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)

Attenberg (Greece: Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010: 95 mins)

Reardon, Kiva. "Housekeeping and Other Feudalisms: An Interview with Athina Rachel Tsangari."  cléo 1.2 (July 25, 2013)

Tsangari, Athina Rachel. "Chevalier." The Close-Up (May 25, 2016)

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

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

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."]

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)

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)

Lee, Kevin B. "Laura Poitras, Lives on the Line (Video)." Keyframe (August 14, 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." Keyframe (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)

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)

Gemmill, Allie. "Sofia Coppola and Female Coming of Age: These young women share an experience of inner life, and of parsing the culture that seeks to define them." Keyframe (May 24, 2016)



Loneliness of Sofia Coppola from movement_of_time on Vimeo.



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)

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)

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)

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)





Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011: 150 mins)

Dollar, Steve. "Film of the Week: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia." GreenCine Daily (January 4, 2012)

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

Pariah (USA: Dee Rees, 2011: 86 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)]

Polisse (France: Maiwenn, 2011: 127 mins)

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

Portlandia (USA TV Series: 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)

Shame (United Kingdom: Steve McQueen, 2011: 101 mins)

Fisher, Mark. "Non-film: Steve McQueen’s Shame." Film Quarterly (January 2012)

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

McQueen, Steve. "The Power of Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Killing Them Softly (USA: Andrew Dominik, 2012: 97 mins)

Morton, Drew. "The American Dream in Film: As the man said, ‘America’s not a country. It’s just a business.’" Keyframe (May 30, 2016)

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

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)

Leviathan (France/UK/USA: Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, 2012: 87 mins)

Jenkins, David. "Leviathan Review." Little White Lies (November 27, 2013)

Pinkerton, Nick. "Leviathan: Sea lives meet amphibious cameras meet a hulking, devastating war machine: welcome to a documentary like nothing you’ve seen (or felt)." Sight and Sound (December 6, 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)

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." Keyframe (September 30, 2013)

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)

The Untold History of the United States (USA: Oliver Stone, 2012)

Kuznick, Peter and Oliver Stone. "The Untold History of the United States." After Words (December 29, 2012)

---. "The Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars." Democracy Now (November 16, 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)


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:


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)]

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)

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






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

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)

Butter on the Latch (USA: Josephine Decker, 2013: 72 mins)

Brody, Richard. "A Star Is Born: Josephine Decker." The New Yorker (November 14, 2014)

"Josephine Decker." Filmwax Radio #255 (November 14, 2014)

Lee, Kevin B. "Josephine Decker’s Flashes of Brilliance." Keyframe (November 20, 2014) ["Reading the memorable moments in Josephine Decker’s promising new films."]

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

The Grandmaster (Hong Kong/China: Wong Kar Wai, 2013: 108 mins)

Bordwell, David. "The Grandmaster: Moving Forward, Turning Back." Observations on Film Art (September 23, 2013)

Lee, Kevin B. "Every Fight in Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, Ranked: A video primer ... ." Keyframe (August 21, 2013)

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)

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

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





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)

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)

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)

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 (USA: Netflix, 2013 - )

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

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

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)

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)

The Selfish Giant (UK: Clio Bernard, 2013: 91 mins)

Hudson, David. Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant: “Where The Arbor retained a certain televisual quality to its construction, ‘The Selfish Giant’ is boldly, broodingly cinematic.” Keyframe (May 17, 2013)

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)

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)

Tatarska, Anna. "Wonder, Worry and Watermark." Keyframe (April 8, 2014) ["Burtynski and Baichwal, whose MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES stunned viewers, return with more expansive and alarming views of environmental crisis in WATERMARK."]

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."]

A Juice Box Afternoon (USA: Lily Baldwin, 2014: 8 mins)

Kiefer, Jonathan. "Pictures in Motion: Lilly Baldwin." Keyframe (November 30, 2014)

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)

Appropriate Behavior (UK: Desiree Akhavan, 2014: 86 mins)

Rule, Ashley. "Appropriate Behavior." Letterboxd (April 13, 2005)

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)

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)

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)

Grady, Pam. "French Touch: Mia Hansen-Løve and Eden." Keyframe (June 17, 2015)


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 ..."]

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)

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)

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)

The Last Season (USA: Sara Dosa, 2014: 78 mins)

Dosa, Sara. "First Thoughts on The Last Season." Keyframe (November 3, 2015) [‘I have found that the process of non-fiction filmmaking is not unlike mushroom hunting.’]

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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




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)

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)

Vulva 3.0 (Germany/Canada: Claudia Richarz and Ulrike Zimmermann, 2014: 79 mins)

Tatarska, Anna. "The Making of Vilva 3.0." Keyframe (July 14, 2015) ["Ulrike Zimmerman: ‘People are afraid of female sexuality. Everyone. Even the women themselves.’"]

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)

While We're Young (USA: Noah Baumbach, 2014: 97 mins)

Rosso, Jason Di. "While We're Young." Final Cut (April 17, 2015)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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: Rickalverson, 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) 

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)

The Forbidden Room (Canada: Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin, 2015: 130 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "Just Whoa Stories - Guy Maddin, Canadian Amnesiac: The Forbidden Room (2015)." Acidemic (March 10, 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."]

Green Room (USA: Jeremy Saulnier, 2015: 95 mins)

Cassidy, Brendan, J.D. Duran and Matthew Stewart. "Green Room, Top 3 Movies About Violence." InSession Film (May 2, 2016)

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."]

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."]

