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)

"All That Jazz." See Hear #19 (July 20, 2015)

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)

Bursztynski, Maurice, et al. "All That Jazz." See Hear #19 (July 20, 2015)
["Bob Fosse’s incredible autobiographical 1979 film, All That Jazz. The film features Roy Scheider in a career best performance (go on – argue against that notion if you can) as Fosse’s proxy, Joe Gideon. Joe is a Broadway director and choreographer, and a film director. He is all consumingly devoted to his art, but is a poor husband, father, and companion. He’s not a great male figure, yet he’s not shown as a shallow character without dimension. We have a fascinating conversation about devotion to art over devotion to domesticity, manipulation, how the entertainment business spits out its own, death, the truth, and the Mile High Club."]

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)

Seltzer, Alvin J. "All That Jazz: Bob Fosse's Solipsistic Masterpiece." Literature Film Quarterly 24.1 (1996): 99 - 104.

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)

Buckler, Dana and Jim Hemphill. "Icons: Oliver Stone." How is This Movie? (November 7, 2017)

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)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Resources for November 30, 2015

Thompson, Juan. "Nothing Funny About a Leading Presidential Candidate Spreading Racist Propaganda on Crime." The Intercept (November 24, 2015)

Stevens, Kyle. "Mike Nichols." Auteur Musuem #2 (September 1, 2015)

Newman, Nick. "Hong Sang Soo." Auteur Museum #3 (October 5, 2015)

Clark, Ashley. "Alien abductions: 12 Years a Slave and the past as science fiction."  Sight and Sound (April 14, 2015)

Baker, Jennifer. "French Police Attack Cop21 Climate March." Revolution News (November 29, 2015)

"The Power of Solidarity (Racial Justice)." The Best of the Left (November 20, 2015) ["Today we look at the University of Missouri protests that ousted the university president and look back at the anniversary of the Tamir Rice police killing."]

"Minimum Wage Mythbusters." United States Department of Labor (No Date)

Klein, Naomi. "On Paris Summit: Leaders' Inaction on Climate Crisis is 'Violence' Against the Planet." Democracy Now (November 30, 2015)

Kiefer, Jonathan. "Pictures in Motion: Lily Baldwin." Keyframe (November 30, 2014)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Resources for November 28, 2015

Ekeland, Tor. "America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers." Wired (October 8, 2014)

Gabriella Coleman: Anthropology/Technology Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Anonymous (Global Decentralized Association of Activist Hackers) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Matthews, Joseph. "The Boy Who Shot a Nazi Official." Against the Grain (November 10, 2015) ["Seventy-seven years ago, the Nazis unleashed a pogrom, known as Kristallnacht, against Jews living in Germany. They claimed that it was a response to the assassination a few days earlier of a German consular official in Paris by a Jewish teenager. Writer Joseph Matthews explores the intriguing life and times of Herschel Grynszpan, the 17-year-old assassin. He also discusses the plight of refugees in Europe, then and now."]

Edlund, Richard, Matthew Leonetti, and Iain Stasukevich. "Poltergiest (1982)." American Cinematographer Podcasts #6 (No Date)

Ransby, Barbara. "Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Laquan McDonald 16 Times."
 Democracy Now (November 25, 2015) ["For the first time in three decades, a Chicago police officer faces charges of first-degree murder for an on-duty shooting. White police officer Jason Van Dyke was arrested on Tuesday and is being held without bail for the killing of African-American 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. It was more than a year ago, on October 20, 2014, when officer Van Dyke shot the teenager 16 times, including multiple times in the back. Police claimed McDonald lunged at the officer with a small knife. But newly released dashcam footage showed the teenager walking away from the police officers’ cars when another police car pulls up to the scene. The video, which has no sound, then appears to show Officer Jason Van Dyke jumping out of the car, pointing his gun at McDonald and opening fire. The teenager’s body spins as he is hit with the barrage of bullets and then falls to the pavement, where he continues to be struck by bullets. Officer Van Dyke remained on paid desk duty after the shooting until he was taken into custody on Tuesday. In addition to the fatal shooting last October, Officer Van Dyke had at least 18 civilian complaints against him, which included excessive use of force, illegal arrest and use of racial slurs. None of these complaints led to any disciplinary action. This week Chicago police announced they will also move to fire officer Dante Servin, who killed 22-year-old African-American woman Rekia Boyd in 2012. We discuss the developments in Chicago with Barbara Ransby, professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois, Chicago."]

