA: Theo Anthony, 2016: 82 mins)

Anthony, Theo, JR and Agnes Varda. "Boundaries of Reality: New Non-Fiction." The Cinephiliacs 

The Rehearsal (New Zealand: Alison Maclean, 2016: 102 mins)

Assayas, Olivier, Alison Maclean and Kleber Medoncha Filho. "NYFF Live Filmmaker Chat." Film Comment (November 1, 2016) ["This Film Comment panel brought together three NYFF filmmakers—Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper), Alison Maclean (The Rehearsal), and Kleber Mendonça Filho (Aquarius)—to discuss their practical approaches to the craft of filmmaking, as well as their grander philosophies about the art form. The conversation, moderated by Film Comment Editor Nicolas Rapold, covers a swath of topics, from on-set collaboration to transnational cinema."]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (France/Germany/Canada/Australia: Paul W.S. Anderson, 2016: 106 mins)

Hancock, James and Martin Kessler. "20 Years of Resident Evil." Wrong Reel #226 (January 2017) ["Martin Kessler from Flixwise returns to review Paul W.S. Anderson’s new movie Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and to discuss the twenty year history of the Resident Evil franchise in both games and in movies."]

Rikers (USA: Marc Levin, 2016: 70 mins)

Levin, Marc. "Voices from NYC's Most Notorious Jail: Former Prisoners Speak Out About Abuse at Rikers Island." Democracy Now (November 2, 2016) ["A new PBS documentary, "Rikers," brings you face to face with men and women who have survived incarceration at New York City’s largest and most notorious jail. Their stories are told directly to the camera without any additional narration. A dozen former inmates vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the trauma of entering the island to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, to the harrowing interactions with corrections officers. They also detail the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the psychological difficulties of re-entering the outside world. For more, we’re joined by award-winning independent filmmaker Marc Levin, director of the new documentary, "Rikers."]

Risk (Germany/USA: Laura Poitras, 2016: 87 mins)

Hudson, David. "Laura Poitras’s Risk: 'An embedded report that sacrifices impartiality for access.'” Keyframe (May 19, 2016)

Pilger, John. "Getting Assange: The Untold Story." Counterpunch (May 19, 2017)

Room Full of Spoons (Canada: Rick Harper, 2016: 

Harper, Rick, Adam Spiegelman and Mike White. "Special Report: Room Full of Spoons." The Projection Booth (March 20, 2016)

Roots (History Channel: Mini-series, 2016)

Kendi, Ibram. "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome Is A Racist Idea." AAIHS (June 21, 2016)

The Salesman (Iran/France: Asghar Farhadi, 2016: 125 mins)

Hudson, David. "Asghar Farhadi and Trumps #MuslimBan." Keyframe (January 31, 2017)

Stolworthy, Jacob. "Donald Trump Muslim ban will keep Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi from 2017 ceremony." Independent (January 28, 2017)

Sausage Party (USA: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, 2016: 89 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Fantasy, flashbacks, and what-ifs: 2016 pays off the past." Observations on Film Art (January 2, 2017)

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (UK: Bartek Dziadosz, 2016: 90 mins)

Kiefer, Jonathan. "Ways of Bergering: Tilda Swinton is pals with a great thinker about art and life, and you should be too." Keyframe (September 1, 2016)

The Shallows (USA: Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016: 86 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Fantasy, flashbacks, and what-ifs: 2016 pays off the past." Observations on Film Art (January 2, 2017)

Slack Bay (France/Germany/Belgium: Bruno Dumont, 2016: 122 mins)

Adams, Tim. "Juliette Binoche: 'Life is to Love." the Guardian (June 11, 2017) ["Directors have tried to control her, critics have swooned over her, four men have tried to marry her. Yet Juliette Binoche has refused to be boxed in. Tim Adams sits down to steak with France’s leading lady."]

Solitary (USA: Kristi Jacobsen, 2016)

Nord, Liz. "HBO's Solitary: How Kristi Jacobson Got Access to America's Off-Limits Prisons." No Film School (February 6, 2017)

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America's Public Universities (USA: Steve Mims, 2016: 95 mins)

Palermo, Joseph. "Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities, Written and Directed by Steve Mims." Huffington Post (March 25, 2016)

Sully (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2016: 96 mins)

Art of the Title. "Know Your 2017 Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees." The Film Stage (January 30, 2017) ["The major below-the-line categories are Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing/Mixing, Visual Effects, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling . On the best productions (including those that the Academy labels Best Picture), the work of these crucial visual elements often blend together so seamlessly that it's hard to pick their creators' work.Thankfully, Art of The Film has created a series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that isolate the work of these artists so we can fully recognize their importance and beauty within each respective production."]

