Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Resources for October 1, 2015

"USA: NSA symbolises intelligence services’ abuses." Enemies of the Internet (March 11, 2014)
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Malick // Fire & Water from kogonada on Vimeo.




Brown, Wendy. "When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: Neoliberal Jurisprudence in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores>" The London School of Conomic and Political Science (July 1, 2015) {"In the United States, the extension of civil liberties to corporations is transforming democracy through rights adjudication. Best known in this regard is Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court decision permitting corporate funding to flood the U.S. electoral process on the basis of corporate rights to free speech. In 2014, Burwell vs Hobby Lobby granted firms the right to the free exercise of religion, and hence the ability to withhold insurance coverage of abortions and abortifacients for their employees. This lecture explores the neoliberal logic of the Hobby Lobby decision, makes an argument about the transformations of democracy these decisions entail, and concludes with a critique of Foucault’s formulation of the relation of law, state and economy in neoliberalism."]





Ganesan, Janani. "Reporting amidst El Salvador's rising violence: The Nation profiles The Beast author Óscar Martínez." Verso (September 29, 2015)








Zanganeh, Lila Azam. "Roberto Calasso, The Art of Fiction No. 217." The Paris Review (Fall 2012)

Snyder, Timothy. "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning." The London School of Economics and Political Science (September 14, 2015) ["In this lecture Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) will talk about his new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, in which he argues we have missed basic lessons of the history of the Holocaust, and that some of our beliefs are frighteningly close to the panic that Hitler expressed in the 1920’s. As ideological and environmental challenges to the world order mount, our societies might be more vulnerable than we would like to think."]

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "Bodily Safety: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Shootings." Making Contact (July 1, 2015) ["When journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates set out to write about police killings he went to visit Mable Jones. Back in 2000, Jones son, a friend of Coates from their time at Howard University, was shot and killed by police in Virginia. He was twenty five years old. Written in the form of a letter to his own teenage son, Coates’ book “Between the World and Me” puts police shootings in a wider context."]

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Double Life of Veronique (Poland/France/Norway: Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)




The Double Life of Veronique (Poland/France/Norway: Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991: 98 mins)

Berrett, Trevor, David Blakeslee and Scott Nye. "Krzystof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronique." Criterion Cast #162 (August 3, 2015)

Cowie, Peter. "Kieślowski’s Muse." Current (February 1, 2011)

"The Double Life of Veronique." Classic Art Films (July 31, 2015)

Ebert, Roger. "The Double Life of Veronique." Roger Ebert (February 25, 2009)

Jediny, Jenny. "The Double Life of Veronique." Not Coming to a Theater Near You (January 29, 2007)

Lack, Jonathan R. ""Absolute Contingencies: The Double Life of Veronique, Under the Skin, Proteus, and the Wonder of Internalizing Art." Fade to Lack (May 7, 2014)

López, Cristina Álvarez. "Double Lives, Second Chances." Frames Cinema (April 2012)

Murray, Noel, et al. "Fantasy, emotion, and the unsolved mysteries of Double Life Of Veronique." The Dissolve (August 6, 2014)

Pearson, Kevin. "The Double Life of Veronique: Kieslowski and Pure Emotion." Alternate Takes (May 17, 2011)

Robinson, Tasha. "The Dizzying Hall of Mirrors That is The Double Life of Veronique." The Dissolve (August 5, 2014)

Romney, Jonathan. "The Double Life of Véronique: Through the Looking Glass." Current (This piece was originally published in the Criterion Collection’s 2006 edition of The Double Life of Véronique.)

"Zbigniew Preisner." Musicolog (ND)

ŽiŽek, Slavoj. "The Double Life of Véronique: The Forced Choice of Freedom." Current (This essay was originally published in the booklet accompanying the 2006 DVD release of The Double Life of Véronique)






Double lives, second chances from Banda TRANSIT on Vimeo.






