Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Resources for December 31, 2014

Kingsley, Patrick. "Worse than the dictators: Egypt’s leaders bring pillars of freedom crashing down." The Guardian (December 26, 2014)

Zimet, Abby. "NYPD Throw Entirely Inappropriate Tantrum At Funeral After Mayor Suggests They Can't Kill Black Kids With Impunity." The Guardian (December 27, 2014)

Benjamin, Medea. "10 Good Things About the Year 2014." Common Dreams (December 30, 2014)

Bevilacqua, Christina, Paul Lewis and Matthew Pearl. "American Horror Stories." Open Source (October 27, 2014)

Benedict, Steven. "Analysis of Inception." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Beckert, Sven and Craig Steven Wilder. "Capitalism and Chains." Radio Open Source (November 20, 2014) ["A new wave of historians say that the “peculiar institution” of slavery explains more about the present than we’d care to admit: not just how the West got wealthy, but the way that global capitalism evolved in the first place."]

Green-Barber, Lindsay. "3 investigations, 3 new laws: See how The Center for Investigative Reporting’s stories gain macro impact." The Center for Investigative Reporting (October 2, 2014)

"Woman in the Dunes' Golden Anniversary." Current (February 13, 2014)

Lee, Kevin B. "Ask Siri: Why Her Deserves Oscar’s Best Picture." Keyframe (February 19, 2014)

Berger, John. Ways of Seeing NY: Penguin, 1990.

Lee, Kevin B. "What Makes a Video Essay Great?" Press Play (December 29, 2014)

"Listener Questions, What's Ralph Reading." The Ralph Nader Hour (December 28, 2014)


Monday, December 29, 2014

Resources for December 30, 2014

Caccone, Gisella, et al. "Galapagos." Radiolab 12.9 (July 17, 2014) ["Today, the strange story of a small group of islands that raise a big question: is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from happening? ... the Galapagos archipelago, the place that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. 179 years later, the Galapagos are undergoing rapid changes that continue to pose -- and possibly answer -- critical questions about the fragility and resilience of life on Earth."]

2 or 3 Things I know About Her (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)








Duff, Joe, Clarice Gibbs and Jon Mooallem. "For the Birds." Radiolab (July 24, 2014) ["When the conservationists showed up at Clarice Gibbs’ door and asked her to take down her bird feeders down for the sake of an endangered bird, she said no. Everybody just figured she was a crazy bird lady. But writer Jon Mooallem went to see her and discovered there was much more to this story. Mrs. Gibbs tells us her surprising side of the tale, and together with Joe Duff, we struggle with the realization that keeping things wild in today's world will be harder than we ever would've thought."]

Lee, Kevin B. "Turning Point: The Year in Video Essays." Keyframe (December 31, 2013)

LeGuin, Ursula K. "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom." TruthOut (December 29, 2014)

From Ursula K. LeGuin's acceptance speech:
I think hard times are coming, when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies, to other ways of being. And even imagine some real grounds for hope. We will need writers who can remember freedom: poets, visionaries—the realists of a larger reality. Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable; so did the divine right of kings. … Power can be resisted and changed by human beings; resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words. I’ve had a long career and a good one, in good company, and here, at the end of it, I really don’t want to watch American literature get sold down the river. … The name of our beautiful reward is not profit. Its name is freedom.



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

Kotlikoff, Laurence, Jeff Madrick and Ralph Nader. "The Question of Capitalism." Radio Open Source (October 16, 2014)

2 or 3 Things I know About Her (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)




2 or 3 Things I know About Her (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1967: 87 mins)

Bredin, John. "2 or 3 Ways Godard Taught Us How to Speak and Live." Acidemic #6 (2010)

Brody, Richard. "An Exile in Paradise." The New Yorker (November 20, 2000)

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

Taubin, Amy. "2 or 3 Things I Know About Her: The Whole and Its Parts." Current (July 21, 2009)



Resources for December 29, 2014

Lee, Kevin B. "Keyframe: The Year in Video Essays." Keyframe (December 28, 2014)

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)

Neumeier, Ed and Paul M. Sammon. "Starship Troopers." The Projection Booth #99 (January 29, 2013)

Hellman, Monte, Jamie Jenkins and Paul Zimmerman. "Resevoir Dogs." The Projection Booth #101 (February 12, 2013)

Lee, Kevin B. "This Is 45: A Year in Keyframe Video Essays." Keyframe (December 13, 2012)

DiSalvo, David. "The Lessons American Hustle Teaches About The Irresistible Chaos Of Desire." Forbes *December 23, 2013)

Meyer, Robinson. "The Geography of Gratitude." The Atlantic (November 26, 2014)

Aikins, Matthieu and Kathy Kelly. "The Afghan War is Not Over: U.S. Ends 13-Year Combat Mission, But 10,000+ Troops Continue the Fight." Democracy Now (December 29, 2014)

Lee, Kevin B. "The Best Video Essays of 2014." Keyframe (December 29, 2014)

Akins, Matthieu. "The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, Afghanistan’s Opium Trade Floods the Globe." Democracy Now (December 29, 2014)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Resources for December 28, 2014

Powell, Michael. "On Peeping Tom and His Career." Pinewood Dialogues (August 13, 1989)

Nichols, Mike. "On His Filmmaking Style and Directing Actors." Pinewood Dialogues (March 1, 1990)

Lowenstein, Adam and Laura Mulvey. "Peeping Tom." #96 (January 8, 2013)

Bell, James and Foster Hirsch. "Birth of the Method: The Revolution in American Acting." Sight and Sound (October 31, 2014)


Jeremy Hammond /Anarchaos from @AnonymousVideo on Vimeo.




Anonymous Radio Anonops Live





Winter, Max. "Faces in the Work of UNDER THE SKIN Director Jonathan Glazer: A Video Essay by Shaun Higgins." Press Play (December 25, 2014)





Gordon, Keith. Love and Death Projection Booth (January 22, 2013)

Resources for December 27, 2014

Ehrlich, David. "The Grand Budapest Hotel: The First Wes Anderson Movie About Wes Anderson Movies." Badass Digest (February 6, 2014)

Srinivasan, Amia. "On Genealogy." Philosophy Bites (August 2, 2014)

Lazar, Seth. "On Sparing Civilians in War." Philosophy Bites (July 19, 2014)

D'Angelo, Mike, et al. "The Best Films of 2014." The Dissolve (December 18, 2014)

Shahani, Aarti. "Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims On North Korean Role In Sony Hack." All Tech Considered (December 26, 2014)

Carvajal, Nelson and Max Winter. "Video Essay: Women in the Works of Martin Scorsese." Press Play (February 7, 2014)

Wideman, John Edgar. "The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2004)

Brodey, Sam. "The Worst Segments That Appeared on Cable News in 2014." Mother Jones (December 23, 2014)





Steinbauer, Anja and Terri Murray. "Feminist Film Theory." Philosophy Now #7 (September 13, 2011)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Resources for December 25, 2014

Barnes, Mandela. "Ferguson, NYC, Milwaukee: Protests Erupt as Officer Cleared in Killing of Unarmed Dontre Hamilton." Democracy Now (December 24, 2014)

Kebriaei, Pardiss. "Will Guantánamo Ever Close? U.S. Frees More Prisoners, But Dozens Remain Behind Bars." Democracy Now (December 24, 2014)





Analysis of Blade Runner from Steven Benedict on Vimeo.