They Call Us Monsters (USA: Benjamin Lear, 2016: )

Lear, Benjamin. "They Call Us Monsters." Film School (June 3, 2016)

Things to Come (France/Germany: Mia Hansen-Love, 2016: 102 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. "DheepanThings to Come." In Session Film (December 10, 2016)

Hausdorf, Nicolas. "A Requiem for the European Bourgeoisie." Hong Kong Review of Books (March 27, 2017)  ["Nicolas Hausdorf reads Mia Hansen-Løve’s new movie Things to Come as an allegory for a disintegrating Europe and a happy eulogy for the death of the bourgeoisie. With three pieces of art from Tarron Ruiz-Avila."]

Tickled (New Zealand: David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, 2016: 92 mins)

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


Trapped (USA: Dawn Porter, 2016)

Ayers, June, Willie Parker and Dawn Porter. "Trapped: New Film Follows the Providers Who Are Fighting to Keep Abortion Accessible in the South." Democracy Now (January 25, 2016)

Trespass Against Us (UK: Adam Smith, 2016: 99 mins)

Smith, Adam. "Trespass Against Us." Film School (January 13, 2017) ["TRESPASS GAINST US is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad’s dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations. He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake. With the law cracking down and his father tightening his grip, Chad is forced into increasingly desperate measures. Featuring incredible performances – and an astonishing score by The Chemical Brothers – TRESPASS AGAINST US is at once an exhilarating crime thriller and a profoundly moving story about love and family. TRESPASS AGAINST US director ADAM SMITH (Director) is an award-winning film, television drama, documentary and music-video director. Smith is best known for his long-term collaboration with the Chemical Brothers, and the critically acclaimed concert film Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think he directed. Director Adam Smith joins us to talk about his feature film debut and the riveting performances turned in by his three lead performers."]

Two Trains Runnin' (USA: Samuel D. Pollard, 2016: 80 mins)

Pollard, Sam, et al. "The Handsome Family / Sam Pollard." WTF (December 1, 2016) ["Gothic folk duo The Handsome Family meet up with Marc while he's in Albuquerque to talk about American roots music, carnival sideshows, meeting your heroes, and dealing with bipolarity. But first, documentary filmmaker Sam Pollard joins Marc in the garage to talk about his new film Two Trains Runnin', a look at the summer of 1964, as history converged in unexpected ways."]

Under the Shadow (UK: Babak Anvari, 2016: 84 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Vince Leo. "The Eyes of My MotherUnder the Shadow." InSession Film (January 13, 2017)

Unlocking the Cage (USA: Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, 2016: 91 mins)

Hegedus, Chris and D.A. Pennebaker. "Unlocking the Cage." Film School (July 12, 2016) ["The latest documentary from the renowned filmmaking team of Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker (The War Room), Unlocking the Cage follows trailblazing animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. ... Given that the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people, why not chimps? Attorney Steven Wise and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project, are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Wise maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights that would protect them from abuse. The filmmakers capture Wise’s progress: from the halls of academia to animal sanctuaries and zoos, and finally into the courtrooms where he makes a compelling case on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Wise’s impassioned arguments. It is a provocative and intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals."]

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (USA: Andrew Wakefield, 2016: 91 mins)

Pilkington, Ed. "How the scientific community united against Tribeca's anti-vaccination film." The Guardian (March 29, 2016)

The Void (Canada: Jeremy Gillepsie and Steven Kosanski, 2016: 90 mins)

Bradley, S.A. "Shut Up and Watch the Movie (Part One)." Hellbent for Horror #42 (May 29, 2017)

Warcraft (USA/China/Canada: Duncan Jones, 2016: 123 mins)

Castillo, Zane and James Hancock. "Warcraft Review & the History of the World of Warcraft Franchise." Wrong Reel #144 (June 11, 2016)

Westworld (HBO: Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, 2016 - )

Landsberg, Alison. "What's So Bad About Being a Replicant?" On the Media (October 6, 2017)

Wilson, Samuel. "Too Much TV?: Westworld (2016 - ?)." Mondo 70 (November 8, 2016)

Zootopia (USA: Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Rich Moore, 2016: 108 mins)

Howard, Brian and Rich Moore. "Zootopia." The Treatment (December 28, 2016) ["Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore have taken a socially relevant approach with the newest Walt Disney Studios animated feature Zootopia. In the film, rabbit Judy Hopps tries to break out of her animal stereotype when she realizes it's not so easy to escape nature. Today, Howard and Moore discuss researching societal biases and racial stigmas to create the metropolitan city of Zootopia, as well as reflecting on the technological limitations in animation in recent years versus the impressive capabilities of today."]