Sunday, September 27, 2015

Resources for September 27, 2015




Ehrenstein, David. "Myth Thing: What Stonewall Wasn't About." Keyframe (September 23, 2015)


Film Society of Lincoln Center: Hubert Sauper’s masterful exploration of modern colonialism, with war-ravaged Sudan as a focus, offers devastating insights into the most premeditated, casually insidious ways of taking possession of Africa today. The scenarios of clueless Texan missionaries, shallow UN case workers, and Chinese oil-company CEOs living in gated communities while polluting the local drinking water are like a collage of postcards from hell. It takes a particularly gifted filmmaker to construct from these horrors something that can also engage one’s sense of beauty; with an air of science fiction aided by otherworldly scenes captured from the self-manufactured flying machine in which Sauper and his co-pilot arrive in Africa, the documentarian has created an indelible and righteously alarming second film in a planned trilogy that began with the Oscar-nominated Darwin’s Nightmare.

WE COME AS FRIENDS, Trailer. by Hubert Sauper from Adelante Films on Vimeo.




Rust, Paul. "Inglourious Basterds." I Was There Too (February 18, 2015)

La Jetée (France: Chris Marker, 1962: 28 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Dietz, Eileen. "The Exorcist." I Was There Too (March 4, 2015) ["Things get spooky this week as Eileen Dietz, the face of the demon Pazuzu aka Captain Howdy joins Matt to chat about being in the most famous horror movie of all time, The Exorcist. Eileen tells us the differences between the roles of Pazuzu & Captain Howdy, channeling wild animals for her improvised audition, her process with all the prosthetics, particularly with the puking apparatus, and her book Exorcising My Demons."]




"Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry with Jack Shoemaker." Lannan (November 10, 1999) ["Wendell Berry is a poet, essayist, and novelist, who has been called the “prophet of rural America.” Mr. Berry, who pursues what he calls “an ethic and way of life based upon devotion to a place and devotion to a land,” lives and works on his farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. He has published more than 30 books, including The Wheel, Sabbaths, and Openings (poetry); The Wild Birds, Watch with Me, and Remembering (fiction); and Another Turn of the Crank, What Are People For?, and The Unsettling of America (nonfiction). Gary Snyder is the author of nine books of poetry, including Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature, and Left out in the Rain. His prose works include A Place in Space, The Practice of the Wild, and Earth House Hold. Mr. Snyder’s work reflects his study of Eastern literature and culture, his commitment to the environment, and his concepts of humanity’s place in the cosmos. Born in San Francisco, Mr. Snyder lived in Japan for fourteen years, studying Zen Buddhism. He lives in Northern California and teaches at the University of California at Davis."]





The most impressive recognition of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - FIPRESCI: The International Federation of Critics has awarded it the top prize for 2015 (check out the films that were candidates) Awards 2015





"Adrienne Rich with Carol Muske Dukes." Lannan (September 29, 1999) ["Adrienne Rich received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W. H. Auden), at the age of 21, and with strength and conviction has not stopped writing since in her distinct voice. Rich has said that her poetry seeks to create a dialectical relationship between “the personal, or lyric voice, and the so-called political—really, the voice of the individual speaking not just to herself, or to a beloved friend, but to and from a collective, a social realm.” Her National Book Critics’ Circle Award citation explains: “Rich has captured with subversive wit, compassion, precision, supple poetics, toughness and yes, opposition and resistance, what life has been like in the opening years of a new century.” She is the author of more than sixteen volumes of poetry, including, Diving into the Wreck, The Dream of a Common Language, The Fact of a Doorframe: Selected Poems 1950—2001, An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988—1991, Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991—1995, Midnight Salvage, Fox, and The School Among the Ruins, as well as the prose book Of Woman Born. Rich’s newest book of poems is Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth (2007). Her new collection of essays, A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, was published in May 2009."]

