Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Resources for February 3, 2015

Pasolini Poetry and Politics Video Essay from Simon Rushton on Vimeo.

The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Italy/France: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Schmidle, Nicholas. "Caught in the Crosshairs." The New Yorker (June 3, 2013) ["Chris Kyle, a decorated sniper, tried to help a troubled veteran. The result was tragic."]

Atkinson, Michael. "The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind: We Can Bring a Good Bit of Rope." The Current (November 10, 2014)

Zobel, Craig. "Director of Compliance." Film School (August 22, 2012)

Compliance (USA: Zobel, 2012: 90 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

“And from these melancholy dispositions no man living is free, no Stoick, none so wise, none so happy, none so patient, so generous, so godly, so divine, that can vindicate himself… more or less, some time or other, he feels the smart of it. Melancholy in this sense is the character of Mortality.” -- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholia (1621)

"The 50 best films of the decade so far, part 1" and "The 50 best films of the decade so far, part 2." The Dissolve (February 2-3, 2015)

Jones, Kent. "What’s Up, Doc?" Film Comment (November/December 2014) ["The dream horizons and phantom vibes of 1970 California are brought tangibly close in Paul Thomas Anderson’s spaced-out private investigation."]

Norris, Chris. "Review: American Sniper." Film Comment (January/February 2015)

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