Friday, February 26, 2016

Velvet Goldmine (UK/USA: Todd Haynes, 1998)




Velvet Goldmine (UK/USA: Todd Haynes, 1998: 124 mins)

Asher-Perrin, Emily. "Loving — Then Hating — the Alien: Velvet Goldmine." Tor (January 10, 2012)

Benyo, Crystina and Sic Ric. "Naked Lunch Radio #12 – Superstar! The Todd Haynes Story." Sound on Sight (December 8, 2008)

Bolin, Garrett. "Queer Becomings: A Visual Essay on Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Todd Haynes' Isolated Women." Press Play (November 3, 2015)

Dhand, Neil. "Velvet Goldmine – A mishmash of Citizen Kane, Ziggy Stardust, Oscar Wilde and The Wall." PopOptiq (April 13, 2011)

Leyda, Julia. ""Something That Is Dangerous and Arousing and Transgressive": An Interview with Todd Haynes." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Lusty-Cavallari, Saro. "You Have to See… Velvet Goldmine (dir. Todd Haynes, 1998)." 4:3 (January 15, 2015)

Rosebrugh, Gregory. "On Reading Velvet Goldmine as a Reaction To AIDS Activism Burnout -- And How Todd Haynes Himself Doesn't Quite Agree." Bent (January 31, 2014)

Siede, Caroline. "Velvet Goldmine captures the spirit, if not the biography, of David Bowie." A.V. Club (January 18, 2016)

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Uhlich, Keith. "Great Directors: Todd Haynes." Senses of Cinema (July 2002)

Velvet Goldmine Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

West, K. "Velvet Goldmine: The Movie." The Ziggy Stardust Companion (October 13, 2002)




















Girlhood (France: Céline Sciamma, 2014)




Girlhood (France: Céline Sciamma, 2014: 113 mins)

Brown, William. "Girlhood is remarkable – a film brimming with messages of empowerment." The Conversation (May 7, 2015)

Galibert-Laîné, Chloé. "Why Framing Matters in Movies." Keyframe (January 1, 2016)

Girlhood Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Harris, Sue. "Film of the Week: Girlhood." Sight and Sound (December 14, 2015)

Hudson, David. "Cannes 2014 | Céline Sciamma’s GIRLHOOD." Keyframe (May 15, 2014)

Kohn, Eric. "Céline Sciamma's Girlhood Is One of the Best Coming of Age Movies In Years." Indiewire (May 15, 2014)

Landry, Jenna. "Girlhood." Feminist Film Studies (April 22, 2015)

Mayer, Sophie. "'She's getting back in the frame': Interview with Céline Sciamma." The F Word (May 5, 2015)

Romney, Jonathan. "The stars of Girlhood: ‘Our poster is all over Paris, with four black faces on it…’" The Guardian (March 4, 2014)

Rossi, Jordan. "The Interview: Céline Sciamma - Girlhood." Hunger TV (May 8, 2015)

Scott, A.O. "Exploring the Limits in a Man’s World: In Girlhood, a French Adolescent Comes Out of Her Shell." The New York Times (January 3, 2015)

Wilson, Emma. "Scenes of Hurt and Rapture: Céline Sciamma's Girlhood." Film Quarterly 70.3 (Spring 2017): 10-22.

















Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Vandana Shiva: Environmentalism/Science/Philosophy/Feminism/Bioethics

Biography/Archives/Websites/Organizations:

Planet Diversity: Vandana Shiva Biography

Navdanya (Founded by Vandana Shiva)

Vandana Shiva's Personal Website

Seed Freedom

Common Dreams: Vandana Shiva Essays

South End Press: Vandana Shiva Books


Resources by/about/featuring Vandana Shiva:

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism (Media Education Foundation, 2004)

Bogado, Aura, et al. "A special one-hour program on the South Central Farm in Los Angeles – lessons in human rights, immigrant rights, ecological sustainability, and activism. We’ll hear from farmers, organizers, local reporters, and more." Uprising Radio (June 16, 2006)

Dyer, Gwynne and Vandana Shiva. "A Debate on Geoengineering." Democracy Now (July 8, 2010)

