Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Branded to Kill (Japan: Seijun Suzuki, 1967)




Branded to Kill (Japan: Seijun Suzuki, 1967: 91 mins)

"Branded by Design." Current (December 15, 2011)

"Branded to Kill." The Projection Booth #108 (April 2, 2013)

Dessem, Matthew. "Branded to Kill."  The Criterion Contraption #38 (September 4, 2005)

Gallagher, Ryan, James McCormick and Justin Vactor. "Seijun Suzuki's Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill." Criterion Cast #125 (June 24, 2012)

Julier, Jason. "Eastern Premise #36: Branded to Kill." Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second (October 27, 2011)

Klymkiw, Greg. "Tokyo Drifter and Branded to Kill." The Film Corner (February 8, 2014)

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)

Rayns, Tony. "Branded to Kill: Reductio Ad Absurdum." Current (December 13, 2011)

Suzuki, Seijun. "Interview." Midnight Eye (October 11, 2001)

"Terror and Architecture in Branded to Kill." The Tiger Manifesto (September 19, 2014)

Tunningley, Sam. "An interview with BRANDED TO KILL director Seijun Suzuki (1997)." The Seventh Art (November 5, 2013)

Zorn, John. "Branded to Kill." Current (February 22, 1999)




















Monday, December 28, 2015

The Tribe (Ukraine/Netherlands: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, 2014)




The Tribe (Ukraine/Netherlands: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, 2014: 132 mins)

Bergeron, Michael. "The Tribe: Interview with Miroslav Slaboshpitsky." Free Press Houston (July 22, 2015)

Bradshaw, Peter. "The Tribe – deaf-school drama is shocking, violent and unique." The Guardian (October 17, 2014)

Davis, Lennard J. "The Sound and the Fury: On Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's film 'The Tribe'." Los Angeles Review of Books (May 2, 2015)

Dowd, A.A. "The Tribe is an audacious experiment in sign-language cinema." A.V. Club (June 16, 2015)

Kohn, Eric. "How the Director of 'The Tribe' Made a Movie in Sign Language Without Speaking It." IndieWire (June 16, 2015)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Tribe." Roger Ebert (June 17, 2015)

Tatarska, Anna. "Signs of the Times: The Tribe." Keyframe (July 22, 2015)

Tobias, Scott. "The Tribe." The Dissolve (June 16, 2015)

The Tribe Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)
























Sunday, December 27, 2015

Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Taiwan: Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)




Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Taiwan: Tsai Ming-liang, 2003: 82 mins)

Atkinson, Sarah. "Goodbye Dragon Inn." The Cinematologists #6 (May 13, 2015)

Brailsford, Zachary Phillip, et al. "Tsai Ming-liang." Syndromes and a Cinema (August 28, 2011)

Brody, Richard. "Movie of the Week: Goodbye, Dragon Inn." The New Yorker (September 30, 2014)

Goodbye, Dragon Inn Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Totaro, Donato. "Tsai Ming-liang Retrospective." Offscreen 9.4 (April 2005)

Villiers, Nicholas de. "Leaving the Cinema: Metacinematic Cruising in Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn." Jump Cut #50 (Spring 2008)





Sunday, December 20, 2015

All That Jazz (USA: Bob Fosse, 1979)




All That Jazz (USA: Bob Fosse, 1979: 123 mins)

Als, Hilton. "All That Jazz: Stardust." Current (August 5, 2014)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "The Bob Fosse Experience (1968 - 1983)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #138 (February 1, 2017)

Aradillas, Aaron. "'On Broadway' and All That Jazz." Slant (December 28, 2007)

Bradley, S.A. "Killed by Death." Hellbent for Horror #33 (February 27, 2017)

Ketchum, Kevin. "Bye Bye Life: All That Jazz as Film Criticism." Movie Mezzanine (December 19, 2014)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #4: The Hanged Man." Acidemic  (February 12, 2012)

"The Mind-Bending Cinema of All That Jazz." Current (August 22, 2014)

Murray, Noel. "All That Jazz." The Dissolve (September 8, 2014)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "All That Fosse: All Those Echoes of All That Jazz." The New York Times (December 23, 2009)

---. "Why My Video Essay About All That Jazz is not on the Criterion Blu-Ray." MZS. (September 25, 2014)