2017: 


A Ghost Story (USA: David Lowery, 2017: 92 mins)


Duran, J.D. "A Ghost Story and the Importance of Seeking Closure." Audiences Everywhere (August 10, 2017)

Lowery, David. "10 Movies that Influenced A Ghost Story." IMDB (August 2017)

Atomic Blonde (Germany/Sweden/USA: David Leitch, 2017: 115 mins)

Hart, David and Miranda Sajdak. "Atomic Blonde." Pop Culture Case Study #256 (July 31, 2017)

Axolotl Overkill (Germany: Helene Hegemann, 2017: 94 mins)

Goodsell, Luke. "Axolotl Overkill." 4:3 (June 13, 2017)

Band Aid (USA: Zoe Lister-Jones, 2017: 91 mins)

Kaddish, Maddy. "Vocal Expression: Zoe Lister-Jones on Making Her Spirited Feature Debut, Band Aid, With an All-Female Crew." MovieMaker (June 2, 2017)

Baywatch (USA: Seth Gordon, 2017: 116 mins)

Koski, Genvieve, et al. "Baywatch / Brady Bunch (Pt. 1)." The Next Picture Show (May 30, 2017)

---. "Baywatch / Brady Bunch (Pt. 2)." The Next Picture Show (June 1, 2017)

Beach Rats (USA: Eliza Hittman, 2017: 95 mins)

Fragoso, Sam. "How to Get More Women Working in Hollywood: Sundance prizewinner and BEACH RATS director Eliza Hittman has a five-point plan." Keyframe (March 12, 2017)

Hittman, Eliza. "Beach Rats." Filmmaker Toolkit #19 (January 27, 2017)

Berlin Syndrome (Australia: Cate Shortland, 2017: 116 mins)

"Berlin Syndrome." AB Film Review (May 17, 2017) ["Cate Shortland ... returns to the cinema with this great thriller, Berlin Syndrome, which stars Teresa Palmer in a career best performance as a tourist in Berlin who finds herself in a difficult situation."]

Blame (USA: Quinn Shephard, 2017: 100 mins)

Johnson, Allie. "Blame: 22-Year-Old Filmmaker Quinn Shephard Becomes One To Watch With Her Startling Debut [Tribeca]." The Playlist (April 26, 2017)

Bloodlands (Australia/Albania: Steven Kastrissios, 2017: 82 mins)

Hancock, James and Steven Kastrissios. "Supernatural Blood Feuds in Bloodlands." Wrong Reel #256 (April 19, 2017)

Cries From Syria (USA/Czech Republic:  Evgeny Afineevsky, 2017: 111 mins)

Afineevsky, Evgeny. "Cries From Syria." Film School (March 4, 2017) ["CRIES FROM SYRIA will take the audience on a unique, five-year journey, from Syria to Turkey, through Jordan, Lebanon and into Europe.They will see the situation from the inside out, through the eyes of those trapped in-between – many of them children – and experience their suffering, bravery, struggle, survival and hope. In March 2011, the Syrian people, inspired by events in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, rose up against the authoritarian rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Public protests sparked by the arrest and torture of children who had been detained after writing anti-regime graffiti led to violent crackdowns. As what would become a long civil war intensified, the Islamic State and other groups began seizing Syrian territory and imposing brutally oppressive conditions of their own. Stranded between the opposing forces in the conflict, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been killed, seven million have been internally displaced and more than five million have desperately tried to survive by fleeing the country. Two-thirds of those who have fled to date are women and children. CRIES FROM SYRIA is a searing, comprehensive account of the Syrian war from the inside out. The film draws on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protestors, revolution leaders, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens and high-ranking army generals who have defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help from a world that little understands their reality or agrees on what to do about it. Oscar®-nominated Director Evgeny Afineevsky (Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) joins us to talk about his unflinching look inside our own heart of darkness."]