Greenfield, Adam. "The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology." The Guardian (December 22, 2014) ["Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric."]

Abdelmahmoud, Elamin. "2014: the year that black cinema bounced back in America." The Guardian *December 25, 2014)

Sampson, Benjamin. "Essay Meets Plot: JFK and the Boundaries of Narrative." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

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

Chomsky, Noam. Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda. NY: Seven Stories Press, 1997. [also Excerpts from key sections of the 2nd Edition]

Bucci, Michele. "The Thin Red Line": Staging and representation of leadership and soldiers." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2014)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Resources for December 24, 2014

Lama, Dalai (14th), Seyyed Hossein Nasir, Jonathan Sacks and Katherine Jefferts Schori. "Pursuing Happiness." On Being (September 15, 2014) ["The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness — happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body."]

Pierce, Charles P. "The CIA & NYPD: Perilous Insubordination in Our Democracy." The Politics Blog (December 22, 2014)

Semley, John. "Berlinale 2014: Boyhood Review." Slant (February 14, 2014)

Boyhood (USA: Richard Linklater, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

D'Angelo, Mike. "Devils On Your Doorstep." A.V. Club (October 26, 2009)

Winfield, Nicole. "Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats." AP (December 22, 2014)

Balko, Radley. Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces. NY: Public Affairs, 2013.

Kolk, Bessel van der. "Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma." On Being (October 30, 2014) ["Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety. What he’s learning speaks to a resilience we can all cultivate in the face of the overwhelming events — which, after all, make up the drama of culture, of news, and of life."]

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "All Things Shining, Pt 4 - The films of Terrence Malick: The New World." Moving Image Source (May 31, 2011)

Lakoff, George. "The Brain and Its Politics." University of Oregon Humanities (May 2, 2008)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Boyhood (USA: Richard Linklater, 2014)




Boyhood (USA: Richard Linklater, 2014: 165 mins)

Boyhood Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

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

Klinger, Gabe. "What is Boyhood?" Cinema-Scope #58 (2014)

Kohn, Eric. "Was Richard Linklater's 12 Year Production 'Boyhood' Worth the Wait? In a Word, Yes." Indiewire (January 20, 2014)

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


Semley, John. "Berlinale 2014: Boyhood Review." Slant (February 14, 2014)

















Resources for December 23, 2014

Occupy Movement Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Benton, Michael Dean. "My Understanding of Anarchism 4.0" Dialogic Cinephilia (November 5, 2013)

Thrasher, Steven and Graham Weatherspoon. "Calls for Calm After NYPD Union Says Mayor, Protesters Have Blood on Their Hands for Cops’ Murder." Democracy Now (December 22, 2014)

Barber, Dan. "Driven by Flavor." On Being (August 21, 2014) ["Dan Barber is a celebrated young chef — but his passionate ethics and intellect have made him much more. He's out to restore food to its rightful place vis-à-vis our bodies, our ecologies and our economies. And he would do this by resurrecting our natural insistence on flavor."]

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)

"Video: Entertainer Sings 'Bad, Bad Michael Brown' At Ex-Police Charity Dinner." Crooks and Liars (December 23, 2014)

Raymond, Nathaniel. "Weaponizing Health Workers: How Medical Professionals Were a Top Instrument in U.S. Torture Program." Democracy Now (December 23, 2014)

Wilkerson, Lawrence. "Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War." Democracy Now (December 23, 2014)

Wilkerson, Lawrence. "Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell." Democracy Now (December 23, 2014)

Brown, Humberto, Greg Grandin and Lawrence Wilkerson. ""The War to Start All Wars": Did U.S. Invasion of Panama 25 Years Ago Set Stage for Future Wars?" Democracy Now (December 23, 2014)

Hudson, David. "Cahiers du Cinéma 2014 Top Ten." Keyframe (November 28, 2014)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Occupy Movement (Social Movement)

[September 17, 2014 marked the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and the beginning of the global Occupy Movement.]

"The 99 Percent Wakes Up (Occupy Wall St Part 1)." The Best of the Left #538 (October 15, 2011)

"365 Days of Occupy Wall Street—an Anniversary Timeline." Mother Jones (September 17, 2012)

Adbusters ["The Media Foundation: We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century. Adbusters Magazine: Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces. Our work has been embraced by organizations like Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, has been featured in hundreds of alternative and mainstream newspapers, magazines, and television and radio shows around the world. Adbusters offers incisive philosophical articles as well as activist commentary from around the world addressing issues ranging from genetically modified foods to media concentration. In addition, our annual social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and Digital Detox Week have made us an important activist networking group. Ultimately, though, Adbusters is an ecological magazine, dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment. We want a world in which the economy and ecology resonate in balance. We try to coax people from spectator to participant in this quest. We want folks to get mad about corporate disinformation, injustices in the global economy, and any industry that pollutes our physical or mental commons."]

