Saturday, June 20, 2015

Resources for June 20, 2015







"Faults." The Film Stage #134 (March 23, 2015)

Berman, Judy. "What Dogme 95 Did for Women Directors." The Dissolve (April 22, 2015)

Rogers, Nathaniel. "Women's Pictures - Agnes Varda's Le Bonheur." The Film Experience (June 19, 2015)

Dean, Paul. "Drones and the Future of Surveillance." The Sociological Cinema (December 24, 2013)

McCahill, Mike. "21st Century Directors You Need to Know About: Andrea Arnold." Movie Mail (February 27, 2014)

Fish Tank (UK: Andrea Arnold, 2009) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Lee, Kevin B. "Xavier Dolan: Love Bursts." Keyframe (June 19, 2015) ["Stylized moments in a majestic film, LAURENCE ANYWAYS."]

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

Kevin B. Lee: Video Essays (Ongoing Archive)

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

---. "Bruce Lee, Before and After the Dragon." Keyframe (July 18, 2013)

---. "The Best Video Essays of 2014." Keyframe (December 29, 2014)

---. "Better than BOYHOOD? Ten Best Films of 2014." Keyframe (December 13, 2014)

---. "Beyond Bechdel: Testing Feminism in Film." (Posted on Vimeo: July 2014)

---. "Beyond Hugo: The First Movie Magicians." (Posted on Youtube: February 28, 2012)

---. "Breaking Down the Beatles in A Hard Day Night: The Fab Four get quantified in the classic opening of their breakout film debut." Keyframe (February 28, 2015)

---. "Bruce Lee, Before and After the Dragon." Keyframe (July 18, 2013) ["From orphan child star to kung fu clones: on the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, a look at the bizarre bookends of his legendary career."]

---. "The Career of Paul Thomas Anderson." (Posted on Vimeo: 2013)

---. "Chris Marker's Image Index." Keyframe (March 21, 2014)

---. "Deceptive Surfaces: The brilliantly no-nonsense filmmaking of Christian Petzold." Keyframe (January 15, 2016)

---. "Ebert and Herzog." Keyframe (April 10, 2014) ["Reflecting on Roger Ebert through his own words on one of cinema’s greatest."]

---."The Essay Film - Some Thoughts of Discontent." Sight and Sound (September 7, 2015)

---. "Essential Viewing: Claire Denis on 35 Shots of Rum." Keyframe (August 9, 2011)

---. "Essential Viewing: Roger Ebert on 35 Shots of Rum Keyframe (August 9, 2011)

---. "Every Fight in Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster, Ranked." (Posted on Youtube: August 29, 2013)

---. "Experimental Fireworks in the Land of Free Radicals: ‘Independent’ is not so much a genre as a state of mind." Keyframe (July 2, 2013)

---. "How Carl Dreyer Created a Cinematic Uncanny." (Posted on Youtube: May 19, 2013)

---. "Into the Void: Films by Rick Alverson." Keyframe (June 12, 2015)

---. "Jem Cohen’s Ground-Level Artistry (Video Essay)." Keyframe (June 27, 2013) ["A look at two brilliantly genuine Jem Cohen bookends, the punk-rock loud INSTRUMENT and his gallery quiet MUSEUM HOURS."]

---. "Keith Uhlich’s Cinema Breakdown (Video)." Keyframe (July 10, 2013) ["If Uhlich’s sensibilities are startling, they are also immensely sincere: A close look at Jonathan Mostow’s BREAKDOWN and other cinematic traumas."]

---. "Keyframe: The Year in Video Essays." Keyframe (December 28, 2014)

---. "Laura Poitras, Lives on the Line (Video)." Keyframe (August 14, 2013)

---. "L'intrus." (Posted on Youtube: August 13, 2009)

---. "Micky vs. Marky: The Same Fight Twice." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012) [Video essay on the 2010 film The Fighter]

---. "New Year’s Irresolutions and a Cinematic Cliff: Richard Linklater’s Slacker." Keyframe (January 4, 2013)

---. "Oliver Stone on How to Make History: Why authenticity is an unexpected through-line in this divisive director’s career." Keyframe (September 15, 2016)

---. "Oscars 2015: Video Evidence." Keyframe (February 15, 2015) ["Who deserves to win? A video essay series applies sense, cinemetrics and subjectivity to the race."]