The Deuce (HBO: George Pelecanos and David Simon, 2017 - )

Travers, Ben. "The Deuce: HBO’s Outstanding Porn Drama Is David Simon’s Most Absorbing Series Since The Wire." IndieWire (September 4, 2017) ["An instantly immersive experience, "The Deuce" delves into 1971 New York City with an eye for the overlooked denizens who built an American empire."]

Dina (USA: Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, 2017: 103 mins)

Santini, Antonio, et al. "Dina." Film School Radio (October 13, 2017)  ["DINA, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.Getting married in a few weeks and there’s still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents’ house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he’s ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter.She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous for their beloved DINA, after the death of her first husband and the string of troubled relationships that followed. Throughout it all, in the face of obstacles large and small, DINA, remains indomitable. She’s overcome tragedy and found the man she wants and is bent on building the life for herself that she believes she deserves. DINA captures the cadences and candid conversations of a relationship that reexamines the notion of love on-screen. DINA is unstoppable, a force of nature, and as the star of her own life story, she’s an unconventional movie protagonist the likes of which hasn’t been seen before.

Dolores (USA: Peter Bratt, 2017: 95 mins)

Bratt, Peter. "Dolores." Film School Radio (September 8, 2017) ["Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. DOLORES is directed by Peter Bratt (LA MISSION) and Executive Produced by humanitarian and Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Santana."]

Dunkirk (UK/Netherlands/France/USA: Christopher Nolan, 2017: 106 mins)

Holm, Elizabeth, et al. "Dunkirk, Landline." The Close-Up (July 20, 2017)

The Evil Within (USA: Andrew Getty, 2017: 98 mins)

Bramesco, Charles. "A Millionaire, His Meth Addiction and the Horror Movie 15 Years in the Making." The Guardian (March 15, 2017)

Ex Libris (USA: Frederick Wiseman, 2017: 197 mins)

Rainer, Peter. "In Ex Libris, The story of libraries is really about infinitely complex people." The Christian Science Monitor (October 13, 2017)

Faces Places (France: JR and Agnes Varda, 2017: 89 mins)

Anthony, Theo, JR and Agnes Varda. "Boundaries of Reality: New Non-Fiction." The Cinephiliacs 

The Fate of the Furious (USA: F. Gary Gary, 2017: 136 mins)

Appen, Jon Von, Kimber Myers and Ryan Oliver. "The Fate of the Furious." The Playlist (April 17, 2017)

Flames (USA/Germany/Maldives/Mexico/Sri Lanka: Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell, 2017: 84 mins)

Hudson, David. "Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell's Flames." Keyframe (May 2, 2017)

The Florida Project (USA: Sean Baker, 2017: 115 mins)

Herron, Christopher. "The Underground Economy: Sean Baker Interview (The Florida Project)." The 7th Art (October 13, 2017)

Ghost in the Shell (USA/India/China/Japan/Hong Kong/UK/New Zealand/Canada/Australia: Rupert Sanders, 2017: 107 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "The Matrix / Ghost in the Shell (2017), Pt 1." The Next Picture Show #72 (April 18, 2017) ["The poorly received new live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL draws inspiration from a lot of different sources — including one that was itself inspired by the original GHOST IN THE SHELL anime: The Wachowskis’ 1999 future-thriller THE MATRIX, which turns on a similar form of science-fiction dysmorphia. In this half of the discussion, we focus in on tiny miracle that is THE MATRIX, a studio-backed, creator-driven sci-fi film that drew from a deep well of cinematic, literary, and philosophical reference points — and would go on to influence countless other films in turn, including, naturally, the new GHOST IN THE SHELL"]

---. "The Matrix / Ghost in the Shell (2017), Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #73 (April 20, 2017) ["In this half of our discussion of the “weird conceptual sandwich” that is THE MATRIX and GHOST IN THE SHELL, we puzzle over why the latter hyper-stylish, cerebral film fails where the former succeeds. The two films ultimately have different aims, but their approaches are surprisingly similar — though it’s how they differ that’s most telling."]