Alim, H. Samy. "What If We Occupied Language." The New York Times (December 21, 2012)

Bailey, Kenneth. "Who Shall Occupy Make Demands Of?: The Modern Case of the One-Eyed Monster." Groundswell (November 4, 2011)

Bauwens, Michael, Noam Chomesky and Richard Lang. "Occupy 2.0 (Peer-Produced Politics)." Unwelcome Guests #594 (March 10, 2012)

Benton, Michael Dean. "My Understanding of Anarchism 4.0" Dialogic Cinephilia (November 5, 2013)

---. "A nation starts to mobilize: Something’s happening here." North of Center (October 12, 2011)

---. "Occupy: One Year Later." North of Center (September 17, 2012)

---. "What Does Our Nation Value: Examining Two Cases of Student Demonstrations and Police Responses (or non-responses)." Dialogic (November 10, 2011)

Bogoshian, Heidi and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard. "Big Brother America: Is the United States a Police State?" Loud and Clear (February 15, 2016)

Brown, Pamela. "Rolling Jubilee: Buying Up Distressed Debt, Occupy Offshoot Bails Out the People, Not the Banks." Democracy Now (November 15, 2012)

Brown, Pamela and David Harvey. "1T Day: As U.S. Student Debt Hits $1 Trillion, Occupy Protests Planned for Campuses Nationwide." Democracy Now (April 25, 2012)

Calhoun, Craig and David Graeber. "The Democracy Project." The London School of Economics and Political Science." (April 30, 2013)

Chinese, Vera. "Financial District In Chaos On 'Occupy Wall Street' Anniversary." New York Daily News (September 17, 2012)

Chomsky, Noam. "Direct Action, Occupy and the Power of Social Movements." Rochester Red and Black (April 16, 2013)

---. "The Occupy Movement to the Arab Spring." On Point (June 11, 2012)

---. "Occupy Wall Street "Has Created Something That Didn’t Really Exist" in U.S. — Solidarity." Democracy Now (May 14, 2012)

---. "On America's Economic Suicide." AlterNet (May 4, 2012)

---. "On Corporate Personhood." (University of Colorado-Boulder, April 22, 2011: Video posted on Youtube)

Collado, Suzanne, Frances Fox Piven, and Nathan Schneider. "Roundtable: After 1 Year, OWS Gives Voice to Resistance of Crippling Debt and Widening Inequality." Democracy Now (September 17, 2012)

"Consensus (Direct Democracy @ Occupy Wall Street)." Meerkat Media Collective (Posted on YouTube: October 13, 2011)

Crosby, David and Graham Nash. "Soundtracking Movements from the 1960s to Occupy Wall Street." Democracy Now (November 10, 2011)

"Declaration of the Occupation of New York City." New York City General Assembly (September 29, 2011)

Devereaux, Ryan, et al. "Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper on Paramilitary Policing From WTO to Occupy Wall Street." Democracy Now (November 17, 2011)

Fang, Lee. "Yahoo Appears To Be Censoring Email Messages About Wall Street Protests (Updated)." Reader Supported News (September 20, 2011)

Finkelstein, Norman. "Norman Finkelstein on What Gandhi Says About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage." Democracy Now (June 5, 2012)

Flores, Dennis, Laura Gottesdiener and Sara Lopez. "Occupy Sunset Park: 99% Solidarity Takes Root in Brooklyn Community Where Tenants Stage Rent Strike." Democracy Now (September 17, 2012)

Flowers, Margaret and Raymond Offenheiser. "Occupy G8: Peoples’ Summit Confronts World Leaders at Camp David, Urging Action on Poverty, Hunger." Democracy Now (May 18, 2012)

Goodman, Amy. "Occupy Louisville: Voices from Social Justice Encampment in the Hometown of Muhammad Ali." Democracy Now (October 24, 2011)

Gosztola, Kevin and Dorian Warren. "Occupy Wall Street Emerges as "First Populist Movement" on the Left Since the 1930s." Democracy Now (October 10, 2011)

Graeber, David. "Can Debt Spark a Revolution." The Nation (September 5, 2012)

---. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police - An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N+1 (Reposted with introduction by Michael Dean Benton on Dialogic: February 8, 2012)

---. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. NY: Melville House, 2011.

---. "Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy." The Guardian (November 15, 2011)

---. "Occupy's liberation from liberalism: the real meaning of May Day." The Guardian (May 7, 2012)

---. "Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots." Al Jazeera (November 30, 2011)

---. "A Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse." The Baffler #22 (2013)

Graham, Stephen. "Police Crackdowns on Occupy Protests from Oakland to New York Herald the "New Military Urbanism." Democracy Now (November 16, 2011)

"Greed is no longer good (Occupy Wall St Part 4)." The Best of the Left #542 (October 27, 2011)

Greenfield, Adam. "The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology." The Guardian (December 22, 2014) ["Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric."]

Greenwald, Glenn. "OWS-Inspired Activism." Salon (November 17, 2011)

---. "What's Behind the Scorn for the Wall Street Protests?" Common Dreams (September 28, 2011)

Guersava, Julie. "Occuprint & OWS: Notes on Art as a Weapon for Non-Violent Insurrection." Groundswell (March 21, 2012)

Hanrahan, John. "Local police forces are now little armies. Why?" Reader Supported News (October 16, 2011)

Harkinson, Josh. "Exclusive Video: Inside Police Lines at the Occupy Wall Street Eviction." Mother Jones (November 15, 2011)

---. "Occupy Wall Street—Where Are They Now?" Mother Jones (September 17, 2012)

Harris-Perry, Melissa and Allison Kilkenny. "How Occupy Has Changed the Conversation on Class." MSNBC (September 17, 2012)

Harvey, David. "Urban Uprisings from Occupy Wall Street to the Paris Commune." Democracy Now (April 30, 2012)

Hedges, Chris. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

---. "Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire." Truthdig (August 31, 2009)

---. "A Master's Class in Occupation." TruthDig (October 31, 2011)

---. Neoliberalism and Its Effects in the Modern USA." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

---. "On 9/11, Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand." Truthdig (March 14, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and James Wright. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Lannan Podcasts (December 3, 2012)

"Keeping Wall St Occupied (Occupy Wall St Part 9)." The Best of the Left #556 (December 11, 2011)

Khatib, Kate. "On We Are Many, our new Occupy book." Revolution By the Book (September 11, 2012)

Kilkenny, Allison. "Occupy Wall Street Protesters Swarm NYC Financial District to Mark 1st Anniversary of 99% Struggle." Democracy Now (September 17, 2012)

Knefel, John. "After Weekend Protests See 50 Arrests, Protesters Detained in Early-Morning Action on Wall Street." Democracy Now (September 17, 2012)

Knight, Sam. "In Immigrant Struggle, Occupy’s Presence Still Felt." Jacobin (September 14, 2012)

Leonard, Sarah. "OWS and the Downfall of the Smartest Guys in the Room." Bookforum (November 8, 2011)

Lindorff, Dave. "FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers." Counterpunch (December 28, 2012)

Mackey, Robert. "Occupy Wall Street: help us reconstruct the 'pepper spray' incident." The Guardian (September 27, 2012)

Maher, Stephen. "Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and the Plague of the 99%." Monthly Review (December 1, 2012)

Mallis, Alex. Right Here All Over (Occupy Wall St) (7 min. video posted on Vimeo in 2012)