Friday, December 18, 2015

There Will Be Blood (USA: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)




There Will Be Blood (USA: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007: 158 mins)

Anderson, Paul Thomas. "On His Filmmaking and Films." WTF #565 (January 5, 2015)

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

Buckle, Andy. "Critical Analysis: There Will be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)." The Film Emporium (October 9, 2010)

Cassidy, Brendan and J.D. Duran. "There Will Be Blood, Top 5 Movies of 2007." InSession Film #236 (August 29, 2017)

Dargis, Manohla. "There Will Be Blood: An American Primitive, Forged in a Crucible of Blood and Oil." The New York Times (December 26, 2007)

Ebert, Roger. "There Will Be Blood." Chicago Sun-Times (January 3, 2008)

Fidler, John. "There Will Be Blood." Senses of Cinema #74 (February 2015)

Foley, Darren. "Paul Thomas Anderson Trilogy." Must See Films (2013)

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

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

Lee, Kevin B. "The Career of Paul Thomas Anderson in Five Shots." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

Monotreme. "Why PT Anderson is a genius: A critical analysis of There Will Be Blood." JoBlo (October 1, 2010)


Murray, Terry. "There Will Be Blood: A Hollywood hero beyond good and evil." Philosophy Now #74 (2009)

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

Sinclair, Upton. Oil!  libcom [1927 novel]

Stephenson, Hunter. "There Will Be Blood." Slash Film (February 29, 2008)

Swinney, Jacob T. "A Video Essay on Paul Thomas Anderson's Provocative Use of the Long Shot." Press Play (January 30, 2015)

Vahdani, Alirehza. "There Will Be Blood: A Study in Mise en Scène." Offscreen 15.8 (August 2011)

Wang, Lorenzo. "A Critical Analysis of There Will Be Blood: Intensional Godhood." Noisewar Internetlainen (January 28, 2008)






There Will Be Blood / Through Numbers from Ali Shirazi on Vimeo.



There will be blood Analysis from MUST SEE FILMS on Vimeo.

























Monday, December 14, 2015

The Duke of Burgundy (UK: Peter Strickland, 2014)




The Duke of Burgundy (UK: Peter Strickland, 2014: 104 mins)

Bowen, Chuck. "The Duke of Burgundy." Slant (October 7, 2015)

Bradshaw, Peter. "The Duke of Burgundy review – A moving story of love on the wing." The Guardian (February 19, 2015)

Brown, Heather. "Love and BDSM Meet in The Duke of Burgundy." Bitch Flicks (May 8, 2015)

The Duke of Burgundy Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Hoffman, Jordan. "The Duke of Burgundy: Filthy and fraught with genuine emotion." The Guardian (September 7, 2014)

López, Cristina Álvarez. "The Anatomy of a ‘Safe’ Film: THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY." Keyframe (June 21, 2015) 

Romney, Jonathan. "The Duke of Burgundy review – Erotic, neurotic and utterly individual." The Observer (February 22, 2015)

Rupe, Shade. "Beyond Exploitation: Peter Strickland’s THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY." Keyframe (January 26, 2015)

Smith, Justine. "Video: Women of 2015, Trading Places." Keyframe (December 19, 2015)

Stafford, Mark. "The Duke of Burgundy." Electric Sheep Magazine (October 9, 2014)

Zacharek, Stephanie. "The Duke of Burgundy is a Delicious Evocation of Seventies Erotica." The Village Voice (January 21, 2015)




















Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Resources for December 9, 2015

Strahan, Jonathan. "Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora." The Coode Street Podcast (August 28, 2015)

Krugman, Paul. "Robert Reich: Challenging the Oligarchy." The New York Review of Books (December 17, 2015)

Steele, Jonathan. "The Syrian Kurds are Winning!" The New York Review of Books (December 3, 2015)

Davis, Lennard J. "The Sound and the Fury: On Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's film 'The Tribe'." Los Angeles Review of Books (May 2, 2015)

Zhou, Xin. "ND/NF Interview: Vivian Qu." Film Comment (March 28, 2014)

Grady, Pam. "Ho Ho No! - It’s a not-so-wonderful life: A collection of cracked holiday movies." Keyframe (December 5, 2015)