Gook (USA: Justin Chon, 2017: 94 mins)

Chon, Justin. "Gook." Film School Radio (August 18, 2017) ["In Justin Chon’s feature film GOOK is a dramedy about Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, who own a struggling shoe store and their unique and unlikely friendship with Kamilla, an 11-year old African American girl. The film opens with Eli scoring a stash of fresh sneakers as his golden ticket to get out of debt and fix his biggest problem: keeping his dad’s shoe store open. Against her brother Keith’s warnings, Kamilla ditches school again to help out at the shoe store, her mother’s former workplace.Everything is going as planned until Kamilla accidentally reveals a gifted pair of expensive sneakers to Keith. Keith realizes Kamilla has been going to the shoe store. Out of anger towards Eli and Daniel he uses this opportunity as revenge and plans to steal all the shoes. Eli must make the ultimate decision for the future of the store and the people he loves. With the chaos of the LA Riots moving towards them, the trio are forced to defend their store against Keith while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family. Director, Writer and Executive Producer Justin Chon joins us for a conversation on his powerful, soul searching film about race, friendship, and family."]

Guardians of the Galaxy, 2 (USA: James Gunn, 2017: 136 mins) 

Anders, Charlie Jane. "The Most Popular Movie in America Right Now is All About Toxic Fatherhood." Tor (May 8, 2017)

Human Flow (Germany: Ai Weiwei, 2017: 140 mins)

Weiwei, Ai. "Human Flow: World-Renowned Artist & Activist Ai Weiwei on His Epic New Documentary on Refugees." Democracy Now (October 9, 2017) ["The United Nations says there are now more refugees worldwide than at any time since World War II. The journey and struggle of these 65 million refugees is the subject of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei’s epic new documentary. It’s called “Human Flow.” For the documentary, Ai Weiwei traveled to 23 countries and dozens of refugee camps."]

---. "World-Renowned Artist Ai Weiwei on His Childhood in a Labor Camp, Art, Activism, Prison & Freedom." Democracy Now (October 9, 2017) ["Ai Weiwei has been called the most powerful artist in the world—and the most dangerous man in China. Born in 1957 in Beijing, he spent his childhood and youth in a hard labor camp in the Gobi Desert in remote northwest China. As a student at Beijing Film Academy, he first became involved in art and activism. He spent his twenties in New York City and then returned to China. In 2008, after a massive earthquake in Sichuan, China, Ai Weiwei launched a citizen investigation to collect the names of the more than 5,000 schoolchildren who died, partially as a result of the highly shoddy government construction of the schools. While his citizen investigation catapulted him to international fame, it also enraged Chinese government officials. In 2009, his popular blog was shut down. A few months later, police broke into his hotel room and attacked him, punching him in the face and causing cerebral hemorrhaging. In 2010, Ai Weiwei was placed under house arrest, after the Chinese government demolished his studio. Then, in 2011, he was arrested at the Beijing airport and held for 81 days, without any charges. Chinese authorities seized his passport and refused to return it until 2015. For more on the remarkable life of this world-renowned dissident and artist, we speak with Ai Weiwei."]

I Don't Feel at Home In This World Anymore (USA: Macon Blair, 2017: 93 mins)

Appen, Joe Von and Erik McClanahan. "Get Out / I Don't Feel at Home In This World Anymore." Adjust Your Tracking #141 (March 9, 2017)

Kong: Skull Island (USA/China/Australia/Canada: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2017: 118 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Kong: Skull Island / King Kong (1933), Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show #68 (March 21, 2017) ["Does every generation get the Kong it deserves? That’s the question on our minds with the release of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ new take on the great ape, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, which inspired us to go all the way back to the source: 1933’s medium-defining KING KONG. In this half of the discussion, we attempt to separate the movie from the cinema myth, grapple with some less savory aspects of the film’s legacy, and give Keith a few more opportunities to rail against the term “dated.”"]

---. "Kong: Skull Island / King Kong (1933), Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #69 (March 23, 2017) ["We return to Skull Island to puzzle over the stylish curiosity that is Jordan Vogt-Roberts’s new take on the classic film monster, KONG: SKULL ISLAND. Why is this movie aping APOCALYPSE NOW? Have we reached our limit of giant CGI creatures pummeling each other? And, most pertinent of all, how does this bigger, bolder vision of Kong reflect and react to the legacy of its legendary cinematic ancestor, 1933's KING KONG?"]