Marchman, Michael. "New Movements of Resistance, USA." The International Institute for Research and Education (2013)

Marut, Ret. "Egypt Today, Tomorrow the World." Crimethinc. (February 2, 2011)

Miller, Anna Lekas. "Occupy vs. Monsanto: Activists, Farmers Fight the Corporation They Fear Will Take Over All America's Crops." AlterNet (February 6, 2012)

Milstein, Cindy. "Democracy is Direct." Revolution By the Book (Pamphlet: 2011)

---. "On Radicalism." Deep Green Philly (November 8, 2011)

Moody, Rick. "Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood." The Guardian (November 24, 2011)

Myerson, J.A. "Quo Vadis Occupy? Mic Check on the State of the Revolution." TruthOut (September 17, 2012)

New York City General Assembly ["This is the official website of the working groups which comprise the New York City General Assembly. Together we work to organize and set the vision for the #occupywallstreet movement. New York City General Assemblies are an open, participatory and horizontally organized process through which we are building the capacity to constitute ourselves in public as autonomous collective forces within and against the constant crises of our times."]

"Notes From the Editors." The Monthly Review 63.7 (December 2011)

"Notes From the Editors." The Monthly Review 63.8 (January 2012)

Occupied Stories

The Occupied Wall St Journal ["The Occupied Wall Street Journal, an OWS affinity group, is one of many media projects participating in the Occupy movement."]

"Occupy! N+1 (Four Issues of this publication available as PDF Files: 2011/2012)

Occupy California

Occupy Graduation

"Occupy Movement." Democracy Now (Collection of ongoing reports)

"Occupy My Heart (Occupy Wall St Part 12)." The Best of the Left #562 (January 4, 2012)

Occupy Together ["The Occupy Movement is an international movement driven by individuals like you. All of us have many different backgrounds and political beliefs but feel that, since we can no longer trust our elected officials to represent anyone other than their wealthiest donors, we need real people to create real change from the bottom up. Organized in over 100 cities in the United States, #occupy aims to fight back against the system that has allowed the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. We no longer want the wealthiest to hold all the power, to write the rules governing an unbalanced and inequitable global economy, and thus foreclosing on our future."]

Occupy Wall Street [About: "OccupyWallSt.org is the unofficial de facto online resource for the growing occupation movement happening on Wall Street and around the world. We're an affinity group committed to doing technical support work for resistance movements. We're not a subcommittee of the NYCGA nor affiliated with Adbusters, anonymous or any other organization. Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future. The occupations around the world are being organized using a non-binding consensus based collective decision making tool known as a "people's assembly". To learn more about how to use this process to organize your local community to fight back against social injustice, please read this quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies.]

"Occupy Wall Street: One Year Later." TruthDig (September 17, 2012)

"Of the people, by the people and for the one percent (Economics)." The Best of the Left #567 (January 18, 2012)

Olsen, Scott. "U.S. Vet Who Nearly Lost Life at Occupy Protest, Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit." Democracy Now (May 21, 2012)

Olzen, Jake. "Police Entrapment of Nonviolent Movements." Counterpunch (May 21, 2012)

People Assemblies Network ["The People’s Assemblies Network is an informative and resource platform to support the ongoing democracy protests and open, democratic assemblies in the UK, Europe and throughout the world."]

"Pepper spray is a weapon, not a seasoning (Occupy Wall St Part 8)." The Best of the Left #552 (November 29, 2011)

Pitt, William Rivers. "I Will Occupy." TruthOut (September 17, 2012)

"The police are the 99 percent too (Occupy Wall St Part 7)." The Best of the Left #551 (November 23, 2011)

Ramsey, Nick. "Rewriting Police vs. Protesters." The Last Word (September 26, 2011)

"Resisting The Military Financial Complex (Just Say No To Debt Repayment)." Unwelcome Guests (September 22, 2012)

Right Here All Over: Occupy Wall Street Protests (Alex Mallis and Lily Henderson, 2011: 6 minute video on Vimeo)

"RNC Protests 1." Mic Check Radio (August 28, 2012)

Roos, Jerome. "Beyond Occupy: liberating ourselves from debt slavery." ROAR (September 17, 2012)

Ross, Andrew. "Are Student Loans Immoral?" The Daily Beast (September 27, 2012)

"S17 Anniversary: Where Do We Stand?" Adbusters (September 17, 2012)

Sauter, Molly. "The Visual Life of Occupy Wall Street." Comparative Media Studies at MIT (2012)

Schneider, Nathan. "Occupy, After Occupy." The Nation (September 5, 2012)

Scott, William. "The People's Library of Occupy Wall Street Lives On." The Nation (November 20, 2011)

Shankula, David M.F. "Occupy Lexington — Noon, 9.29.2011, come on down!" Barefoot and Progressive (September 28, 2011)

Sharlett, Jeff and Marina Sitrin. "As Occupy Enters Third Month, a Look at How Protesters Are Building a Global Movement ." Democracy Now (November 16, 2011)

Smith, Yves. "Occupy Wall Street 2.0: The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual." Naked Capitalism (September 14, 2012)

Solnitt, Rebecca. "Occupy Your Victories." Guernica (September 17, 2012)

---. "You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring." Z-Net (November 23, 2011)

Stiglitz, Joseph. On The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future; On Occupy Wall Street & Why U.S.-Europe Austerity Will Only Weaken Economic Recovery; On Ways to Lessen Inequality in the United States." Democracy Now (June 6, 2012)

Stolar, Marty. "Jury Trial Begins for Occupy Wall Street’s Cecily McMillan" Law and Disorder (February 17, 2014)

Surico, John. "Marches and Arrests Mark Occupiers Return to Zuccotti." Village Voice (September 16, 2012)

Tabb, William K. "The Crisis: A View From Occupied America." The Monthly Review 64.4 (September 2012)

Taibbi, Matt. "Who Goes to Jail? Matt Taibbi on American Injustice Gap from Wall Street to Main Street." Democracy Now (April 15, 2014)

Taylor, Astra. "Occupy 2.0: Strike Debt. The Nation (September 5, 2012)

"Then they fight you (Occupy Wall St Part 6)." The Best of the Left #547 (November 11, 2011)

Thompson, A.K. "Chris Hedges vs. CrimethInc. on Violence: Will We Get the Debate We Deserve?" TruthOut (September 12, 2012)

Tidal ["Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy."]

