Thursday, April 9, 2015

Resources for April 9, 2015

Littman, Sam. "Great Directors: Kelly Reichardt." Senses of Cinema (June 2014)

Meek's Cutoff (USA: Kelly Reichardt, 2010: 104 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Mendelson, Edward. "The Secret Auden." The New York Review of Books (March 20, 2014)

Old Joy (USA: Kelly Reichardt, 2006) Dialogic Jukebox (Ongoing Archive)

Wendy and Lucy (USA: Kelly Reichardt, 2006: 80 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

López, Cristina Álvarez. "Ratcatcher: Tell Me Where It Hurts." Keyframe (April 7, 2015)

Super Size Me (USA: Morgan Spurlock, 2004: 100 mins) ["Several lawsuits have been brought against McDonald’s corporation in that they are knowingly selling food that is unhealthy. Some of the court decisions have stated that consumers would have a claim if they could prove that eating the food every day for every meal is dangerous. So with that, Super Size Me follows film-maker Morgan Spurlock conducting the experiment — he eats only McDonald’s for thirty days, three meals a day, and if asked to super size a meal, he has to say yes. By the end of the thirty days, he will have eaten every single menu item at least once. The film documents the drastic effect on Spurlock’s health, while exploring the fast food industry’s corporate influence, advertising and how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit."]

Derr, Holly L. "What Really Makes a Film Feminist?" The Atlantic (November 13, 2013)

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (USA: Robert Greenwald, 2005: 98 mins) ["Walmart is an iconic American company, known worldwide for selling cheap retail goods. While economists and global marketers call Walmart a success, there are many stories of mistreatment of employees, and a general feeling of mistrust and discontent among the businesses it has destroyed, such as local community stores. Walmart — High Cost Of Low Prices highlights that it is worth being aware of the labour, social and corporate governance practices of companies that you do business with…"]

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