Sigel, Newton Thomas and Jon Silberg. "Valkyrie." American Cinematographer Podcast #7 (No Date)

Sinclair, Upton. Oil!  libcom (1927 novel: "The loose source for the film There Will Be Blood, Oil! pits oil tycoon father against socialist sympathetic son in the 
midst of the Teapot Dome Scandal and unionising trouble on the fields."]

Roizman, Owen and Rodney Taylor. "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)."  American Cinematographer Podcast #8 (No Date)

"The Case Against Woodrow Wilson." The New York Times (November 24, 2015)

Uhlich, Keith. "Michael Mann." Auteur Museum #1 (August 2015)

Hamington, Maurice. "Jane Addams (1860-1935)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (No Date)

"New York City CUNY Faculty Arrested in Contract Protest." Building Bridges (November 17, 2015)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gabriella Coleman: Anthropology/Technology


Gabriella Coleman (Personal Website/Archive)

Wikipedia: Gabriella Coleman

Twitter: Gabriella Coleman @BiellaColeman

McGill University: Gabriella Coleman

Resources by/about:

Coleman, Gabriella. "The Anthropology of Hackers." The Atlantic (September 21, 2010)

---. "Beacons of freedom: The changing face of Anonymous." Index on Censorship (December 3, 2012)

---. "Code is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest Among Free and Open Source Software Developers." Cultural Anthropology 24.3 (2009: 420-454)

---. "Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking." Law and Disorder Radio (February 18, 2013)

---. Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking. Princeton University Press, 2013.

---. "The ethics of digital direct action: Denial-of-service attacks and similar tactics are becoming more widely used as protest tools." Al Jazeera (September 1, 2011)

---. "Everything you know about Anonymous is wrong: Whether viewed as heroes or villains, much of what is stated about Anonymous is exaggeration." Al Jazeera (May 8, 2012)

---. "Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties." MIT Technology Review (February 4, 2013)

---. "Hacker Culture: A Response to Bruce Sterling on WikiLeaks" (December 23, 2010)

---. "Hackers for Right, We Are One Down." Huffington Post (January 14, 2013)

---. "On the Ethics of Free Software." Suprisingly Free." (January 8, 2013)

---. "On the World of Hackers." PBS (July 22, 2011)

---. "What It's Like to Participate in Anonymous' Actions." The Atlantic (December 10, 2010)

Coleman, Gabriella and Alex Golub. "Hacker practice: Moral genres and the cultural articulation of liberalism." Anthropology Today (2008)

Coleman, Gabriella, Peter Fein and X. "Hacktivism’s Global Reach, From Targeting Scientology to Backing WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring." Democracy Now (August 16, 2011)

Ekeland, Tor. "America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers." Wired (October 8, 2014)

Frediana, Carola. "Revealing Anonymous: An Interview With Gabriella Coleman." TechPresident (November 11, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn. "How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations." Intercept (February 24, 2014)

Taylor, Astra. "By Any Memes Necessary." Bookforum (December 2014) ["An inside look at the hacking group Anonymous reveals a boisterous culture of dissent and debate."]

We Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists (USA/UK: Brian Knappenberger, 2012: 93 mins)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Resources for November 24, 2015

Marcum, James A. "Thomas S. Kuhn (1922—1996)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (no date)

Ganz, Marshall. "Here’s how history is shaping the #studentblackout movement." The Conversation (November 23, 2015)

Civil Rights Movement Veterans (Website/Archive)

Andrews, Mallory. "Holy Motors: 'I miss the cameras.'” cléo 1.1 (April 1, 2013)

Jensen, Lindsay. “'It’s Biology': Zero Dark Thirty and the Politics of the Body." cléo 1.1 (April 1, 2013) 

Reardon, Kiva. "Haywire's Body Talk." cléo 1.1 (April 1, 2013)

Cook, Adam. "Seven Gestures, 2015: On the year’s most memorable single acts and expressions." Keyframe (November 21, 2015)

Martin, Adrian. "Five Varieties of Love Romance, and more, in the films of 2015." Keyframe (November 23, 2015)

Cooper, Julia. "Radical Intimacies: Harmony Korine’s Gummo and Spring Breakers." cléo 1.1 (April 1, 2013)

Boyle, Frankie. "On the fallout from Paris: ‘This is the worst time for society to go on psychopathic autopilot’"  The Guardian (November 23, 2015)

Reardon, Kiva. "Housekeeping and Other Feudalisms: An Interview with Athina Rachel Tsangari."  cléo 1.2 (July 25, 2013)

LeGuin, Ursula. The Dispossessed. (1974 novel available on Anarchist Library)

Dawson-Edwards, Cherie. "Disrupting Democracy: Felony Disenfranchisement Laws and the 'Smart on Crime' Era."  Uprooting Criminology (November 23, 2015)

Gilbert, Andrew. "Empty Hearths: Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights." cléo 1.2 (July 25, 2013)

Benson, Eric. "The Curious Cases of Pleading Guilty While Innocent." Take Part (November 20, 2015)

Holloway, Jonathan. "AFAM 162 - African American History: From Emancipation to the Present." Open Yale Courses (Spring 2010) ["The purpose of this course is to examine the African American experience in the United States from 1863 to the present. Prominent themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction; African Americans’ urbanization experiences; the development of the modern civil rights movement and its aftermath; and the thought and leadership of Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X."]

Friday, November 20, 2015

Resources for November 23, 2015

Greenwald, Glenn. "NYT Editorial Slams “Disgraceful” CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role is Key." The Intercept (November 18, 2015)

Greenwald, Glenn. "CNN Punished Its Own Journalist for Fulfilling a Core Duty of Journalism." The Intercept (November 20, 2015)

Whitehouse, David. "The Origins of the Police." We are Many (June 28, 2012)

The Unloved - John Carter from Scout Tafoya on Vimeo.

Mudede, Charles. "The Devils and Angels of African Cinema." Keyframe (November 5, 2015)

Appen, Joe Von and Erik McClanahan. "A Thematic Pairing Of Inescapable Dread." Adjust Your Tracking #116 (September 23, 2015) ["... reviews of two dread-soaked, arthouse genre films opening slowly in theaters across the country. First is Austrian horror Goodnight Mommy then onto drug war thriller Sicario, each tension-filled and terrifying in their own way."]

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

Bochenek, Annette. "The Criterion Blogathon: The Freshman (1925)." Hometowns to Hollywood (November 16, 2015)

Appen, Joe von and Erik McClanahan. "Immersive Immersion." Adjust Your Tracking #117 (November 10, 2015)

Appen, Joe von and Erik McClanahan. "Over the Borderline." Adjust Your Tracking #118 (November 13, 2015) [" Joe and Erik talk about James White, the latest indie feature from the borderline films collective. We’ve championed this group in the past, responsible for previous AYT favorites Martha Marcy May MarleneSimon Killer and Southcliffe. It’s another small film that deserves a larger audience than the one it will get. Look out for it. Lastly, a chat about Joe’s latest pick for our favorite segment, HOLD UP: Pump Up the Volume."]

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Resources for November 18, 2015

Federici, Sylvia and John Taylor Gatto. "Witch Hunters and True Believers (Ideology and Social Control)." Unwelcome Guests #327 (October 9, 2006) ["We hear in the first hour from Silvia Federici how the original witch hunts were based in struggles about power, profit and hierarchy as capitalism came into being. We'll follow that with another reading from chapter 5 of John Taylor Gatto's Underground History of American Education, and its development by what he calls true believers as a method of social engineering modeled on European systems designed to preserve class stratification."]