Landline (USA: Gillian Robespierre, 2017: 93 mins)

Holm, Elizabeth, et al. "DunkirkLandline." The Close-Up (July 20, 2017) 

The Lego Batman Movie (Denmark/USA: Chris McKay, 2017: 104 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, Keith Phipps and Scott Tobias. "Batman (1989) / The Lego Batman Movie (Pt. 1)." The Next Picture Show #64 (February 21, 2017) ["This week’s show tells a tale of two Batmen — plus a whole bunch of other Batmen in between. The success of the new family-friendly LEGO BATMAN MOVIE inspired us to go back to a very different earlier iteration of The Caped Crusader: Tim Burton’s 1989 series-starter BATMAN, which took the comic-book hero into darker realms than he’d previously occupied onscreen. In this half, we talk about how Burton and Michael Keaton’s vision for the character functions in the larger context of Batman adaptations over the years, as well as Burton’s subsequent career. "]

---. "Batman (1989) / The Lego Batman Movie (Pt. 2)." The Next Picture Show #65 (February 23, 2017) ["Tim Burton’s BATMAN kick-started the cinematic and pop-culture proliferation of the now-ubiquitous Batman, who today can not only sustain multiple movies at once, but also provides ample fodder for the reference-happy new THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. In this half of our discussion of all things Batmen, we talk about all the ways LEGO BATMAN draws on — and benefits from — the character’s long history, and consider how the larger Bat Universe has evolved on film since Burton’s day."]

Life (USA: Daniel Espinosa, 2017: 104 mins)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Alien (1979) / Life (2017), Part 1." The Next Picture Show #70 (April 4, 2017) ["The new LIFE has come in for some pointed comparisons to Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, which seems like as good an excuse as any to revisit the unimpeachable 1979 space thriller. In this half of the conversation, we marvel at how a film so narratively economical can be so deliberately paced, and still manage to induce scares after multiple viewings."]

---. "Alien (1979) / Life (2017), Part 2." The Next Picture Show #71 (April 6, 2017) ["It’s perhaps unfair to compare the uninspiring new LIFE with the genre-defining ALIEN, but we do it anyway in this half of our discussion of how the Ridley Scott classic (and GRAVITY) informed Daniel Espinosa’s halfhearted homage. After wrestling with our apathy toward the newer movie, we compare the two films’ extraterrestrial baddies, their effects, and their use of space, both outer and inner. "]

Mademoiselle Paradis (Austria/Germany: Barbara Albert, 2017: 97 mins)

Economou, Vassilis. "Mademoiselle Paradis: Never Trust What You See." Cineuropa (September 11, 2017)

M.F.A. (USA: Natalia Leite, 2017: 95 mins)

Buder, Emily. "M.F.A.: The David Fincher-Style Rape-Revenge Thriller That Rocked SXSW." No Film School (April 10, 2017)

Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Trials of the Free Press (USA: Brian Knappenberger, 2017)

Knappenberger, Brian. "Sundance 2017: Nobody Speak." Radio West (January 24, 2017) ["Director Brian Knappenberger’s documentary film Nobody Speak explores the court battle between online tabloid Gawker and pro wrestler Hulk Hogan as case study, among others, of how big money can use litigation to check the freedom of the press. It also asks what a thin-skinned billionaire in the executive branch could do to media outlets that anger him."]

Nobody's Watching (Argentina/USA/Spain/Brazil/Colombia: Julia Solomonoff, 2017: 102 mins)

Solomonoff, Julia. "Five Questions for Nobody's Watching Director." Filmmaker (May 24, 2017)

Okja (South Korea/USA: Bong Joon-Ho, 2017: 120 mins)

Taubin, Amy. "Free Range." Film Comment (July/August 2017) ["With Okja, Bong Joon Ho creates his most dramatically protean adventure yet—a work of interspecies friendship, galloping satire, and monstrous truths."]

The Ottoman Lieutenant (Turkey/USA: Joseph Ruben, 2017: 106 mins)

Winship, Michael. "The internet won’t let Armenia go away: Controversy over two recent motion pictures sheds light on the Armenian genocide." Salon (May 25, 2017)

The Party  (UK: Sally Potter, 2017: 71 mins)

Nash, Megan. "The Party." 4:3 (June 13, 2017)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (USA: Angela Robinson, 2017: 108 mins)

Dargis, Manohla. "Professor Marston: With Kinks! Pleasures! Female Power!" The New York Times (October 12, 2017)

Mobarak, Jared. "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: TIFF 2017 Review." The Film Stage (September 10, 2017)

The Putin Interviews (Showtime: Oliver Stone, 2017: 4 episodes)