Friedman, Julia. "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter." Los Angeles Review of Books (April 13, 2015)

Popova, Maria. "Why Look at Animals: John Berger on What Our Relationship with Our Fellow Beings Reveals About Us." Brain Pickings (April 1, 2014)

Misra, Sulagna. "20 Marvel Firsts in Jessica Jones." Vulture (November 24, 2015)

Bocko, Joel. "Lured in by Lynch and Rivette." Keyframe (December 8, 2015)





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Resources for December 8, 2015

Evans, Guy. "Edward Bernays - Propaganda (1928)." Smells Like Human Spirit (2013) ["Edward Bernays, born in Vienna in 1891 and famously the nephew of Sigmund Freud, was perhaps the pioneer in the field of Public Relations, and highly influential in providing the framework for modern advertising. His work aimed to convince people to want things that they didn’t need, and in the process, link their unconscious desires to the consumption of mass produced goods. This in turn, it was theorized, could be used to control the masses, as by keeping them distracted on frivolous happenings and relatively unimportant wants, they wouldn’t interfere with the activities of what he called ‘the important few’. All the while, he was remarkably candid about his intent. In one of his first books, ‘Propaganda’ (1928), he coined the term ‘engineering of consent’ to describe his technique for controlling the masses. In this podcast series, Guy Evans examines just how influential these ideas were, and details the resulting impact in relation to public relations, advertising, celebrity culture, and democracy itself."]

Bates, Rebecca. "Different Ways of Lying: An Interview with Jesse Ball." The Paris Review (April 3, 2014)







Los Angeles, the City in Cinema: Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984) from Colin Marshall on Vimeo.


O'Hehir, Andrew. "Errol Morris on Rumsfeld, the truth and The Unknown Known.” Salon (April 2, 2014)






Leigh, Mike. "Anatomy of a Scene: Happy-Go-Lucky." The New York Times (August 4, 2010)

Koresky, Michael. "Dressed to Kill: The Power of Two." Current (September 8, 2015)

Kilkenny, Katie. "Geeking Out to Hitchcock/Truffaut."  Los Angeles Review of Books (December 5, 2015)

Bailey, Jason. " Errol Morris’ ‘Unknown Known’: Donald Rumsfeld and the Limits of Self-Deception." Flavorwire (April 2, 2014)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Resources for December 7, 2015

Smith, Imogen Sara. "In a Lonely Place." The Cinephiliacs #28 (November 17, 2013) ["While it can be fun to talk to critics who spend their time keeping up with contemporary cinema, Peter is glad to bring on Imogen Sara Smith, who has always dived into cinema's past worlds. The author of Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy and In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City talks about her initial love of film via the Great Stoneface, her desire to write long in order to thoroughly engage with a topic, and her love of Pre-Code's subversive pleasures. The two also dive deeply into the many ends and odds of the strange cycle of film noir, engaging with questions of genre, psychology, and some underrated hits, before ending with one of noir's canonical masterpieces: Nicholas Ray's In A Lonely Place, a film so brutal in its depiction of love by being at first so intoxicating."]

Atkinson, Sarah, Dario Llinares and Neil Fox. "Goodbye Dragon Inn." The Cinematologists #6 (May 13, 2015)

Llinares, Dario and Neil Fox. "The Thing; The Fly; Rollerball; (Sci-Fi Special Part 1)." The Cinematologists #7 (June 4, 2015) ["The Fly, Demon Seed, The Thing and Rollerball are all discussed in the context of what the science fiction as a key cinema genre. Neil and Dario touch upon the tropes of hard v soft sic-fi, artificial intelligence, the fear of technology, metaphors of alien invasion and control of reproduction, along with many other of the fundamental elements of the sic-fi genre."]