Saturday, September 26, 2015

La Jetée (France: Chris Marker, 1962)




La Jetée (France: Chris Marker, 1962: 28 mins)

Atanassov, Stefan. "Chris Marker’s La Jetee Analysis: Mortality and the Illusion of Time." Films Lie (April 11, 2014)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Reflexive Memories: The Images of the Cine-Essay." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Henley, Michael. "La Jetée (1962)." Time-Traveling Film Critic (April 3, 2011)

Her Ghost. ["Her Ghost: An Homage to Chris Marker’s La Jetée is an on-going collaborative film-sound performance project between DJ and sound designer Kode9 (Steve Goodman, UK), MFO (visual artist Marcel Weber) (DE), researcher/lecturer/performer, Ms.Haptic (Jessica Edwards, UK) and Lucy Benson (AU), that significantly re-works, both aurally and visually, Marker’s science fiction film-photo-essay original (1962). 50 years from the premiere of Chris Marker’s science fiction anomaly, Her Ghost refracts the original script, so that it now sheds light onto the previously obscured figure of the woman. Drawing from the stills, narrative and soundscape of the original film, Her Ghost suggestively recasts, further complicates and asks difficult questions of its ‘parent’. It is performed live, but off-stage, amidst its audience. Each iteration of the project produces a fractionally different mutation of the film. Her Ghost was originally commissioned by Unsound Festival and first performed in Krakow, Poland in November 2011." -- also, Lucy Benson's page for Her Ghost]

Hinkson, Jake. "There's No Escape Out of Time: La Jetée." Tor (November 3, 2014)

Keeney, Gavin. "Seance C.M." Senses of Cinema #64 (September 2012)

Kessler, Martin, et al. "La Jetee & The Films of Ken Russell." Flixwise (July 26, 2016)

Lee, Sander. "Platonic Themes in Chris Marker’s La Jetée." Senses of Cinema (March 2000)

Lupton, Catherine. "Chris Marker: Memory's Apostle." Current (February 7, 2012)

Palmer, Landon. "CRITERION FILES #387: LA JETÉE." Film School Rejects (July 14, 2010)

Perry, Ash. "Time, Memory and Time Travel in Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetée’." Space Zoetrope (June 25, 2007)

Romney, Jonathan. "La Jetée: Unchained Memory." Current (June 25, 2007)

Schefer, Jean-Louis. "On La Jetée." Chris Marker (Passages de l’image. Exhibition catalogue, Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1990.)

Schantz, Ned. "Surprised by La Jetée." Senses of Cinema #76 (September 2015)

"Sight and Sound Poll 2012: La Jetée." Current (November 26, 2012)

Vizcarrondo, Sara Maria. "The Magic of Marker." Keyframe (March 22, 2014) ["Of memory, photography and future generations: Chris Marker’s past and our future."]






















Friday, September 25, 2015

Resources for September 26, 2015

Baker, Kevin. "The real-life 'negro removals' behind HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero." The Guardian (September 24, 2015) ["David Simon’s TV series follows the fight against social housing in 1980s Yonkers, New York – but, as Kevin Baker reveals, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the sordid American history of kicking black people out of their neighbourhoods."]



















Gardner, Justin. "Video: Cop Shows the Immense Power of Treating People with Respect — Officers Please Take Note." The Free Thought Project (September 22, 2015)

Breu, Chris. "Illinois State University Scholar Defines New Trends In Literature." (September 25, 2015) ["Experimental fiction is emerging from the thickets of post modernism. ISU English Professor Chris Breu (broo) has a new book out addressing this shift....Insistence of the Material. In this conversation with GLT's Charlie Schlenker, Breu argues for the value of attending to the material world and how that physical world sets limits on social and individual life."]











Benjamin, Walter. "Theses on the Philosophy of History." Illuminations Trans. Harry Zohn. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968: 253 - 264.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch. Autonomedia, 2009.