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)





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)

Kizirian, Shari. "Battleground States and Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film: Freeing the sisterhood in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated MUSTANG." Keyframe (February 22, 2016)  
"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."]

Rosehill (USA/Germany: Brigitta Wagner, 2015: 78 mins)

Hudson, David. "Brigitta Wagner and Rosehill." Keyframe (August 25, 2015)

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)

Straight Outta Compton (USA: F. Gary Gray, 2015: 147 mins)

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




Suffragette (UK: Sarah Gavron, 2015: 106 mins)

Dannin, Ellen. "Suffragettes No More - The Long Struggle for Women's Equality." Truth-Out (March 30, 2014)

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)

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)

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)

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:


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (USA: Michael Bay, 2016: 144 mins)

Maas, Peter. "Michael Bay's Benghazi Blockbuster Flop." On the Media (January 22, 2016)

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."]

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."]

The Birth of a Nation (USA: Nate Parker, 2016: 110 mins)

Hudson, David. "Sundance 2016 | Nate Parker’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION." Keyframe (January 26, 2016)

Young, Alden, "Braveheart for Black People: A Review of Birth of a Nation." AAIHS (October 25, 2016)

The Boy (Canada/USA: William Brent Bell, 2016: 97 mins)

Williams, Whitney. "Mastery of Dolls." Dialogic Cinephilia (October 3, 2016)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Romney, Jonathan. "Film of the Week: Doctor Strange."  Film Comment (November 3, 2016)

Don't Breathe (USA: Fede Alvarez, 2016: 88 mins)

Phillips, Jordan. "The Horrors of Sensory (Dis)Ability – Disabled Power in Hush and Don’t Breathe." The Big Picture (October 7, 2016)

Elle (France/Germany/Belgium: Paul Verhoeven, 2016: 130 mins)

Hudson, David. "Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (Cannes 2016): 'The glee with which Verhoeven and Huppert openly defy any concession to cultural correctness is breathtaking.'" Keyframe (May 21, 2016)

Verhoeven, Paul. "Elle." The Close-Up #109 (November 9, 2016)

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)

Free State of Jones (USA: Gary Ross, 2016: 139 mins)

Sharrett, Christopher. "Free State of Jones: Fumigating the Magnolia." Film International (June 28, 2016)

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)






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)

Harris, Brandon. "Adam Curtis' Essential Counterhistories." The New Yorker (November 3, 2016)

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 Jungle Book (USA: Jon Favreau, 2016: 105 mins)

Favreau, Jon. "The Jungle Book." The Close-Up (April 20, 2016)

Manchester By the Sea (USA: Kenneth Lonergan, 2016: 137 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 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)

Neruda (Argentina/Chile/Spain/France: Pablo Larrain, 2016: 107 mins)

Hudson, David. "Cannes 2016: Pablo Larrain's Neruda." Keyframe (May 13, 2016)

Nocturnal Animals (USA: Tom Ford, 2016: 117 mins)

Hudson, David. "Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals: An 'outrageously gripping and absorbing meta mystery-thriller.'" Keyframe (September 2, 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."]

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)

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."]

The Path (Hulu: Jessica Goldberg, 2016 - )

Goldberg, Jessica. "The Path." The Treatment (May 25, 2016)

Personal Shopper (France: Olivier Assayas, 2016: 105 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."]

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)

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)

Raw (France/Belgium: Julia Ducornau, 2016: 99 mins)

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

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."]

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)

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 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)

Snowden (France/Germany/USA: Oliver Stone, 2016: 134 mins)

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

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

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)

Stranger Things (Netflix: Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, 2016 - )

Henighan, Craig and Brad North. "How the Outstanding Sound for Stranger Things is Made." A Sound Effect (August 17, 2016)

Thevenon, Ulysse. "References to 70s/80s Movies in Stranger Things." (Posted on Vimeo: July 23, 2016)

Suicide Squad (USA: David Ayer, 2016: 123 mins)

Bastién, Angelica Jade. "Who Is Harley Quinn? Inside The World Of Suicide Squad’s Troubling Star." Nylon (August 5, 2016)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen, Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show #39 (August 9, 2016) ["David Ayer has characterized his new entry in the DC Expanded Universe, SUICIDE SQUAD, as a modern take on Robert Aldrich's THE DIRTY DOZEN, a 1967 war/heist film that set the standard for movies about a band of criminals teaming up to take on a greater evil. In this half of the conversation, we put THE DIRTY DOZEN's violence and attitude toward war in historical context, and tangle with the film's difficult morality."]

---. "Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #40 (August 11, 2016) ["Our comparison of bad-guys-doing-good films continues with THE DIRTY DOZEN’s ultra-modern, ultra-messy progeny, the new DC Extended Universe entry SUICIDE SQUAD. We try to make sense of the many issues plaguing the newer film, and decipher how the two films each come down on the ideas of villainy and leadership."]

Stuart, Alasdair. "That Loud, Messy Sound is the DC Cinematic Universe Finding Its Voice." Tor (August 15, 2016)

Swiss Army Man (USA: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, 2016: 97 mins)

Kwan, Dan and Daniel Scheinert. "The Daniels Talk Swiss Army Man." The Close-Up #89 (June 22, 2016)

Wyman, Anni Julia. "Send in the Farts: On Swiss Army Man." The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 24, 2016)

They Call Us Monsters (USA: Benjamin Lear, 2016: )

Lear, Benjamin. "They Call Us Monsters." Film School (June 3, 2016)

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)

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)

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 - )

Wilson, Samuel. "Too Much TV?: Westworld (2016 - ?)." Mondo 70 (November 8, 2016)




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