Katz, Alyssa. "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce." Against the Grain (November 16, 2015) ["Lobbying group, aggressive litigator, political power broker, and media campaigner: the US Chamber of Commerce is all that and more. Yet its tremendous influence does not get the attention it merits, promoting corporate interests on behalf of anonymous donor companies. Journalist Alyssa Katz reflects on the immense power of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- how it came to be what it is today, who it represents, and the human costs of its influence. Alyssa Katz, The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life Spiegel & Grau, 2015."]

Citizenfour (USA/Germany/UK: Laura Poitras, 2014: 114 mins) ["In January 2013, film-maker Laura Poitras received an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four. In it, he offered her inside information about illegal wiretapping practices of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. Poitras had already been working for several years on a film about mass surveillance programs in the United States, and so in June 2013, she went to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with the stranger, who identified himself as Edward Snowden. She was met there by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian intelligence reporter Ewen MacAskill. Several other meetings followed. Citizenfour is based on the recordings from these meetings. What follows is the largest confirmations of mass surveillance using official documents themselves, the world has never seen…"]

"The Facts on Immigration Today." Center for American Progress (October 23, 2014)

Progressives for Immigration Reform Sourcewatch (Archive: last modified on September 13, 2010) ["PFIR has been called 'the latest front group of the anti-immigrant John Tanton Network. Before assuming her present assignment, [PFIR Executive Director Leah] Durant was a staff attorney for the Tanton Network’s Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). In 2007 FAIR was listed alongside klan and neo-Nazi organizations as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.'"]

"Astroturf." Sourcewatch (Last modified May 26, 2012) ["Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms."]

Front Groups Sourcewatch (Ongoing Archive) ["A front group is an organization that purports to represent one agenda while in reality it serves some other interest whose sponsorship is hidden or rarely mentioned -- typically, a corporate or government sponsor. The tobacco industry is notorious for using front groups to create confusion about the health risks associated with smoking, but other industries use similar tactics as well. The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries use front groups disguised as "patients rights" advocates to market their products and to lobby against government policies that might affect their profits. Food companies, corporate polluters, politicians -- anyone who has a message that they are trying to sell to a skeptical audience is tempted to set up a front group to deliver messages that they know the public will reject if the identity of the sponsor is known."]

Night of the Living Dead Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Alderman, Julie. "Governors Who Don't Want To Accept Syrian Refugees Are Recycling Debunked Right-Wing Media Myths." Media Matters (November 17, 2015)

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Night of the Living Dead (USA: George Romero, 1968)

The film that established the cinematic zombie as we still know it, George Romero‘s debut remains so rich in socio-political allegory, so fascinating in its discussions around race, gender and the fundamental impossibility of peaceful human coexistence, and so central in shaping the landscape of contemporary horror cinema, that one particular aspect of the film is often overlooked – just how damn beautiful it is. Shot on gorgeously grainy black and white, it blends vérité-like realism with bold cuts and exaggerated angles, crafting a monochromatic marvel that feels simultaneously retro and forward thinking. No matter which of Romero’s Dead films tops your own personal list, there’s no denying that the days to follow never looked as good as the night before. – Michael Blyth
Talking to Hillary Weston in 2019, Jim Jarmusch noted that “there’s a suspension of rationalism in Night of the Living Dead. The zombies are drifting away from any kind of identity or meaning. They’re not monsters that come from outside the social structure, like Godzilla or Frankenstein; they are the remnants of that broken social structure. They come from within; they are us.”