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Trans. Alan Sheridan. Vintage Books, 1995.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Resources for September 25, 2015

From Michael Ide: "Our veterans are told they fight for our freedom. On this Veteran's day, I pledge to fight for increased freedom from hunger, insecurity, police brutality, mass incarceration, and political repression for all people. I pledge to fight against the constant unnecessary deployment of our troops to dominate others, and be maimed and killed in the process, for the will of corporate campaign donors and politicians getting fat paychecks for 'consulting' corporate leaders. If we care about our veterans, let's fight to increase our freedoms and make this country more worth fighting for. 'Greater love hath no person than this, that one lay down her life for her friends.'"


Bartoli, Andrea and Carlos Alzugaray Treto. "Pope Francis in Cuba: 'The World Needs Reconciliation in This Atmosphere of a Third World War.'" Democracy Now (September 21, 2015)

"Forgotten Hollywood: The Blacklist." How Is This a Movie (May 19, 2014)

Hugo (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2011: 126 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)





Chomsky, Noam. "The United States, Not Iran, Poses Greatest Threat to World Peace." Democracy Now (September 22, 2015)

The Intruder/L'intrus (France: Claire Denis, 2004) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Risselada, Brian, Max Slobodin and Tom Sutpen. "Peter Watkins: Act One (1964-1971)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #12 (May 2014)

Carter, Matthew E., Brian Risselada, and Tom Sutpen. "Peter Watkins: An Intermission." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #17 (June 4, 2014)


Video Essay: The Man Who Fell to Earth from Film Comment on Vimeo.




Soave, Robby. "Ahmed Muhamed's Arrest: Clock Kid Truthers Miss the Point." Reason (September 22, 2015)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Intruder (France: Claire Denis, 2004)




"Capturing bodies in film is the only thing that interests me." - Claire Denis (1994: quoted in Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly' essay "Delivering: Claire Denis' Opening Sequences.")


The Intruder (France: Claire Denis, 2004: 130 mins)

Beugnet, Martine. "The Practice of Strangeness: L’Intrus – Claire Denis (2004) and Jean-Luc Nancy (2000)." Film-Philosophy 12.1 (2008)

Davis, Robert. "Intruding Beauty: An Interview with Claire Denis.” Errata (December 9, 2004)

Dooley, Kath. "The Intruder." Senses of Cinema (June 2012)

Funderburg, Christopher, et al. "Claire Denis." Wrong Reel #122 (April 3, 2016)

Morrey, Douglas. "Open Wounds: Body and Image in Jean-Luc Nancy and Claire Denis." Film-Philosophy 12.1 (2008)

Nancy, Jean-Luc. L'Intrus. (Posted on Project Muse: originally published in 2000) [Claire Denis states that this book was the inspiration for the film.]

Nayman, Adam. "L'intrus." Reverse Shot (December 22, 2015)

Reardon, Kiva. "Claire Denis and Objects of Desire." Keyframe (March 3, 2016)

Sarmiento, José. "The Strangers of Claire Denis: Her cinema speaks of the borders that divide humanity, and the people who cross them." Keyframe (March 24, 2017)

Schager, Nick. "The Intruder." Slant (December 6, 2005)

















Hugo (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2011)




Hugo (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2011: 126 mins)

Grusin, Richard. "Post-Cinematic Atavism." Sequence 1.3 (2014)

Hoberman, J. "Hugo and the Magic of Film Trickery." The Guardian (February 24, 2012)

"Hugo and Wonder." Pop Culture Case Study #207 (February 2, 2017)

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

Murty, Govindini. "From Méliès to Montparnasse, a Cultural Cheat Sheet for Hugo." The Atlantic (February 22, 2012)

Scorsese, Martin. "The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema." The New York Review of Books (August 15, 2013)

Thompson, Kristin. "Hugo: Scorsese’s birthday present to Georges Méliès." Observations on Film Art (December 7, 2011)

Zenou, Theo. "Hugo: The Invention of Dreams." Double Exposure 1.1 (2014)










Resources for September 22, 2015

Zizek, Slavoj. "The Matrix, or Two Sides of Perversion." The European Graduate School (Originally published in Philosophy Today #43 1999)

Ackerman, Spencer. "Batman confronts police racism in latest comic book." The Guardian (September 15, 2015) ["New issue wades into the conversations about race, poverty and gentrification roiling the US, responding to a new political consciousness among fans."]