Tomasic, John. "Watchdog targets mayors: Stop harassing journalists covering Occupy protests." Colorado Independent (November 16, 2011)

"Unite like an Egyptian (Occupy Wall St Part 3)." The Best of the Left #541 (October 24, 2011)

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mara. "FBI Considers The Occupy Movement A Terrorist Threat: The State of Civil Rights and Public Policy." Law and Disorder Radio (January 7, 2013)

"We Are the Other 99 Percent (Occupy Wall St Part 2)." The Best of the Left #539 (October 18, 2011)

West, Cornel and Chris Hedges. "The People vs.Goldman Sachs." Dangerous Minds (November 6, 2011)

West, James, et al. "Occupy II: What's Happening Now in Lower Manhattan." Mother Jones (September 17, 2012)

"The whole world is, in fact, watching and taking part (Occupy Wall St Part 5)." The Best of the Left #546 (November 8, 2011)

"Why we’re winning (Occupy Wall St Part 10)." The Best of the Left %557 (December 14, 2011)

Wolff, Richard D. "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, Pt 2." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

Yates, Michael D. "The Great Inequality." The Monthly Review (March 1, 2012)

"Year of the uprising (Occupy Wall St Part 11)." The Best of the Left #560 (December 29, 2011)

Resources for December 22, 2014

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "All Things Shining, Pt. 3 - The Films of Terrence Malick: The Thin Red Line." Moving Image Source (May 13, 2011)


THE WOLVES (DOM JÄVLARNA SKA SKJUTAS) TRAILER / PILOT from NAIVE on Vimeo.




The Thin Red Line (USA: Terrence Malick, 1998) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)





Koresky, Michael and Casey Moore. "What's at the Heart of the Sadness of Christmas Movies? A Video Essay." Press Play (December 20, 2014)

Gillen, Jay. "Educating For Insurgency: The Roles Of Young People In Schools Of Poverty." Maryland Morning (September 15, 2014)

Julien, Douglas. "Revisiting Spike Lee’s 'Racial Slur Montage': Ya Need to Cool that Shit Out." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

"The Long Dark Shadows of Plutocracy." Moyers and Company (November 28, 2014)

Hewett, Ben. "We Don't Need No Education." Outside (August 12, 2014) ["At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free."]

Yglesias, Matthew. "38 maps that explain the global economy." Vox (August 26, 2014)

Yglesias, Matthew. "Rudy Giuliani says Obama and black leaders incite 'anti-police hatred,'" Vox (December 21, 2014)

Century of the Self (BBC Documentary: Adam Curtis, 2002: Four 60 minute episodes)


Matt Zoller Seitz @mattzollerseitz (December 21, 2014): Critiquing police policies & institutional biases is not "anti-cop," anymore than opposing specific wars is failing to "support the troops."

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Thin Red Line (USA: Terrence Malick, 1998)




The Thin Red Line (USA: Terrence Malick, 1998: 170 mins)

Bellamy, Jason and Ed Howard. "Conversations: Terrence Malick, Part One. The House Next Door (May 28, 2011)

Bucci, Michele. "The Thin Red Line": Staging and representation of leadership and soldiers." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2014)

Laity, Adam. "The Role of Landscape, Nature and Environment in War Films." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "All Things Shining, Pt. 3 - The Films of Terrence Malick: The Thin Red Line." Moving Image Source (May 13, 2011)

Spencer, Benjamin P. "“Show Me How To See Things the Way You Do: Existentialism in Faith, Philosophy and Film."

Tobias, Scott and Kevin B. Lee. "Terence Malick: The Art of Voiceover." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)



Terrence Malick: The Art of Voiceover from Kevin B. Lee on Vimeo.







Editing The Thin Red Line, Shaping a Terence Malick Film from Isabel Sadurni on Vimeo.



Resources for December 21, 2014










Coates, Ta-Nahesi. "The United States of Ferguson." Moyers and Company (December 5, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn and Peter Maass. "Meet Alfreda Bikowsky, The Senior Officer at the Center of the CIA's Torture Scandals." The Intercept (December 19, 2014)

Ingraffea, Tony and Sandra Steingraber. "New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health." Democracy Now (December 19, 2014)


PlayTime: Anatomy of a Gag from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.




Sicinski, Michael. "The Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Documents of Barbarism." Notebook (December 9, 2014)

D'Angelo, Mike. "The Manchurian Candidate (1962)." A.V. Club (October 12, 2009)





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Video Essays (Ongoing Archive)

Feel free to make suggestions in the comment section.


Akcali, Elif. "Ceylan's Women: Looking / Being Looked At." [in]Transition (August 5, 2015)

Aradillas, Aaron, Steven Santos and Matt Zoller Sietz. "Motion Studies #11 - Razzle Dazzle Part 6: The Takeaway." Press Play (April 4, 2012) ["A stunning montage that tunnels through the media distortion field as depicted in dozens of movie and video clips."]

Bailey, Jason. "The Trippiest Movies Ever Made." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Bateman, Conor. "11 Ways to Make a Video Essay." Keyframe (May 22, 2016)

---. "Containing the Madness: George A. Romero's Crazies." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: November 2015)

---. "The Secret Video Essays of Jenni Olson." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: April 2016)

---. "The Video Essay as Art: Why Process Matters." Keyframe (May 29, 2016)

Benedict, Steven. "Analysis of Blade Runner." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

---. "Analysis of Inception." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

---. "Coen Country." (Posted on Vimeo: February 5, 2015)

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

Berg, Thomas van den. "(un)reliable (un)reliability – or, Perceptual Subversions of the Continuity Editing System." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

Bernstein, Arielle and Nelson Carvajal. "The Inherent Vice in Paul Thomas Anderson's Films: A Video Essay." Press Play (January 2, 2015)

Beyl, Cameron. "Cameron Beyl: Video Essays." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Bocko, Joel. "The Colors of Daisies." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: February 2016)

---. "Not Just O.J.: A seven-point survey of Ezra Edelman’s documentary epic, Made in America." Keyframe (February 21, 2017)

Bolin, Garrett. "Queer Becomings: A Visual Essay on Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

Bond, Lewis. "Lewis Bond: Video Essays." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Bordwell, David. "Constructive Editing in Robert Bresson's Pickpocket." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

---. "How Motion Pictures Became the Movies 1908-1920." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

Bouvé, Andrew. "The Many Voices of Meryl Streep." Slate (February 28, 2014)

Boyer, Lanny. "Paul Thomas Anderson: Four Basics." (Posted on Youtube: October 19, 2015)

Boyson, Oscar. "What Makes Star Wars Star Wars." (Posted on Vimeo: December 2015)

Bra, Roberto. "Glances in Carol." (Posted on Vimeo: March 2016)