---. "Poll: The Best Video Essays of 2015." Keyframe (December 17, 2015)

---. "Real Film Radicals." (Posted on Youtube: August 21, 2013)

---. "Return of the Classic Zombie Movie." Keyframe (October 30, 2012) ["The blank-eyed stare, the slow walk, the curse, the rot: The greatest zombie movies have something both inhuman and superhuman to teach us."]

---. "The Soundless Fury of Kate Lyn Shell." Keyframe (September 30, 2013)

---. Spaces Between Us: The 15 Best Films of 2015. Keyframe (December 1, 2015)

---. "The Spielberg Face." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

---. "The Tarantino Death Toll: What’s behind Quentin Tarantino’s obsession with killing?" (Posted on Youtube: December 17, 2015)


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

---. "The Tragic Timing of Denis Villeneuve." Keyframe (August 9, 2015) ["How cinema is given meaning and feeling through the sculpting of time."]

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

---. "Video Evidence: #OscarsSoWhite." Keyframe (February 12, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actor." Keyframe (January 19, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actress." Keyframe (January 20, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Cinematography." Keyframe (February 3, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Director." Keyframe (February 4, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Picture." Keyframe (February 8, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actor." Keyframe (January 26, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actress." Keyframe (January 28, 2016)

---. "Viewing Between the Lines in The Day He Arrives." Keyframe (March 21, 2013)

---. "The Wahlberg Effect." Keyframe (September 26, 2016)

---. "War Movies for People Who Don’t Like War Movies." Keyframe (November 11, 2015) ["Even the staunchest ‘anti-war’ movies glorify killing fields. In MARWENCOL and LA FRANCE, we find a few key exceptions to the rule."]

---. "What Are the Best Films of the Decade So Far? Nearly 300 Critics Picked These." Slate (January 8, 2015)

---. "What is 'Lynchian.'" Keyframe (December 10, 2015) ["What defines the unmistakeable cinema of David Lynch? Is it a set of themes and obsessions found throughout his lengthy career? Is it a visual style marked by iconic images? Signature moments that produce extraordinary moods? This video essay explores these questions, using text from David Lynch: The Man from Another Place, the acclaimed new book by Dennis Lim, published by New Harvest Books."]

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

---. "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."]

---. "Xavier Dolan: Love Bursts." Keyframe (June 19, 2015) ["Stylized moments in a majestic film, LAURENCE ANYWAYS."]

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fish Tank (UK/Netherlands: Andrea Arnold, 2009)



Fish Tank (UK/Netherlands: Andrea Arnold, 2009: 123 mins)

Ahmed, Omar. "FISH TANK (Dir. Andrea Arnold, 2009, UK) - Broken Britain." The Accents of Cinema (October 21, 2010)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "The Andrea Arnold Connection (2006 - 2016)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #131 (January 4, 2017)

Christie, Ian. Fish Tank: An England Story." The Current (February 23, 2011)

Ebert, Roger. "Fish Tank." (February 3, 2010)

Emerson, Jim. "The otherworldly terrain of Fish Tank." Scanners (February 2, 2011)

Grant, Catherine. "Un/Contained: A Video Essay on Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Hynes, Eric. "The Girl Can't Help It: Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank." IndieWire (January 12, 2010)

Lenten, Jessica. "Phenomenology and the films of Andrea Arnold." Real/Reej (August 1, 2012)

McCahill, Mike. "21st Century Directors You Need to Know About: Andrea Arnold." Movie Mail (February 27, 2014)

McCalmount, Jonathan. "Fish Tank (2009) – The Ambiguities of Age." Ruthless Culture (January 9, 2010)

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









Thursday, June 18, 2015

Resources for June 19, 2015

Jaising, Shakti. "Cinema and Neoliberalism: Network Form and the Politics of Connection in Icíar Bollaín’s Even the Rain." Jump Cut #56 (Winter 2014/2015)





"Mad Max: Fury Road / Top 5 Car Scenes." Filmspotting #539 (May 22, 2015)

Grady, Pam. "French Touch: Mia Hansen-Løve and Eden." Keyframe (June 17, 2015)

Liu, Ken. "Silkpunk." Locus (May 10, 2015)

"Slow West / Top 5 Movie Posters." Filmspotting #538 (May 15, 2015)





Posner, Sarah. "Terror in South Carolina." Religion Dispatches (June 18, 2015)

Wideman, John Edgar. "Whose War: The Color of Terror." Harper's (March 2003)