"Terry Swigoff's Crumb." The Criterion Cast #122 (May 7, 2012)

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

"Hollywood D.C.: The MPAA." How Is This Movie (December 10, 2014)

Mamone, Trav. "FYI, Freddie Mercury Was Bi: Why Bisexual Awareness Week Matters." Queereka (September 21, 2015)


Editing as Punctuation in Film from Max Tohline on Vimeo.










Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Resources for September 15, 2015

Sargent, Antwaun. "The Art of the Black Lives Matter Movement." i-d (September 11, 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."]





Lee, Kevin B. "When Porn Goes Deep: Love Rites." Keyframe (September 14, 2015) ["A fearless Walerian Borowczyk offers up the cruel base instincts of male desire, as well as the inner resolve of a woman to overcome them."]

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."]

---. "Venice + Toronto 2015 | Emin Alper’s Frenzy." Keyframe (September 14, 2015) ["Winner of the Special Jury Prize in Venice."]





Major, Aaron. "Media spin on violence against police." Sociological Images (September 14, 2015)

Vizcarrondo, Sara Maria. "The Magic of Marker." Keyframe (March 22, 2014) ["Of memory, photography and future generations: Chris Marker’s past and our future."]

"Mistress America / Top 5 Desert Island Directors." Filmspotting #552 (August 28, 2015)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Resources for September 13, 2015

Bernstein, Paula. "Oscar Winner Laura Poitras on How Field of Vision Will Change Documentary Filmmaking." IndieWire (September 10, 2015)

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

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

Greenwald, Glenn. "Do Adults Have a Privacy Right to Use Drugs? Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides." The Intercept (September 10, 2015)

Pershan, Caleb. "Corporate Ad Mocking Burning Man's Corporate Influence Is So Accurate That Burning Man Might Sue." SFist (Spetember 11, 2015)

"The Counted: People Killed by Police in the US." The Guardian (2015: Ongoing Archive)





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."]

Zenou, Theo. "Hugo: The Invention of Dreams." Double Exposure 1.1 (2014)

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

"The End of the Tour / Top 5 Movies About Writers (Revisited)." Filmspotting #550 (August 14, 2015)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Water (Canada/India: Deepa Mehta, 2005)




Water (Canada/India: Deepa Mehta, 2005: 117 mins)

Burton, David F. "Fire, Water and The Goddess: The Films of Deepa Mehta and Satyajit Ray as Critiques of Hindu Patriarchy>" The Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

Gravestock, Steve. "Deepa Mehta completes her celebrated elements trilogy with Water." Take One (September-December 2005)

Jaidka, Manju. A Critical Study of Deepa Mehta's Elemental Trilogy: Fire, Earth and Water. New Delhi: Readworthy, 2011.

Mayer, Andre. "Digging Deepa: Canadian Filmmaker Shines with Water." CBC (November 2005): Reprinted in Annual Editions: Film 2007/2008: 183-184 [Available in BCTC Library: PN 1993 A6285]

Mennon, Rajiv Kannan. "Unheard Screams and Silent Acceptance: Modern Cinematic Representations of Subaltern Women." Widescreen (2009)

Mukherjee, Tutun. "Deepa Mehta's Film Water: The Power of the Dialectical Image." Canadian Journal of Film Studies 17.2 (Fall/Autumn 2008): 35-47.






















Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Resources for September 8, 2015

Hill, Erin and Brian Hu. "In Response to the AFI: Top 100 American Films by Women Directors." Mediascape (Spring 2007)





Berrett, Trevor, David Blakeslee and Scott Nye. "Krzystof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronique." CriterionCast #162 (August 3, 2015)

Ryan Gallagher, et al. "Ishiro Honda's Godzilla." CriterionCast #120 (March 25, 2012)

Marsh, James, et al. "Terry Jones' Monty Python's Life of Brian." CriterionCast #121 (April 5, 2012)


Wes Anderson // Centered from kogonada on Vimeo.