Greene, Steve. "The Best Indie Movies of 2015 So Far, According to the Criticwire Network." Indiewire (Last updated December 4, 2015)

Llinares, Dario and Neil Fox. "Pacific Rim (Sci-fi Special, Pt. 2)" The Cinematologists (June 26, 2015)

Born on the Fourth of July (USA: Oliver Stone, 1989: 145 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)





Greene, Steve. "The Best Documentaries of 2015, According to the Criticwire Network." Indiewire (Last updated December 4, 2015)

Leigh, Mike. "Mr. Turner." The Close Up (January 2015)

Reznor, Trent and Atticus Ross. "Gone Girl." The Close Up (January 2015)

Burton, Tim. "The Corpse Bride." The Close Up (January 2015)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Born on the Fourth of July (USA: Oliver Stone, 1989)




Born on the Fourth of July (USA: Oliver Stone, 1989: 145 mins)

Canby, Vincent. "Born on the Fourth of July (1989): How an All-American Boy Went to War and Lost His Faith." The New York Times (Decmber 20, 1989)

Ebert, Roger. "Born on the Fourth of July." Chicago Sun-Times (December 20, 1989)

Kim, Jonathan. "ReThink Review: Born On the Fourth of July -- Patriotism Redefined." The Huffington Post (May 31, 2010)

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

Kreisler, Harry. "History and the Movies: Conversation with Oliver Stone." Conversations with History (April 17 and June 27, 1999)

Lee, Kevin B. and Matt Zoller Seitz. "Arsenic and Apple Pie: Patriotism and Propaganda in Born on the Fourth of July [Oliver Stone, Part 1]." Moving Image Source (October 14, 2008)

---. "Unreliable Narratives: JFK and the Power of Counter-Myth. [Oliver Stone, Part 2]." Moving Image Source (October 15, 2008)

---. "Fear and Self-Loathing: Nixon and the Unmaking of a President [Oliver Stone, Part 3]." Moving Image Source (October 16, 2008)

---. "Empire of the Son: War and civilization in Alexander, and an epilogue on W [Oliver Stone, Part 4]." Moving Image Source (October 17, 2008)

Schager, Nick. "Tom Cruise delivers his best performance in Born On The Fourth Of July." A.V. Club (January 5, 2015)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Born on the Fourth of July." The Cinephiliacs (July 29, 2012)




















Saturday, December 5, 2015

Resources for December 5, 2015




Gertz, Matt and Zachary Pleat. ""Inflammatory, Irresponsible": US Muslim Organization Decries New York Post's 'Muslim Killers' Front Page." Media Matters (December 4, 2015)

Cranston, Bryan. "Trumbo." Charlie Rose (November 5, 2015)

Bettany, Paul, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. "Shelter." Charlie Rose (November 12, 2015)

Jones, Jonathan. "Is The Grand Budapest Hotel's 'Boy with Apple' artwork plausible?" The Guardian (March 7, 2014)





Glenn Greenwald: Journalist & Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Noam Chomsky: Linguist/Political Economy/History/Philosopher/Cognitive Scientist Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Greene, Steve. "The Best Foreign-Language Films of 2015, According to the Criticwire Network." Indiewire (July 31, 2015)

Simpson, Craig. "Paris, Texas." The Cinephiliacs #27 (October 20, 2013)




Roos, Jerome. "In each other we trust: Coining alternatives to capitalism." ROAR (March 31, 2014)

Cheshire, Godfrey. "Special Episode - Andrew Sarris Roundtable." The Cinephiliacs (October 30, 2013)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Resources for December 4, 2015

Jaffer, Jameel. "A Decade-Old Gag Order, Lifted." ACLU (November 30, 2015)

Crimson Peak (USA: Guillermo del Toro, 2015) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Brown, Alleen. "Under House Arrest, A Climate Activist Waits Out the Paris Conference." The Intercept (November 30, 2015)








Wilmore, Larry. "Larry Wilmore’s ‘Goodnight Slavery’ Teaches Kids What Their Textbooks Leave Out." (Posted on Splitsider: December 2, 2015)

Crain, Cameron. "Microfascism." The Mantle (June 5, 2013)

"Jerry Maguire." The Canon #4 (November 24, 2014)

Osnos, Evan. "When Gun Violence Meets Ideology." The New Yorker (December 2, 2015)

Sierzputowski, Kate. "Brandalism: 82 Artists Install 600 Fake Ads Across Paris to Protest the COP21 Climate Conference." Colossal (November 30, 2015)

Keaton, Michael, et al.  "Spotlight." Charlie Rose (November 1, 2015)

Abrahamson, Lenny, et al. "Room." Charlie Rose (October 29, 2015)