Night of the Living Dead (USA: George Romero, 1968: 96 mins)

Azevedo, Rafael Alves. "Fighting Two Wars: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as a Critique of 1960s American Society." Sequart (April 15, 2015)

Anderson, Jeffrey. "Night of the Living Dead (Again): A Halloween appreciation." Keyframe (October 27, 2015)

Bradley, S.A. "My Ride's Here: Remembering George A. Romero." Hellbent for Horror #48 (July 27, 2017)

Daniel, James Rushing. "'Another One for the Fire': George A. Romero on Race." The Los Angeles Review of Books (July 25, 2017)

Ebert, Roger. "Night of the Living Dead Chicago Sun-Times (January 5, 1969)

Eggert, Brian. "Night of the Living Dead (1968)," Deep Focus (October 27, 2008)

Harper, Stephen. "Night of the Living Dead: Reappraising an Undead Classic." Bright Lights Film Journal (November 1, 2015)

Kane, Joe. "How Casting a Black Actor Changed Night of the Living Dead." The Wrap (August 31, 2010)

Salvatore, Greg. "Night of the Living Dead: Horror Movie as Social Commentary." Dreams of Literary Grandeur (October 30, 2011)

Seitz, MattZoller. "Zombie 101." Moving Image Source (October 28, 2009)

Subissati, Andrea and Alexandra West. "Undead Walking: Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985)." Faculty of Horror #54 (October 31, 2017)

Wagenheim, Christopher Paul. "From Night to Dawn: The Cultural Criticism of George A. Romero." Scholar Commons (Master of Arts thesis, Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida: October 2010)

Woofter, Kristopher, et al. "'The Death of Death': A Memorial Retrospective on George A. Romero (1940-2017)." Monstrum 1.1 (April 2018) ["George Andrew Romero died on 16 July, 2017 at the age of 77. This retrospective treats all sixteen of the films Romero directed, with a mention of those he scripted. The critical perspectives here vary from the personal to the theoretical. Contributors were encouraged to respond in the way that they felt most appropriate to the film they chose, and to their experience with it. Some respondents are seasoned Romero scholars and addicts, some are coming to the material via Stephen King or literary antecedents such as Edgar A. Poe and E.C. Comics, and some are coming to Romero’s work absolutely fresh. This retrospective honors a visionary who changed the face of horror; but, perhaps more importantly, it hopes to encourage further interest in the diverse work of an important American filmmaker who never stopped seeking new ways to force his audience to experience their moment."]

Monday, November 16, 2015

Resources for November 16, 2015

Nicholls, Tracey. "Frantz Fanon (1925—1961)." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (No Date) ["Frantz Fanon was one of a few extraordinary thinkers supporting the decolonization struggles occurring after World War II, and he remains among the most widely read and influential of these voices. His brief life was notable both for his whole-hearted engagement in the independence struggle the Algerian people waged against France and for his astute, passionate analyses of the human impulse towards freedom in the colonial context. ... Tracing the development of his writings helps explain how and why he has become an inspirational figure firing the moral imagination of people who continue to work for social justice for the marginalized and the oppressed. Fanon’s first work Peau Noire, Masques Blancs (Black Skin, White Masks) was his first effort to articulate a radical anti-racist humanism that adhered neither to assimilation to a white-supremacist mainstream nor to reactionary philosophies of black superiority. While the attention to oppression of colonized peoples that was to dominate his later works was present in this first book, its call for a new understanding of humanity was undertaken from the subject-position of a relatively privileged Martinican citizen of France, in search of his own place in the world as a black man from the French Caribbean, living in France. His later works, notably L’An Cinq, de la Révolution Algérienne (A Dying Colonialism) and the much more well-known Les Damnés de la Terre (The Wretched of the Earth), go beyond a preoccupation with Europe’s pretensions to being a universal standard of culture and civilization, in order to take on the struggles and take up the consciousness of the colonized “natives” as they rise up and reclaim simultaneously their lands and their human dignity. It is Fanon’s expansive conception of humanity and his decision to craft the moral core of decolonization theory as a commitment to the individual human dignity of each member of populations typically dismissed as “the masses” that stands as his enduring legacy."]