Coates, Ta-Nehisi. "On Police Brutality: 'The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New.'" Democracy Now (September 7, 2015) ["Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of an explosive new book about white supremacy and being black in America. Titled "Between the World and Me," it is written as a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In July, Ta-Nehisi Coates launched the book in his hometown of Baltimore. He spoke at the historic Union Baptist Church."]











Sunday, September 6, 2015

Resources for September 6, 2015

Russon,Mary Ann. "A new app that lets users' friends 'virtually walk them home at night' is exploding in popularity." Business Insider (September 3, 2015)

"Michael Swanwick and His Two Rogues." Coode Street Podcast #243 (July 31, 2015) ["This week we welcome very special guest Michael Swanwick, discussing his new 'Darger and Surplus' novel Chasing the Phoenix, the origins of the Darger and Surplus stories, his long-ago discussions with Fritz Leiber about whether the Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser stories were actually horror stories, collaborating with Eilieen Gunn, William Gibson, and others, and what it was like to work with legendary editors Terry Carr and Gardner Dozois, plus other random-but-related topics."]





Whiplash (USA: Damien Chazelle, 2014: 107 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)





Spade, Dean. "Trans Justice." Counterspin (August 13, 2015) ["Exploring the particular struggles that affect gender non-conforming people requires asking some difficult questions, not just about this country’s attitudes toward gender but about its respect for human rights."]

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

LaFrance, Adrienne. "When Robots Hallucinate." The Atlantic (September 3, 2015) ["What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?"]

Prather, Paul. "Seeking a perfect Christian presidential candidate? I have some ideas." Herald-Leader (September 5, 2015)

Bernstein, Paula. "At This Free Film Festival, The Filmmakers Sleep in Tents." IndieWire (September 4, 2015)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Whiplash (USA: Damien Chazelle, 2014)




Whiplash (USA: Damien Chazelle, 2014: 107 mins)

Becknell, Sarah. "Whiplash: Perfection is Immolation." Dialogic Cinephilia (April 13, 2015)

Bond, Lewis. "Whiplash Movie Review." (Posted on Youtube: January 18, 2015)

Chazelle, Damian. Whiplash The Close-Up #7 (November 2014)

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

Wickman, Forrest. "What Whiplash Gets Wrong About Genius, Work, and the Charlie Parker Myth." Browbeat (October 11, 2014)














Resources for September 5, 2015

Abramson, Seth. "Hawkeye, Normcore Avenger: A (Mellow) Revolution from Marvel Comics' Matt Fraction and David Aja>" Press Play (October 22, 2014)

Gourarie, Chava. "How an Ohio reporter helped convict more than 100 rapists." Columbia Journalism Review (September 2, 2015)





"Katrina: 10 Years of Media Neglect." Counterspin (August 21, 2015)





Morrison, Bill. "On Film: Decasia." On Film (July 5, 2014) ["... Bill Morrison, who wrote, directed, edited, and produced the 2002 film "Decasia," which was recently added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry. The experimental film consists of pieces of film that are in various states of decomposition. Bill says the images are meant to invite the viewer's mind to wander. In this online exclusive extended interview, Bill explains the connections that tie the sequences together, despite the fact that there is no narrative arc. He also discusses how the movie grew out of a request to visually accompany a new symphony."]