Celluloid Liberation Front. "Privatizing the Putin Presidency." The Los Angeles Review of Books (July 13, 2017)

Signature Move (USA: Jennifer Reeder, 2017: 80 mins)

Boone, Christopher. "Signature Move: Pakistani Muslims, Lesbians, and Luchadora Wrestlers Have More in Common Than You Think." No Film School (April 6, 2017)

Song to Song (USA: Terrence Malick, 2017: 129 mins)

Enelow, Shonni, Violet Lucca and Nick Pinkerton. "Terrence Malick." Film Comment Podcast (April 11, 2017) ["“You don’t want something to look too staged in movies or they look overly presented. You don’t know what comes out . . . You don’t know what you have at the end of the day.” That was Terrence Malick during a rare public appearance at SXSW last month, on the occasion of the premiere of the Austin, Texas–set Song to Song. Although the film nominally follows characters through the city’s music scene and features the likes of Patti Smith (for a few minutes) and John Lydon (for 10 seconds), it doesn’t seek to document a milieu so much as evoke the breadth of human experience in all its tactility and transience. Needless to say, there’s a lot to discuss, so this episode of The Film Comment Podcast thoughtfully considers Song to Song and Malick’s artistic output. FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca mulls it over with contributors Shonni Enelow, English professor at Fordham and author of Method Acting and Its Discontents, and Nick Pinkerton, member of the New York Film Critics Circle, in a conversation covering Malick’s experimentation with free-associative forms, the 19th-century influence on his worldview, his depictions of gender, and how the critical discourse surrounding his work often reflects subtly different philosophies of art and criticism."]

Son of Sofia (Bulgaria/France/Greece: Elina Pskou, 2017: 105 mins)

Pskou, Elina. "Son of Sofia." Following Films (April 20, 2017)  ["After her celebrated debut, “The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas”, Elina Psykou returns with “SON OF SOFIA”, a dark, yet tender coming-of-age fairytale that strikes a masterful balance between realism and dreams, much like its young lead. The story revolves around 11-year-old Misha, who flies from Russia to Athens in the summer of 2004, to join his mother, Sofia, after having spent a long time apart. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales."]

Spielberg (USA: Susan Lacy, 2017)

Haskell, Molly, Michael Koresky and Violet Lucca. "Steven Spielberg." Film Comment Podcast (October 3, 2017) ["Looking ahead to the New York Film Festival premiere of Susan Lacy’s documentary Spielberg, this week’s Film Comment podcast considers the household-name auteur: the architect of the modern blockbuster, and a surviving (and thriving) master of the Classical Hollywood vernacular. Molly Haskell is on hand to impart wisdom from her most recent book Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films, which came out in the spring, as well as firsthand recollections of writing about Spielberg in the age of second-wave feminism. She joins Film Society of Lincoln Center Editorial Director Michael Koresky, who edited the Reverse Shot book Steven Spielberg: Nostalgia and the Light, published with Museum of the Moving Image this summer, and FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca for a discussion spanning Spielberg’s big marquee titles and his less appreciated works."]

Take My Nose ... Please (USA/Mexico: Joan Kron, 2017: 92 mins)

Kron, Joan. "Take My Nose Please ... A Joan Iron Film." Film School (April 21, 2017) ["TAKE MY NOSE PLEASE is a seriously funny and wickedly subversive look at the role comedy has played in exposing the pressures on women to be attractive and society’s desire/shame relationship with plastic surgery."]

Tonsler Park (USA: Kevin Jerome Everson, 2017: 80 mins)

Balsom, Erika. "The Reality Based Community." e-flux #83 (2017)

Trophy (USA: Christina Clusiao and Saul Schwarz, 2017)

Clusiao, Christina and Saul Schwarz. "Sundance 2017: Trophy." Radio West (January 20, 2017) ["Filmmakers Shaul Shwarz and Christina Clusiau followed hunters, breeders, and conservationists to ask what we do to save the great species of the world from extinction. The high cost of trophy hunting trips to Africa often fund conservation efforts and communities, but critics say there’s a danger in treating animals like commodities. Schwarz and Clusiau join Doug to talk about that relationship between hunting and conservation."]

War for the Planet of the Apes (USA/Canada/New Zealand: Matt Reeves, 2017: 130 mins)

Hassler-Forest, Dan. "The Politics of the Planet of the Apes." The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 26, 2017)

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