Hedges, Chris, Robert Scheer and Vandana Shiva. "On Liberalism, Economy, and Corporate Domination." Uprising Radio (October 22, 2010)

Shiva, Vandana. "Create Food Democracy, Occupy our Food Supply." The Understory (February 27, 2012)

---. "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest." AlterNet (December 10, 2012)

---. "From Seeds of Suicide to Seeds of Hope: Why Are Indian Farmers Committing Suicide and How Can We Stop This Tragedy?" Huffington Post (April 28, 2009)

---. "The Future of Food and Seed." (Posted on YouTube: 2009 Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon, on February 28, 2009)

---. "Making Peace with the Earth (City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture: November 3, 2010)

---. "On the Problem with Genetically Modified Seeds." Moyers & Company (July 13, 2012)

---. "Prop 37, GMOs, Food Sovereignty, and More." Uprising Radio (October 31, 2012)

---.Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000: 5-20.

---. "Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living." (Video posted on YouTube: March 29, 2011)

Tran, Mark. " Vandana Shiva: 'Seeds must be in the hands of farmers'- Biodiversity campaigner accuses corporate giants of trying to take over the world's seed supply through genetic engineering." Guardian (February 25, 2013)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (USA: J.J. Abrams, 2015)




Star Wars: The Force Awakens (USA: J.J. Abrams, 2015: 135 mins)

Boyson, Oscar. "What Makes Star Wars Star Wars." (Posted on Vimeo: December 2015)

Connor, J.D. "Making Things Right: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” The Los Angeles Review of Books (January 7, 2016)

Hassler-Forest, Dan. "Politicizing Star Wars: Anti-Fascism vs. Nostalgia in Rogue One." The Los Angeles Review of Books (December 26, 2016)

Jagernauth, Kevin. "Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Joins $1 Billion Club In Record Time, 'Daddy's Home' Arrives Strong In Second." The Playlist (December 27, 2015)

---. "Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Smashes Opening Weekend Record, Soars Past $500 Million Worldwide." The Playlist (December 20, 2015)

Jameson, A.D. "The Force Awakens Ain't Star Wars." The Talking Book (January 6, 2016)

Kempenaar, Adam and Josh Larsen. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Filmspotting (December 16, 2015)

Kermode, Mark. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens review – consider me conquered." The Guardian (December 20, 2015)

Nero, Dominick. "The Funny Thing About Star Wars: Is That It Actually is Funny." Keyframe (December 12, 2016)

O'Falt, Chris. "How the New 'Star Wars' Movie is Bringing Celluloid Back to Cinema." Indiewire (December 14, 2015)

O'Hehir, Andrew. "Dear “Star Wars” fans: I’m super sorry I ruined the whole thing for everybody." Salon (December 17, 2015)

Orr, Christopher. "The Force Awakens and a Critical Turnaround." The Atlantic (December 31, 2015)

Robinson, Tasha. "With Star Wars' Rey, we've reached Peak Strong Female Character: And there's nothing wrong with that." The Verge (December 19, 2015)

Schnelbach, Leah. "Women are the Champions of the Rebellion Now." TOR (December 5, 2017)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Roger Ebert (December 18, 2015)














Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vertigo (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)




Vertigo (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1958: 128 mins)

Ashkin, Jeffrey, Gabe Haggard and Lady P. "Vertigo." Flixwise #2 (March 18, 2014)

Auiler, Dan, et al. "Vertigo." The Projection Booth #286 (August 30, 2016) ["Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is a tale of obsession which has sparked an obsession in many of its viewers.Jimmy Stewart stars as John "Scottie" Ferguson, a disgraced detective who's hired by an old friend to follow his wife, Madeline (Kim Novak), who seems to have become possessed by a spirit from San Francisco's past. Professors Tania Modleski and Susan White (no relation) join Mike to discuss the film which was ranked as the best film in the world in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll. Authors Patrick McGilligan (Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light) and Dan Auiler (Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic)."]