"50+ Films about Women That Will Change The Way You See The World." Films for Action (August 4, 2015)

Sepinwall, Alan. "True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto looks back on season 1." HitFix (March 10, 2014)

Buder, Emily. "5 Most Daring Portrayals of Female Coming-of-Age Sexuality in Movies." IndieWire (August 7, 2015)

"New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use." Open Culture (March 31, 2014)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ENG 281 Fall 2015 Responses

(The tally of responses include Hannah Arendt, Meek's Cutoff, and Selma)

David Abraham 8
Emerald Brown 7
De'shandria Cruse 10
Corey Dotson 3
Lance Heine 2
Elizabeth Johnson 13
Zachary Johnson 20
Patrick Maloney 10
Anna Mirgieva 9
Kayla Pigg 20
Ryan Rivard 22
Becki Tonges 21
Alice Wang 15


Chocolat (France/Cameroon: Claire Denis, 1988: 105 mins)
[Becki Tonges; Anna Mirgieva; Kayla Pigg; Brian Woodard; Zachary Johnson; Alice Wang; Ryan Rivard; Elizabeth Johnson]

American Psycho (USA: Mary Harron, 2000: 102 mins)
[Patrick Maloney; Anna Mirgieva; Jacob Agato; Kayla Pigg; Becki Tonges; Brian Woodard; Lance Heine; David Abraham; De'Shandria Cruise; Zachary Johnson; Alice Wang; Ryan Rivard; Emerald Brown; Elizabeth Johnson]

Frida (USA/Canada/Mexico: Julie Taymor, 2002: 123 mins) [Elizabeth Johnson; Zachary Johnson; Alice Wang; Emerald Brown; De'Shandria Cruse; Lance Heine; Becki Tonges; Kayla Pigg; Ryan Rivard; Anna Mirgieva; Patrick Maloney]

The End of the Tour (USA: James Ponsoldt, 2015: 106 mins) [Zachary Johnson]

Hiroshima mon amour (France/Japan: Alain Resnais, 1959: 90 mins) [Zachary Johnson]

Water (Canada/India: Deepa Mehta, 2005: 117 mins) [Ryan Rivard; Zachary Johnson; Alice Wang; Elizabeth Johnson; Kayla Pigg; Becki Tonges; Anna Mirgieva]

Set up of google share do with listing of extra credit films and where they can be seen [Zachary Joshnson]

Timbuktu (France/Mauritania: Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014: 97 mins) [Zachary Johnson; Becki Tonges]

Solaris (Soviet Union: Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972: 167 mins) [Zachary Johnson]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (USA: Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014: 101 mins) [Zachary Johnson]

Eyes Wide Shut (UK/USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1999: 153 mins) [Corey Dotson suggestion; Becki Tonges; Corey Dotson]

Sense8 (Netflix: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 2015: 12 episodes) [David Abraham; Kayla Pigg 2; Becki Tonges 2; Elizabeth Johnson; Alice Wang 2; Ryan Rivard 2; De'Shandria Cruse; Anna Mirgieva]

Turn Me On, Dammit (Norway: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, 2011: 76 mins) [De'Shandria Cruse; Kayla Pigg; David Abraham; Anna Mirgieva; Becki Tonges; Alice Wang; Emerald Brown; Elizabeth Johnson; Zachary Johnson; Ryan Rivard]

Polytechnique (Canada: Denis Villeneuve, 2009: 77 mins) [Becki Tonges]

I Am Curious: Yellow [Becki Tonges; Zachary Johnson; Kayla Pigg; Ryan Rivard]

Mulholland Dr [Becki Tonges; Zachary Johnson; Corey Dotson; Ryan Rivard (2 credits -- also wrote a response to it]

Crimson Peak [Ryan Rivard; Kayla Pigg]

Mad Max: Fury Road [Becki Tonges; Kayla Pigg 2; Ryan Rivard]

Fish Tank [Elizabeth Johnson; Alice Wang; Becki Jo; Zachary Johnson; Ryan Rivard; Kayla Pigg; David Abraham]

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears [Ryan Rivard; Becki Tonges; De'shandria Cruse; David Abraham; Emerald Brown; Anna Migierva; Alice Wang; Elizabeth Johnson; Kayla Pigg; Zachary Johnson]

Even the Rain [Beck Jo; David Abraham; De'shandria Cruse; Elizabeth Johnson; Kayla Pigg; Anna Mirgieva; Alice Wang; Zachary Johnson; Ryan Rivard]