Eichler-Levine, Jodi. "What Should Truly Disturb Us About Game of Thrones's Child Sacrifice." Religion Dispatches (June 11, 2015)

Sabo, Lee Weston. "Notes on a Stupid Dinosaur Movie: Jurassic World and the Hollywood Blockbuster." Bright Lights Film Journal (June 15, 2015)

Taubin, Amy. "Army of Shadows: Out of the Shadows." Criterion (May 14, 2007)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Resources for June 16, 2015

Harper, Tom. "Reports: Russia, China have files leaked by Snowden." CNN (June 14, 2015) [Admission by Harper that they do no really know the accuracy of what they Sunday times is reporting on these files and that they are simply repeating what the government tells them to say. This story broke in the USA and was reported as if it was an uncontested fact.]





Linebaugh, Peter. "What Do 800-Year-Old Magna Carta & Black Lives Matter Have in Common? A People’s Historian Explains." Democracy Now (June 15, 2015)

Vidal, John. "Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate." The Guardian (June 13, 2015) ["The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?"]

Ahmad, Aalya. "Feminist Spaces in Horrific Places: Teaching Gender and Horror Cinema." Offscreen 18.6/7 (July 2014)

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

The Babadook (Australia: Jennifer Kent, 2014) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Martin, Eddie. "All This Mayhem." Final Cut (January 8, 2015)

Spierig, Michael and Peter Spierig. "Predestination." Final Cut (January 15, 2015)

Forsyth, Iain and Jane Pollard. "20,000 Days on Eart." Final Cut (January 22, 2015)

The Babadook (Australia: Jennifer Kent, 2014)




The Babadook (Australia: Jennifer Kent, 2014: 93 mins)

Dowd, A.A. "Why was The Babadook’s Essie Davis never a viable Best Actress candidate?" A.V. Club (January 13, 2015)

Kent, Jennifer. "Babadook." Final Cut (January 1, 2015)

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

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

Reilly, Phoebe. "From Babadook to Raw: The Rise of the Modern Female Horror Filmmaker." Rolling Stone (October 27, 2016)









Monday, June 15, 2015

Resources for June 15, 2015

Mock, Brentin. "There Are No Urban Design Courses on Race and Justice, So We Made Our Own Syllabus." City Lab (May 14, 2015) ["Black students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design say there are no design courses that consider race and justice. Here’s an outline for one."]

Colau, Ada. "From Occupying Banks to City Hall: Meet Barcelona’s New Mayor Ada Colau." Democracy Now (June 5, 2015)

Castro, Daniel and Alan McQuinn. "Beyond the USA Freedom Act: How U.S. Surveillance Still Subverts U.S. Competitiveness/" Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (June 2015)

Dorsey, Cheryl. "Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended After Manhandling Bikini-Clad Black Teen." Democracy Now (June 9, 2015)

Stewart, Ben and Peter Willcox. "The Arctic 30: How Greenpeace Activists Risked All to Stop Oil Drilling in New Climate Battleground." Democracy Now (June 9, 2015)

McGlynn, Katlya. "Jerry Seinfeld is a wimp: What his anti-P.C. tirades are really about." Salon (June 11, 2015)





Mudede, Charles. "Goodnight, Ornette Coleman." Keyframe (June 12, 2015)





Bacha, Julia and Amer Shomali. "The Wanted 18: Israel Blocks Palestinian Filmmaker from Making NYC Film Premiere About Intifada Cows." Democracy Now (June 12, 2015)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Resources for June 7, 2015

"The Counted: people Killed by Police in the US." The Guardian (2015)


Three Windows and a Hanging Official Trailer from Shkumbin Istrefi on Vimeo.







#1. Stateless Democracy: The Revolution in Rojava Kurdistan [part 1] from De Balie on Vimeo.




Doctorow, Cory. "Stability and Surveillance." Locus (March 2015)

Froomkin, Dan. "Chafee, Running for President, Calls for Snowden to be Allowed Home." The Intercept (June 3, 2015)











Robin, Corey. "Your boss wants to control your vote: The real reason to fear corporate power." Salon (June 7, 2015)

Swaine, Jon. "'Guardian' Database Highlights Underreporting Of People Killed By Police." NPR (June 5, 2015) ["NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Jon Swaine about The Guardian database on U.S. fatal police killings in 2015. The news outlet recorded figures twice as high as those reported by the FBI."]