 Bramble, Serena. "The Best Cinematography of 2015." (Keyframe: Posted on Vimeo, December 2015)

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

Broeren, Joost and Sander Spies. "Cutting the Edge: Freedom in Framing." Filmkrant (Posted on Vimeo: 2016)

Brooke, John T. "Full Metal Jacket Video Essay." (Posted on Youtube: January 10, 2016)

Brubaker, Philip. "Oscar to Oscar: Black Auteurs and the Academy." Keyframe (February 9, 2017)

---. "How Cool is Jim Jarmusch." Keyframe (January 22, 2017)

Brutzelpretzel. "Cinema in Cinema." (Posted on Vimeo: July 2014)

Bucci, Michele. "The Thin Red Line": Staging and representation of leadership and soldiers." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2014)

---. "Why DO the Characters in Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION Spend So Much Time in the Bathroom?" Press Play (January 24, 2015)

Cairns, David. "PlayTime: Anatomy of a Gag." Criterion Collection (Posted on Vimeo: November 2014)

Cancelosi, Ken and Matt Zoller Seitz. "Henson & Oz: A tribute to one of the great comedy teams of the 20th century." Moving Image Source (July 15, 2011)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Beautiful Nightmares: David Lynch's Collective Dream." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

---. "The Inherent Vice in Paul Thomas Anderson's Films." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

---. "State of the Union." (Posted on Youtube: December 31, 2014)

---. "Todd Haynes' Isolated Women." Press Play (November 3, 2015)

---. "Wake Up: Spike Lee’s Vital Chi-Raq.” (Posted on Vimeo: March 31, 2016)

Carvajal, Nelson and Max Winter. "Video Essay: Women in the Works of Martin Scorsese." Press Play (February 7, 2014)

Catley, Anna. "Wes Anderson & Yasujiro Ozu: A Visual Essay." (Posted on Keyframe: March 30, 2015)

Cheney, Matthew. "Dead Men and Ghosts, Limited." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

---. "First Fassbinder: A Romantic Anarchist From the Start." IndieWire (September 11, 2013)

---. "Terry Gilliam: The Triumph of Fantasy." IndieWire (October 1, 2014)

---. "Total Cinema: Snowpiercer." Press Play (July 18, 2014)

---. "Vigilante Man - Eastwood and Gran Torino." Vimeo (2012)

---. "What is Composition?" Press Play (September 2, 2014)

Cinefix. "Alien Chestburster: Art of the Scene." (Posted on Youtube: January 21, 2015)

Cook, Adam. "How Quentin Tarantino Took Inspiration From The Great Silence." Little White Lies (Posted on Youtube: January 26, 2016)

---. "MEEK’S CUTOFF, an Untypical Western: Kelly Reichardt’s most accomplished work disturbs the foundation of a genre’s history." Keyframe (March 11, 2016)

De Fren, Allison. "The Human Machine in Ex Machina." Keyframe (March 16, 2016)

Delgado, Mónica. "The Exquisite Quotidian: Jem Cohen." Keyframe (January 26, 2017) ["How MUSEUM HOURS turns art appreciation into moviemaking motive."]

Digging Deeper. "A Separation: A Man-Made Divide." (Posted on Youtube: May 5, 2016)

---. "Carol: The Love Story in a Look." (Posted on Youtube: April 7, 2016)

---. "CGI: Embracing the Intangible." (Posted on Youtube: March 3, 2016)

---. "Exotica: Finding a Paradise Lost." (Posted on Youtube: November 30, 2015)

---. "It Follows: The American Nightmare." (Posted on Youtube: September 23, 2015)

---. "Midnight Special: Rising from the Rubble." (Posted on Youtube: July 30, 2016)

---. "Serenity: Exploring the Genre Frontier." (Posted on Youtube: November 20, 2015)

---. "Sicario: The Mirage of a Moral World." (Posted on Youtube: February 4, 2016)

---. "Vehicles of Masculinity." (Posted on Youtube: October 26, 2015)

Doyle, Sean and Violet Lucca. "The Soundtracks of The Man Who Fell to Earth." (Posted on Vimeo: September 22, 2015)

Drouet, Candice. "The Rainbow Flag of Film." Keyframe (June 13, 2016)

---. "Wes Anderson's References." (Posted on Vimeo: February 18, 2017)

Ewing, Scott. "The Evolution of Film in Three Minutes." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Ferguson, Kirby. "Everything is a Remix, Pt. 2." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Fernandez, Carlos Rivera. "The Revenant: Metaphysical Mastery." (Posted on Vimeo: May 2016)

Figueras, Mark Anthony. "Kubrick in Color." (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

The Film League. "Deconstructing the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in the West." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Film Scalpel. "12 Silent Men." (November 17, 2015)

---. "Wuthering Heights: A Musical." (April 4, 2016)

FilmmakerIQ. "film·mak·ing | de·fined." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

---. "What Can You Learn From This Photo of Scarlet Johansson." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

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

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

Fitch, Steph. "The Six Basic Shots Broken Down." (Posted on Youtube: January 18, 2017)

Foley, Darren. "The Art of Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: May 29, 2016)

---. "The Boogie Nights Opening Shot - The Economy of Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: September 25, 2016)

---. "The Fountain Analysis." Must See Films (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

---. "Paul Thomas Anderson Trilogy." Must See Films (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

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

---. "Punch-Drunk Love Analysis." Must See Films (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

---. "Sicario: Film Analysis." Must See Films (Posted on Youtube: March 28, 2016)

---. "There Will Be Blood Analysis." Must See Films (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Frezza, L.J.  "Paul Verhoeven’s Mass Media: Making prescient cultural critique available to action-movie audiences." Keyframe (November 9, 2016)

---. "Star Trek’s Rules of War." Keyframe (July 21, 2016)

---.  "What Does Blue Sound Like?" Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: July 2016)

---. "Yorgos Lanthimos and the Authoritarian Personality: Just in case we need a refresher on the absurd and violent limits of social control." Keyframe (February 9, 2017)

Galibert-Laîné, Chloé. "The Human, the Machine and Spike Jonze." Keyframe (July 11, 2015) ["Tracking the evolution of technology and humankind in Spike Jonze films."]