Bateman, Conor. "The Secret Video Essays of Jenni Olson." Keyframe (Posted on Vimeo: April 2016)

Dirks, Tim. "Vertigo (1958)." Film Site (No Date)

Dyer, Jay. "Vertigo (1958) - Esoteric Analysis." Jay's Analysis (October 21, 2013)

Ebert, Roger. "Great Movie: Vertigo." Chicago Sun-Times (October 13, 1996)

Grant, Catherine. "Study of a Single Film: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo." Film Studies for Free (November 22, 2010)

Groves, Tim. "Vertigo and the Maelstrom of Criticism." Screening the Past (November 2011)

Huntjens, Joyce. "Vertigo. A vertiginous gap in reality and a woman who doesn't exist." Image and Narrative (January 2003)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #2: The Anima." Acidemic (January 29, 2012)

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

Lutgen, Lisa.  "Vertigo: A Revelation of Ideals and Truth."  (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Nedomansky, Vashi. "Evolution of the Dolly Zoom." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Samadder, Rhik. "My Favorite Hitchcock: Vertigo." The Guardian (August 10, 2012)

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

Stone, Rob. "Before Sunrise and Sunset." Film Studies for Free (February 25, 2014)

Vertigo Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)





























"things are not what they seem," A Video Essay by Susana Aho from MGFX UConnDMD on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Out 1 (France: Jacques Rivette, 1971)




Out 1 (France: Jacques Rivette, 1971: 729 mins)

Anderson, Melissa. "Watch and Learn: Out 1." Artforum (November 2, 2015)

Bale, Miriam, et al. "Let Us Now Praise Jacques Rivette." The Cinephiliacs (February 14, 2016)


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

Dillard, Clayton. "Interview: Michael Lonsdale." Slant (November 3, 2015)

Ebiri, Bilge. "Inside Out 1: A Revisitation, Of Sorts." They Live By Night (November 4, 2015)

Ehrenstein, David. "All Power to the Imagination: Rivette’s OUT 1" Keyframe (November 20, 2015) ["Like all Rivette works, it’s obsessed with the interrelationship between theater and life, reality and fantasy. And it accomplishes this while evoking the malaise that came in the wake of May ‘68."]

Fujishima, Kenji. "Jacques Rivette's Newly Restored Masterpiece Out 1." The Playlist (November 3, 2015)

Lim, Dennis. "An Elusive All-Day Film and the Bug-Eyed Few Who Have Seen It." The New York Times (June 4, 2006)

López, Cristina Álvarez and Adrian Martin.  "Paratheatre: Plays Without Stages" Notebook (August 7, 2014)





Thursday, February 4, 2016

Full Metal Jacket (UK/USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1987)




Full Metal Jacket (UK/USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1987: 116 mins)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." The Film Stage (February 11, 2015)

Brooke, John T. "Full Metal Jacket Video Essay." (Posted on Youtube: January 10, 2016)

Canby, Vincent. "Full Metal Jacket." The New York Times (June 26, 1987)

DeFreece, James. "Full Metal Jacket (1987)." Philosophical Films (ND)

Ebert, Roger. "Full Metal Jacket." Chicago Sun-Times (June 26, 1987)

Edelman, David Louis. "Full Metal Jacket: The Jungian Thing." (Personal Website: October 29, 2007)

Figueras, Mark Anthony. "Kubrick in Color." (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

Grossman, Barbara. "On the Selection and Placement of Anachronistic Top 40 Songs in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket." (Posted on Letterboxd: February 4, 2016)

Hancock, James, Matthew Modine and Adam Rackoff. Matthew Modine and the 30th Anniversary of Full Metal Jacket." Wrong Reel #286 (June 2017)

Johan, Allan, et al. "My Take on the Supposedly Inner Meaning Behind Full Metal Jacket." (Group discussion in True Film on Reddit: 2015)

Kaneria, Rishi. "Red: A Kubrick Supercut." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015)

Krohn, Bill. "Full Metal Jacket."  Zone 6: Incorporations ed. Jonathan Crary and Sanford Kwinter. New York: Urzone inc, 1992: 428–435.

Laity, Adam. "The Role of Landscape, Nature and Environment in War Films." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

McDougall, Sean. "A Look Inside Full Metal Jacket." (Posted on Youtube: December 4, 2012)

Nugent, Jack. "The Art of (Anti-)War." (Posted on Youtube: July 21, 2015)

Phipps, Zane. "Questioning Reality in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket."  George Mason University (ND)