Friday, February 23, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 23, 2018

Bernish, Claire. "Government's Own Data Shows That U.S. Interfered in 81 Foreign Elections." Mint Press (March 22, 2017) ["Ask an average American who makes a habit of following government-mouthpiece corporate media about interference in national elections and you’ll likely elicit a nebulous response concerning Russian hackers and a plan to install Donald Trump in the White House — but you probably won’t hear a single syllable pertaining to United States government’s actual attempts to do the same."]

Dyson, Jake. "The Dreamers (2003)." Film Matters (February 20, 2018)

Hathaway, Andrew and Courtney Small. "The Caveman's Valentine." Changing Reels #2 (September 9, 2016) ["Kasi Lemmons’ 2001 thriller The Caveman’s Valentine. The film follows a homeless man, Romulus (Samuel L. Jackson), who was once a promising composer but now lives in a cave in New York City. When the frozen body of a young man appears in a tree near his dwelling, the paranoid schizophrenic Romulus ignores the police’s assessment, of it being an accidental death, and embarks on a quest to find the killer."]

MacFarlane, Steve. "Unsane." Slant (February 21, 2018)

Head, Stephen Slaughter and David Kleiler. "Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End (1970)." Captive Eye #5 (January 20, 2012) ["Jerzy Skolimowski’s darkly disturbing, DEEP END (1970), which deals with a teenager’s obsessive love for an elusive older woman."]

Merrill, Tim, Bernard Stickwell and Wendy. "Beware of Mr. Baker." See Hear #12 (December 16, 2014) ["2013 documentary directed by Jay Bulger, “Beware of Mr Baker”, directed by Jay Bulger. Ginger Baker was a force of nature in the drumming world. He was admired for the extra helping of drum talent nature had provided him with, but this is not a man who puts up with nonsense – and his bullshit detector is up higher than most. It could be said that his bottle with the milk of human kindness went rancid before he had a chance to drink it. Tune in as the gang discusses Ginger’s life, how the director put his life in danger interviewing him, and whether the scientific evidence that all drummers are crotchety old bastards is accurate (NONSENSE….AND I’LL THRASH ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE)."]

"Private Corporation May be Sued for Role in Abu Ghraib Torture, Judge Rules." Center for Constitutional Rights (February 21, 2018)

"'The Time to Act Is Now': Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control." Democracy Now (February 22, 2018) ["“The time to act is now.” That’s the message of survivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida. On Wednesday, the nation witnessed grieving students, parents and teachers powerfully confront the president and lawmakers over gun control in pointed—and often tense—televised exchanges. The day began with students across the United States—from Minnesota to Colorado to Arizona—walking out of class to demand stricter gun laws. Meanwhile, survivors of the shooting descended on the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to demand lawmakers pass legislation addressing gun violence before the legislative session ends. In the afternoon, President Trump—along with Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—hosted a listening session with survivors of recent shootings, including students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wednesday evening, survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School sparred with politicians during a town hall hosted by CNN."]

Ryan Coogler's 2009 short film Locks:
Locks from Ryan Coogler on Vimeo.


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