Berger, Dan. "The Struggle Within." Stand Up Fight Back (December 17, 2014) ["We talk with Dan Berger, author of two new books. The primary focus of this show is "The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States", from PM Press. It is a look back at political prisoners and state repression from the last fifty years. ... his other book is "Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era", from UNC Press, he looks at the organizing by imprisoned black activists within and around prisons and the ways in which that struggle influenced and impacted generations of activists later."]

Gourevitch, Philip. "The Paris Attacks: Aftermath and Prelude." The New Yorker (November 14, 2015)

Greenwald, Glenn. "Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS." The Intercept (November 15, 2015)

Tillman, Mary. "A Mother's Search for Truth." Word for Word (June 13, 2008) ["In 2004, NFL football star-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan. While the Pentagon initially said Pat Tillman died heroically in an enemy ambush, the military later disclosed what it knew all along: Pat Tillman was shot and killed by his fellow soldiers. Today, his mother Mary says she still doesn't have the full story of how her son died. She's written a new book about her search for answers, Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman ..."]

The Living Dead (BBC: Adam Curtis, 1995: three 60 minute episodes) ["The Living Dead: Three Films About the Power of the Past is a series of films that investigate the way that history and memory (both national and individual) have been manipulated and distorted by politicians and others for various means of control."]

Prashad, Vijay. "We are in Pitiless Times." Open Democracy (November 15, 2015) ["After Paris, macho language about “pitiless war” defines the contours of leadership. Little else is on offer. It is red meat to our emotions."]

Gosztola, Kevin. "60 Minutes Pushes National Security Propaganda to Cast Snowden, Manning as Traitors." Shadowproof ((November 9< 2015)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Resources for November 15, 2015

Ayoub, Joey. "The Streets of Paris are as Familiar to me as the Streets of Beirut." Global Voices (November 14, 2015)

James, Nick. "Code Unknown: Eurovisions." Current (November 12, 2015)

Abunimah, Ali. "Steven Salaita settles lawsuit with Univ. of Illinois." Electroic Intifada (November 12, 2015)

Gharib, Ali. "Center for American Progress Hosts Netanyahu as Leaked Emails Show Group Censored Staff on Israel." Democracy Now (November 12, 2015) ["The Center for American Progress, a leading progressive group with close ties to both President Obama and Hillary Clinton, held an event this week hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington. That decision reportedly prompted a revolt from some staffers angered that a liberal group would give Netanyahu a platform. In his opening remarks at the event, Netanyahu told attendees he wanted to speak to "a progressive audience." Netanyahu’s appearance came just days after a new controversy over the group’s alleged censoring of writers critical of Israel. Newly leaked emails from 2011 and 2012 published by The Intercept show CAP made key editorial decisions—including editing articles, silencing writers and backing off criticism—at the behest of influential groups who backed Israeli government policies. We speak to Ali Gharib, a contributor to The Nation magazine and a former staffer at the Center for American Progress. Gharib says one of his articles for the Center was censored."]

Brown, Eric. "Plato's Ethics and Politics in The Republic." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Last revised August 31, 2009)

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (Metanoia Films: Scott Noble, 2010: 119 mins) ["Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power."]

Hannah Arendt (Germany/Luxemborg/France: Margarethe von Trotta, 2012: 113 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Young, Bradford. "The Philosophy of Cinematography." The Film Stage (November 5, 2015) [Cinematographer for the films Selma (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014); A Pawn Sacrifice; Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013); Vara a Blessing (2013); Middle of Nowhere (2012); Pariah (2011)]

Tafoya, Scout. "The 20 Greatest Films Directed by Women." Keyframe (November 13, 2015)

Ness, Immanuel. "New Forms of Worker Organization." Stand Up Fight Back (December 1, 2014) ["We speak with Immanuel Ness, editor of "New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism." We talk about broad working class movements and specific sites of organizing and conflict across the world. Manny's book is published by PM Press. ... We talk about the huge waves of organizing in China, about the strategies miners in South Africa used to organize massive waves of strikes, and how cleaners and fast food workers in the UK and the US came together for more."]

The Unloved - Alien³ from Scout Tafoya on Vimeo.