---. "Why Framing Matters in Movies." Fandor (Posted on Youtube: December 30, 2015)

Gallagher, Kelly. "The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker." (Posted on Vimeo: September 2016)

Gannason, Haridharan. "Picnic at Hanging Rock: A Video Essay." (Posted on Youtube: April 15, 2016)

Gill, Tighe. "Naked Lunch: Film Analysis." (Posted on Youtube: August 25, 2014)

Greene, Liz. "David Lynch's Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man." Must See Films (June 2015)

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

Guagliardo, Sal, Zac Hambides and Adam Pearlson. "Debunking the Myth: Use of Cinematography in National Cinemas." (Posted on Youtube: September 12, 2012)

Harper, Oliver. "Retrospective/Review: Blade Runner (1982)." (Posted on Youtube: May 18, 2015)

Harvey, Eric. "Tangerine: A Video Essay." Read More Movies (March 2016)

 Heron, Christopher. "Xavier Dolan." The Seventh Art (January 5, 2015)

Hess, John. "The Fundamental Elements of Film Music." (Posted on Youtube: January 16, 2017)

Higgins, Scott. "Faces in the Work of UNDER THE SKIN Director Jonathan Glazer: A Video Essay by Shaun Higgins." Press Play (December 25, 2014)

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

Hynes, Eric, et al. "New York, New York." Reverse Shot (June 15, 2011) ["Check out Reverse Shot's inaugural foray into video film criticism and the failure of video film criticism. We look at Taxi Driver, Hannah and Her Sisters, and their varying visions of New York."]

"Is Deleuze's Film Theory Useful?" Scriptcastle (June 25, 2012)

Ivins, Laura. "Collaged Gluttony in Vera Chytilová’s Daisies." A Place for Film (October 13, 2016)

Jack's Movie Reviews. "Paul Thomas Anderson - Finding a Purpose In Life." (Posted on Youtube: March 11, 2017)

Jmcgoff. "Bronson: A Subversion of the Conventions of the Prison Film." (Posted on Vimeo: January 2015)

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

Kaneria, Rishi. "Red: A Kubrick Supercut." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

---. "Why Props Matter." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2015)

Sifting

Keathley, Christian. "Pass the Salt." (Posted on Vimeo: 2011) [Video essay on a scene from Otto Preminger's 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder.]

Kiefer, Jonathan. "Are We Doing This Again: Groundhog Day and the Power of the Replay." Keyframe (February 2, 2017)

---.  "How Art Becomes Film: Directors just can’t seem to resist recreating great paintings in movie form." Keyframe (May 16, 2016)

Kinder, Bill. "When Soldiers Come Home in the Movies: The post-war experience as told in tropes." Keyframe (November 11, 2015)

Knudsen, Tyler. "Branded to Kill." Cinema Yakuza #1 (December 21, 2014)

---. "Seijun Suzuki, A Director Who Influenced Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, John Woo, and Others." Press Play (July 24, 2015)

---. "What I learned (about filmmaking) from watching Inherent Vice." (Posted on Youtube: December 10, 2014)

---. "What I Learned from ... Breathless." Press Play (February 3, 2015)

---. "Why the Beginning of David Fincher's 'Se7en' Is the Perfect Opening Sequence." Press Play (April 2, 2015)

Kogonada. "Auteur in Space." (Posted on Vimeo: January 2015) ["Tarkovsky, Solaris, and the Unknown"]

---. "Criterion Designs." (Posted on Vimeo: December 4, 2014)

---. "The Eyes of Hitchcock." (Posted on Vimeo: October 2014)

---. "The Fox and Mr. Anderson." The Current (March 5, 2014)

---. "Malick // Fire & Water." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

---. "Mirrors of Bergman." (Posted on Vimeo: February 12, 2015)

---. "Trick or Truth." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2014)

---. "Wes Anderson // Centered." (Posted on Vimeo: April 2014)

Koresky, Michael. "Echo Chamber: Listening to La Jetee." (Posted on Youtube: July 21, 2012)

Koresky, Michael and Casey Moore. "What's at the Heart of the Sadness of Christmas Movies? A Video Essay." Press Play (December 20, 2014)

Laity, Adam. "The Role of Landscape, Nature and Environment in War Films." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Larabi, Omar. "High Rise: Facades Separating Us From the Soil." De Filmkrant (Posted on Vimeo: June 2016) ["Anyone familiar with the works of writer J.G. Ballard knows that he uses the luxury high-rise as a metaphor for society, with the filthy rich on top, looking down on those dwelling on the lowest floors. This video essay by Omar Larabi look at Ben Wheatley's High-Rise through this prism."]

Lee, Kevin B. Kevin B. Lee: Video Essays Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Lindsay, Chez. "Joel Schumacher's Phantom of the Opera." (Posted on Youtube: April 8, 2016)

Liz, Luiza. "Peter Greenaway and the Language of Film." (Posted on Youtube: July 25, 2016)

 López, Cristina Álvarez. "Primal Analysis." Cine Transit (February 25, 2016)

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

---. "The Big Combo: The Maze of Susan Lowell." Keyframe (February 2016)

---. "[De Palma's] Vision." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

---.  "Paratheatre: Plays Without Stages" Notebook (August 7, 2014)

---. "Roman Polanski: Cinema of Invasion." ACMI (October 13, 2016)
---. "Shapes of Rage." (Posted on Vimeo: September 2015)

---. "Two Takes on Strategy in Johnnie To’s Election." Notebook (December 19, 2015)

Lucca, Violet. "Robert Altman's Evolution, From Early TV Work to His Last Films (Video Essay)." Press Play (January 29, 2015)

Lutgen, Lisa.  "Vertigo: A Revelation of Ideals and Truth."  (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Marlin, Matt. "Dear White People as Black Countercinema." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2016)

Marshall, Colin.  Los Angeles, the City in Cinema: Blade Runner." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

---. "Los Angeles, the City in Cinema: Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984)." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

---. "Los Angeles, The City in Cinema: Southland Tales."  (Posted on Vimeo: 2015) [""Southland Tales" has endured many accusations, but never of playing it safe. By turns a satire, farce, polemic, zeitgeist movie, musical, and apocalypse narrative, Richard Kelly's rich and paranoid follow-up to "Donnie Darko" also grounds itself in Los Angeles cinema. It tells an even more Philip K. Dickian tale than "Blade Runner" and ties itself to such equally "insane" Los Angeles predecessors as "Kiss Me Deadly", "Repo Man", and "Mulholland Drive". It remains, almost a decade after its release, in an essentially unfinished state, but perhaps an ambitious and incomplete movie suits an ambitious an incomplete city."]

