Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Veronika Voss (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)

"One of the most prolific and influential European filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century, Rainer Werner Fassbinder completed nearly 40 feature-length films between 1969 and 1982 (the year he died at age 37) and left behind one of the most cohesive and provocative bodies of work in the history of cinema. In his many melodramas, gangster movies, literary adaptations, and even sci-fi films, he returned obsessively to themes of love, crime, labor, and social and emotional exploitation. He was similarly fixated on his beloved performers, many of whom—Hanna Schygulla, El Hedi ben Salem, Ulli Lommel, and countless others—comprised a repertory company whose fierce, complicated devotion to their visionary leader defies comparison." -- Film Society Lincoln Center (2014)

Veronika Voss (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982: 104 mins)

Bingham, Adam. "Hollywood, Germany: The Longing of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Canby, Vincent. "Fassbinder's Veronika Voss." The New York Times (September 24, 1982)

Ebert, Roger. "Veronika Voss." Chicago Sun-Times (December 4, 2012)

Elsaesser, Thomas. Fassbinder's Germany: History Identity Subject. Amsterdam University Press, 1996.

Hancock, James, Mikhail Karadimov and Aaron West. "The Meteoric Career Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder." Wrong Reel #233 (February 2017)

Hoberman, J. "The Single Antidote to Thoughts of Suicide: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s American friends." Moving Image Source (July 28, 2012)

Jones, Kent. "Heartbreak House: Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy." Current (Septemvber 29, 2003)

Leadbetter, Kate. "Fugitive Physicality and Female Performance in Werner Rainer Fassbinder's The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss and Lola." Movie (August 2010)

Mahani, Najmeh Khalili. "Mirroring History: Fassbinder’s The BRD Trilogy." Offscreen 17.2 (February 28, 2013)

Moeller, H.B. "Fassbinder's use of Brechtian aesthetics." Jump Cut #35 (April 1990)

Nelson, Max. "In the Case with the Insects: On Fassbinder's Top 10." Metrograph (April 20, 2016)

Ruffel, Joe. "Great Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder." Sense of Cinema (May 2002)

Töteberg, Michael. "Sweet Death: Veronika Voss Production History." Current (September 29, 2003)

Trocan, Irina. "Fassbinder's History Lessons." Keyframe (January 9, 2016)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (USA: Stanley Nelson, 2015)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (USA: Stanley Nelson, 2015: 115 mins)

Baggins, Brian. "The Black Panther Party." Marxist Internet Archive (Archive: 2002)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Sweden: Göran Olsson, 2011) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Black Panther Party in Their Own Words." Seeing Red Radio (May 29, 2008)

Blain, Keisha N. "Introduction to the #Blackpanthersyllabus." AAIHS (February 20, 2016)

Boykoff, Jules and Kristian Williams. "Police Power and the Suppression of Dissent." Writers Talking (February 24, 2009)

Brown, Elaine. "Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson’s ‘Condemnable’ Documentary." The Daily Beast (July 3, 2015)

Chandler, Bill, et al. "Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America’s Most Revolutionary Mayor"Democracy Now (February 26, 2014)

"Discussion Guide - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution." Independent Lens (2015)

Dixon, Aaron. "Vanguard of the Revolution – A Good Film, But Not Good Enough." Counterpunch (October 16, 2015)

Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (USA: Stephen Vittoria, 2013) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Marks, Ben. "Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to 'Radical Chic' Art." Collector's Weekly(July 3, 2013)

Nelson, Stanley. "Sundance 2015: The Black Panthers." Radio West (January 27, 2015)

O'Hagan, Sean. "Life with the Black Panthers." The Observer (October 24, 2009)

Rios, Edwin. "This New Film Will Change the Way You Think About the Black Panthers." Mother Jones (February 14, 2016)

Robertson, Darryl. "The Black Panther Party And The Free Breakfast For Children Program." AAIHS (February 26, 2016)

Rosenfeld, Seth. "A Secret History of America in the Sixties." Excerpt from Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012: 7-8.

Taylor, G. Flint. "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution." Huffpost Chicago (December 3, 2015)

Winkler, Adam. "The Untold Story of Guns." On the Media (January 8, 2016)

Woodfox, Albert, et al. "Exclusive Interview: Albert Woodfox of Angola 3, Freed After 43 Years in Solitary Confinement." Democracy Now (February 22, 2016)

Zadrozny, Brandy. "Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic." The Daily Beast (January 2, 2015)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Room (Ireland/Canada: Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)

Room (Ireland/Canada: Lenny Abrahamson, 2015: 118 mins)

Abrahamson, Lenny and Emma Donaghue. "TIFF: Room." DP30 (November 12, 2015)

Abrahamson, Lenny, et al. "Room." Charlie Rose (October 29, 2015)

Bishop, Bryan. "Room: The staggering power of horror and hope." The Verge (October 17, 2015)

Fleischer, David. "Nominated for four Oscars, Lenny Abrahamson's Room is supposed to take place in any North American city, but it's right here in Toronto." Torontoist (February 4, 2016)

Kermode, Mark. "Room - The World Within Four Walls: Brie Larson is nothing short of perfect in this heartbreaking, life-affirming drama brilliantly directed by Lenny Abrahamson." The Guardian (January 17, 2016)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actress." Keyframe (January 20, 2016)

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

Leigh, Danny. "Interview: Lenny Abrahamson." FT (January 8, 2016)

Murphy, Stephen. "Lenny Abrahamson - Ireland's Realist." (Posted on Youtube: January 20, 2016)

O'Falt, Chris. "Read the Very Personal Letter That Got Room Director Lenny Abrahamson His Oscar-Nominated Gig." IndieWire (February 9, 2016)

Room  Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Room  Letterboxd  (Ongoing Archive)

Sister Rose. "Room is a story of crime and survival but also of family and reconciliation." Patheos (October 16, 2015)

Wloszczyna, Susan. "Room." Roger Ebert (October 16, 2015)

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Comedy (USA: Rick Alverson, 2012)

The Comedy (USA: Rick Alverson, 2012: 95 mins)

Anderson, Barry, et al. "Rick Alverson Arrives! (2010-2015)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar (December 10, 2015)

Bell, Christopher. "Interview: Rick Alverson & Tim Heidecker Talk 'The Comedy,' Juvenile Criticism, Exploring Middle Class Inertia & More." IndieWire (November 17, 2012)

The Comedy Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Emre, Merve. "The Queasy Question: On Rick Alverson's The Comedy." The Los Angeles Review of Books (January 18, 2013)

Lee, Kevin B. "Beyond Audience: Alverson and Silver." Keyframe (October 22, 2015)

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

Mozaffar, Omer M. "The Comedy That is Not." Roger Ebert (November 13, 2012)

Newman, Nick. "[Interview] ‘The Comedy’ Director Rick Alverson Shares Loose Process of Acting and Getting Reactions." The Film Stage (November 7, 2015)

Saathoff, Evan. "THE COMEDY Will Make you Sick This film is not for everybody. But it's REALLY for some people." Birth. Movies. Death. (November 5, 2012)

Singer, Matt. "The Comedy Director Calls Out Critics For 'Insulting and Irresponsible' Reviews." IndieWire (November 19, 2012)

Zeitchik, Steven. "Tim Heidecker on youth, Louis C.K. and why The Comedy is 'grotesque.'" The Los Angeles Times (November 15, 2012)