Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Son of Saul (Hungary: László Nemes, 2015)




Son of Saul (Hungary: László Nemes, 2015: 107 mins)

Badt, Karin. "Cannes Grand Prix Winner Son of Saul: A Critical Review." The Huffington Post (June 10, 2015)

Balog, Katalin. "Son of Saul, Kierkegaard and the Holocaust." Opinionator (February 28, 2016)


Bradshaw, Peter. "Son of Saul review: An outstanding, excoriating look at evil in Auschwitz." The Guardian (May 15, 2015)


Durante, Jaymes. "Son of Saul." 4:3 (March 5, 2016)


Kagan-Kans, Dan. "Are All Holocaust Movies Doomed to Fail?" Mosaic (March 28, 2016)


---. "That Holocaust Feeling." Mosaic (March 7, 2016)

Kohn, Eric. "Cannes Analysis: Did Son of Saul Deserve the Palme D’Or?" IndieWire (May 24, 2015)


Labuza, Peter. "Shallow Depth: Son of Saul Shows Nothing and Says Nothing." The Los Angeles Review of Books (February 21, 2016)


Leaf, Jonathan. "The Easy Answers of Holocaust Movies." Mosaic (March 24, 2016)


Leibovitz, Liel.  "The Necessity of Son of Saul." Mosaic (March 21, 2016)


Lemire, Christy. "Son of Saul." Roger Ebert (December 18, 2015)


MacCabe, Colin. "Cannes Dispatch: Son of Saul." The Current (May 22, 2015)


Sharrett, Christopher. "Son of Saul: Versions of the Irrational." Film International (July 9, 2016)

Podhoretz, John. "Why I Don't Watch Holocaust Movies: The very act of converting the Shoah into a story on film is a violation of its meaning, its force, and its evil." Mosaic (March 16, 2016) 

Porton, Richard. "Son of Saul (László Nemes, Hungary)." Cinema Scope #63 (2015)


Robey, Tim. "Son of Saul Will Leave You Too Numb to Weep." The Telegraph (April 29, 2016)


Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "In Son of Saul, a Jew in Auschwitz readies his fellow prisoners for the gas chamber: László Nemes's acclaimed debut feature re-creates the awful plight of the Sonderkommandos." The Chicago Reader (January 28, 2016)


Son of Saul Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)


"Son of Saul, Eddie the Eagle - Extra Film." InSession Film (March 6, 2016) 


Sooriyakumaran, Michael. "The Man Who Loved Children: László Nemes’ Son of Saul." Offscreen 19.12 (December 2015)


"Watch an 80-Minute Talk with the Directors Behind 2016’s Best Foreign Language Film Nominees." The Film Stage (January 14, 2016)


With a Little Patience (Hungary: László Nemes, 2007: 14 mins)




























Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cameron Beyl: Video Essays (Ongoing Archive)

Beyl, Cameron. "Christopher Nolan [5.1] – The Non-Linear Neo-Noirs." The Director Series (February 13, 2017)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.1]: Murder and Mayhem." The Directors Series (May 24, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.2]: The Postmodern Pictures." The Directors Series (June 14, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.3]: The Breakout Classics." The Directors Series (June 28, 2016)

---. "The Coen Brothers [4.4]: An Odyssey Into Style." The Directors Series (July 12, 2016)

---. "The Directors Series: David Fincher, Pts 1-4." (Archived on Open Culture: September 10, 2015)

---. "The Directors Series: Paul Thomas Anderson, Pt. 1" (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

---. "The Director Series: Paul Thomas Anderson, Pt. 2" (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

---. "The Director Series: Paul Thomas Anderson, Pt. 3" (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)

---. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." (Posted on VimeoFebruary 5, 2016)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Barbara (Germany: Christian Petzold, 2012)




Barbara (Germany: Christian Petzold, 2012: 105 mins)

Barbara Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Dargis, Manohla. "Pushed and Pulled, a Doctor Wants a Way Out: Barbara, Directed by Christian Petzold." The New York Times (December 20, 2012)

Dillard, Clayton. "Jaimey Fisher's Christian Petzold." (January 12, 2014)

Elsaesser, Thomas. "A Thought Experiment: Christian Petzold's Barbara." Compar(a)ison 1.2 (2010)

Fisher, Jaimey. "Great Directors: Christian Petzold." Senses of Cinema (July 2013)

Harvey, Dennis. "Christian Petzold’s Perilous Transitions: Barbara builds suspense with restraint." Keyframe (January 15, 2016)

King, Danny. "Barbara Director Christian Petzold on Finding Period-Piece Inspiration & Working with Nina Hoss for the Fifth Time." The Film Stage (December 22, 2012)

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

O'Malley, Sheila. "Barbara." Roger Ebert (March 6, 2013)

Tatarska, Anna. "Romanticizing the Past Is Wrong: A German directing star asks what we do when the idea of ‘utopia’ is lost." Keyframe (January 15, 2016)

Zacharek, Stephanie. "Barbara: An Unbroken Spirit In The Eastern Bloc." NPR (December 20, 2012)