Zero Dark Thirty [Patrick Maloney; Ryan Rivard; David Abraham; Emerald Brown; De'shandria Cruse; Alice Wang; Elizabeth Johnson; Kayla Pigg]

The Duke of Burgundy [Ryan Rivard; Patrick Maloney 2; Zachary Johnson]

The Game [Becki Tonges; Ryan Rivard]

Lourdes [Becki Tonges]

Kayla [Ex Machina; Heartbeats]

All That Jazz [Ryan Rivard; Patrick Maloney; Becki Tonges]

Dressed to Kill [Anna Mirgieva; Patrick Maloney; Alice Wang]

Resources for September 3, 2015

Hackman, Rose. "Denali is a victory, but US communities are still rebranded to be 'white friendly'." The Guardian (September 1, 2015)





Arrowood, Emily. "Here Are The Conservative Pundits Branding Black Lives Matter A 'Hate Group'." Media Matters (September 2, 2015)


Smith, Gavin. "Interview: Claire Denis." Film Comment (January/February 2006) ["With its luminous images and globe-trotting narrative, The Intruder is one of the year's most compelling movie experiences."]


"Experts have said that we are heading towards a future where privacy is dead. Do humans have any say in the matter? Dan talks encryption, personal security vs collective security, and dreams he has."






Eggert, Brian. "Ace in the Hole (1951)." Deep Focus Review (July 17, 2007)

Nebraska (USA: Alexander Payne, 2013: 115 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Bailey, Jason. "The Premature Death of Physical Media — and the Cult Home Video Labels Keeping It Alive." Flavorwire (September 2, 2015)

Hudson, David. "Locarno 2015 | Athina Rachel Tsangari’s CHEVALIER." Keyframe (August 13, 2015)

"Kim Stanley Robinson and Aurora." The Coode Street Podcast #238 (June 27, 2015) ["This week we are joined by Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss generation starships, how we might live in space, how space opera is becoming a subset of fantasy and his exciting new novel Aurora."]

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nebraska (USA: Alexander Payne, 2013)




Nebraska (USA: Alexander Payne, 2013: 115 mins)

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

Ventura, Elbert. "State of the Union: Nebraska." Reverse Shot #34 (2013)

Vera, Noel. "Nebraska (Alexander Payne)." Critic After Dark (February 27, 2014)














Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Resources for September 2, 2015

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

Chazelle, Damian. Whiplash The Close-Up #7 (November 2014)

Fox, Margalit. "Amelia Boynton Robinson, a Pivotal Figure at the Selma March, Dies at 104." The New York Times (August 27, 2015)

A Touch of Sin (China: Jia Zhangke, 2013: 133 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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








The Work of Stanley Kubrick from Stefano Westerling on Vimeo.







Singer, Olivia. "Lessons We Can Learn from Daisies." AnOther (July 3, 2015)

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (Belgium/France/Luxembourg: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2013)




The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (Belgium/France/Luxembourg: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2013: 102 mins)

Anderson, Jason. "Black, White, and Giallo: Forzani & Cattet’s The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears." Cinema-Scope (2013)

Cattet, Hélène and Bruno Forzani. "Dario Argento Video Essay." Twitch (December 3, 2013)

Janisse, Kier-La. "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (TIFF Movie Review)." Fangoria (September 14, 2013)

King, Mike. "A Strange Soundtrack for Your Body's Ears." Cinematheque (October 21, 2014)

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

Rupe, Shade. "Bruno Forzani: This Old (Surrealist) House." Keyframe (September 4, 2014)

Sélavy, Virginie. "Interview with Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani." Electric Sheep (April 10, 2014)

---. "The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears." Electric Sheep (April 10, 2014)

"The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears." Critics Roundup (Ongoing Archive)

Wright, Stuart. "Blanck Mass Re-Score: The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears." Electric Sheep (July 8, 2015)