McDougall, Sean. "A Look Inside Full Metal Jacket." (Posted on Youtube: December 4, 2012)

McGoff, Jessica. "Andrea Arnold’s Women in Landscapes: What does loneliness look like?" Keyframe (September 27, 2016)

---. "A Tribute to Kelly Reichardt: On going and letting go." Keyframe (March 11, 2016)

Miley, Mike. "The Face of Cult: Cult movies and the power of the close-up." Moving Image Source (June 27, 2011)

Morton, Drew. "100 Years of Movies from Comics: It’s always been about believability vs. style." Keyframe (July 18, 2016)

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

---. "'Look. I Know You're Not Following What I'm Saying Anyway.': The Problem of the 'Video Essay' and Scorsese as Cinematic Essayist." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

Murphy, Stephen. "Lenny Abrahamson - Ireland's Realist." (Posted on Youtube: January 20, 2016)

Natsuki, Haniuda. "An Analysis of the Basic Film Elements in the First Five Minutes of Martin Scorsese's Hugo (2011)." (Posted on Youtube: November 24, 2014)

Nedomansky, Vashi. "Evolution of the Dolly Zoom." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Nero, Dominick. "The Funny Thing About Star Wars: Is That It Actually is Funny." Keyframe (December 12, 2016)

---. "Why Do Action Heroines Do This? A signature fight move, as dubious as it is ubiquitous." Keyframe (January 5, 2017)

Nugent, Jack. "The Art of (Anti-)War." (Posted on Youtube: July 21, 2015)

Ogundare, Tope. "Male Love Through Female Eyes - Five films about men, each directed by a woman. What do we learn?" Keyframe (March 24, 2016)

Okamoto, Roger. "The Cinema of Denis Villeneuve." (Youtube: June 29, 2015)

Olson, Dan. "The Art of Editing and Suicide Squad." Folding Ideas (Posted on Youtube: December 31, 2016)

---. "Triumph of the Will and the Cinematic Language of Propaganda." Folding Ideas (Posted on Youtube: February 10, 2017)

Palmer, Julian. "Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Manipulates an Audience." (Posted on Youtube: March 16, 2016)

Papantoniou, Antonios. "Steven Spielberg Shot By Shot." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2015)[Analysis of Jaws.]

Pereira, Jose. "Psycho: Haunted House." (Posted on Youtube: August 8, 2014)

Ponderdog Productions. "It Follows Is a Slash in the Fabric of the American Dream." Press Play (October 1, 2015)

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

Puschak, Evan. "Blade Runner: The Other Side of Modernity." (Posted on Youtube: October 28, 2014)

---. "Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema." (Posted on Youtube: November 4, 2015)

---. "Children of Men: Don't Ignore the Background." (Posted on Youtube: September 9, 2015) [MB: This was a powerful film that looked to the future to examine the global politics of 2006 when it was released (highlighted even more by the collection of philosophers/theorists that provided commentaries on the imagery/narrative in the original DVD edition), and, as Evan Puschak demonstrates in this video essay, its relevance has only increased over the next decade. This analysis includes references to our current social/political issues to demonstrate its continuing relevance.  Don't ignore the background (context) - could be applicable in our own attempts to understand the issues of the world.]

---. "Donald Trump: Magician-In-Chief." (Posted on Youtube: November 30, 2016)

---. "Movie Violence Done Right." (Posted on Youtube: August 10, 2016)

---. "Mulholland Drive: How Lynch Manipulates You." (Posted on Youtube: May 11, 2016)

---.  "Snowpiercer: The Artist as Historian." (Posted on Youtube: August 4, 2014)

---. "Under the Skin: The Pain of Art House Films." (Posted on Youtube: July 14, 2014)

Rapp, David. "Seeing Double: Funny Games." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: 2016)

Ratzlaff, Jeremy. "Paul Thomas Anderson: A Chronological Timeline." (Posted on Vimeo: November 2015)

Rushton, Simon. "Pasolini Poetry and Politics Video Essay." (Posted on Vimeo: August 2014)

Saladino, Andrew. "Jacques Tati: Where to Find Visual Comedy." (Posted on Vimeo: December 2016)

Sampson, Benjamin. "A.I. Artificial Intelligence – A Visual Study." Press Play (May 10, 2012)

---. "Essay Meets Plot: JFK and the Boundaries of Narrative." [in]Transition (December 12, 2014)

Santos, Steven. "McCabe & Mrs. Miller: A Video Essay." (Posted on Vimeo: 2010)

Sarmiento, Jose. "Scopophile's Redemption: On Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen's Riddles of the Sphinx." Keyframe (March 16, 2017)

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

Seitz, Matt Zoller. Matt Zoller Seitz: Video Essays Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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

Sevilla, Susanna. "Things Are Not What They Seem." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2015) ["A video essay on title sequences from Hitchcock and Fincher films. An exploration of motion graphic design from analog to digital."]

Singer, Leah. "Lost in Translation: Foreign-language Acting at the Oscars." Keyframe (February 2017)

Slain, Caleb. "P.S. Hoffman." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014) ["A post-script journey through Philip Seymour Hoffman's lifetime in cinema. 200 hours of work went into breaking down 47 of Hoffman's films. Compiling his legacy has been one of the most challenging experiences I've ever faced as an editor, and yet indescribably rewarding. After 22 years on screen and nearly 50 films, we now look at the oeuvre of an actor whose work can be characterized by his allergy to dishonesty and unflinching spirit of compassion. Please take a breather and raise your glasses to one of our finest."]

Smith, Justine. "Persona Swap." Keyframe (December 19, 2015)

Stratton, Catherine. "Lady Lands: What we all can learn from B-movie sci-fi matriarchies." Keyframe (March 23, 2017)

---. "We Owe a Lot to Lotte Reiniger: Her enduringly beautiful early animation was at once traditional and trailblazing." Keyframe (March 16, 2017)

Strucci, Shannon. "How Hot Fuzz Changed My Life." (Posted on Youtube: April 30, 2016)

---. "On How to be a Cinephile." Press Play (February 28, 2015)

---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 1." (Posted on Youtube: February 26, 2015)

---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 2." (Posted on Youtube: April 1, 2015)

---. "So You Want to Be a Film Nerd: Episode 3." (Posted on Youtube: June 2, 2015)

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

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Tucker, Michael. "Ex Machina: The Control of Information." (Posted on Youtube: December 20, 2016)

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---. "Drive (2011): The Quadrant System." (Posted on Vimeo: February 1, 2015)

---. "How Does an Editor Think and Feel." (Posted on Vimeo: May 12, 2016)

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---. "Jackie Chan: How To Do Action Comedy." Every Frame a Painting (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

---. "Memories of Murder: Ensemble Staging." Every Frame a Painting (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

---. "Mother: Telephoto Profile Shots." (Posted on Vimeo: July 2014)



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