Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Resources for September 28, 2016

Grossman, Pam. "The Witching Hour." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Verongos, Helen T. "Beyond the Politics in Abortion: Stories Women Tell." The New York Times (August 11, 2016)

Nicholas, James Michael. "New Film Takes A Hard Look At Masculinity And Homophobia In America." Huffington Post (September 22, 2016)

Buckler, Dana. "The Dark Knight Trilogy Part 2: Chaos." H.I.T.M. (July 10, 2016)

Hassania, Tina, et al. "Life and Something More: Abbas Kiarostami Remembered." The Cinephiliacs (July 10, 2016) ["Abbas Kiarostami, born in 1940 in Tehran, turned to filmmaking in 1970 when he helped set up the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. He had made a half dozen shorts and one feature, The Report in 1977, before the Iranian Revolution changed the public face of his country. While many filmmakers moved away in search of more creative freedom, Kiarostami continued to direct. Around the early 1990s, his films suddenly found an international foothold at festivals via the Koker trilogy and his most famous work, Close-Up. In 1997, he won a Palm D’Or for Taste of Cherry, helping paint the way for Iranian filmmakers to find an audience abroad. His filmmaking only became more cryptic and complex, especially with his early adoption of digital cinema with Ten and the self-reflexive documentary, Ten on Ten. His final films,Certified Copy and Like Someone In Love, were his only made outside his native Iran. Kiarostami passed away on July 4, 2016. In this special episode of the podcast, Amir Soltani, Tina Hassania, and Carson Lund join the podcast to celebrate the life and work of one of the legendary filmmakers to emerge on the world cinema stage."]

Buckler, Dana. "The Dark Knight Trilogy Part 3 : Pain." How Is This Movie (July 11, 2016)

Hanlon, Aaron R. "Are Ph.D Students Irrational?" The Los Angeles Review of Books (August 24, 2016)

Adler, Renata, et al. "David Foster Wallace, FTW: Life in the Internet Age." Open Source (August 25, 2016)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Resources for September 26, 2016

Sokolowski, Joanna and Kate Trumbull-LaValle. "Ovarian Psychos." Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color. The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine year old daughter Yoli; street artist Andi who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence. Co-directors Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle stop by to talk about the boldness of Ovas’ politics, their brazen approach to feminism, and unapologetic aesthetic: a hybrid mix of Chicana, Riot Grrrl, Zapatista and militant-punk cultural markers and the individual personalities that make Ovarian Psycos such a compelling watch."]

Hurne, Mark, Doug McCambridge and Aaron West. "The Player." Criterion Close-Up #43 (July 8, 2016) ["A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward) and a lineup of star cameos that make for an astonishing Hollywood who’s who. This complexly woven grand entertainment (which kicks off with one of American cinema’s most audacious and acclaimed opening shots) was the film that marked Altman’s triumphant commercial comeback in the early 1990s."]

Ayres, Jackson. "The X-Men and the Legacy of AIDS." The Los Angeles Review of Books (September 21, 2016)

Jenkins, Jamie, Mark Mcgee and Mike White. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." The Projection Booth #130 (September 3, 2013) ["From the deep reaches of space the pods arrive, ready to take over the human race, erasing our humanity and turning us into walking vegetables. We're looking at the four versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and a few other films)."]

Refn, Nicholas Winding. "The Neon Demon." The Cinema Show (July 8, 2016)

Eves, Dave and James Hancock. "The Cinema of Jacques Tati." The Wrong Reel #159 (July 9, 2016)

Isenberg, Nancy. "'White Trash' and Class in America." On the Media (June 22, 2016) ["As the media have watched the ascent of Donald Trump with disbelief-going-on-horror, pundits have returned frequently to the question of who exactly his supporters are. Terms like "angry" and "white working class" are mentioned frequently, but the National Review several months ago put it the most pointedly and viciously. In an article lambasting Trump supporters, Kevin Williamson characterized them as lazy drug addicts, compared them to animals, and even suggested that they deserved to die. Though he did not say it directly, the implication was clear: these people were white trash. We took that opportunity to take a deeper look at the idea of "white trash," with the help of writer and professor Nancy Isenberg, author of the forthcoming book, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Isenberg described to Brooke how the notion of "white trash" has been around for a long time, belying the idea that America is a "classless" society. White Trash comes out this week, and we're re-running our conversation in honor of it."]

Raup, Jordan. "Ava DuVernay Takes on America’s Prison System in First Trailer For The 13th." The Film Stage (September 26, 2016) ["While Selma took a look at a very specific, vital part of American history, director Ava DuVernay is exploring its political and systemic reverberations over the span of many decades with her next film. The 13th chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States, particularly how it relates to the prison system, and ahead of a NYFF opening and Netflix premiere, the first powerful trailer has arrived."]

Monday, September 19, 2016

Anomalisa (USA: Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman, 2015)

Anomalisa (USA: Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman, 2015: 90 mins)

Bradshaw, Peter. "Anomalisa review: A masterpiece about the human condition – with puppets." The Guardian (March 10, 2016)

Collin, Robbie. "Anomalisa is Upsettingly Brilliant." The Telegraph (March 9, 2016)

Graham, Bill. "‘Anomalisa’ Producer Rosa Tran on Bringing Charlie Kaufman’s Animation to Life." The Film Stage (February 8, 2016)

Scherffig, Claire Miranda. "Creepy Eyes in the Uncanny Valley." Keyframe (July 28, 2016)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "Anomalisa." Roger Ebert (December 29, 2015)

Shoard, Catherine. "Anomalisa: The ending, the eggs and the sex toy – discuss the movie with spoilers." The Guardian (March 15, 2016)

Sims, David. "Anomalisa: An Agonizing Love Story, With Puppets." The Atlantic (January 8, 2016)

Singer, Leah. "Video: Eternal Sunsets of Charlie Kaufman’s Mind." Keyframe (March 10, 2016)

Thomas, Leon. "Anomalisa - Renegade Cut." (Posted on Youtube: June 21, 2016)

Tran, Rosa. "Anomalisa." DP/30 (Posted on Youtube: December 30, 2015)

Framing the Picture: Favorite Films of 2015 from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

Resources for September 19, 2016

Yazdani, Masoud, ed. Why Does Film Matter?  Intellect, 2011.

Cimino, Michael, Scott Foundas and Kris Kristofferson. "Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate." The Close-Up (July 13, 2016) ["The director broke through with his 1978 best picture Oscar winner, The Deer Hunter, which embodied the style and ethos of the New Hollywood movement that produced epics like The Godfather and Chinatown before it. Cimino’s follow up was Heaven’s Gate, an ambitious take on the western starring Kris Kristofferson as a federal marshal investigating a government-sanctioned plot to steal land from European settlers in Wyoming. Heaven’s Gate is widely known to be one of the biggest box-office flops in history, effectively ending the New Hollywood era and causing United Artists to go under. But the film has been reappraised in recent years, and many believe it to be a misunderstood classic. After a sold-out screening of the film’s Director’s Cut at the 50th New York Film Festival back in 2012, an emotional Cimino took the stage saying, “It’s difficult to be rational in this moment . . . it’s taken 33 years to get here.”]

Fox, Neil, Dario Linares and Kingsley Marshall. "12 Angry Men." The Cinematologists #10 (September 26, 2015)

Lane, Penny. "Nuts!" Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the unbelievable true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets more bizarre. Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a very unreliable narrator,NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth, and influence. Along the way, he transplants thousands of goat testicles, amasses an enormous fortune, is (sort of) elected Governor of Kansas, invents junk mail and the infomercial, builds the world’s most powerful radio station, and generally annoys the heck out of the establishment. Filmmaker Penny Lane has skillfully borrowed a page from her subject – charming viewers into believing the unbelievable, building their trust and excitement, until the final chapter bares the painful truth and reveals the doctor for what he truly was. NUTS! reminds us that our love of (and need for) compelling narratives is exactly what makes us so endlessly susceptible to being conned. Director Penny Lanestops by for a conversation on Brinkley, our collective need to believe in something and any contemporary parallels to be drawn from this bizarre story."]

Char, Jessie and Arik Devens. "Singin' In the Rain." Cinema Gadfly #6 (ND)

Anthony, West, David Blakeslee and Robert Nishimura. "The First Films of Samuel Fuller." The Eclipse Viewer #4 (October 24, 2012)

Kovalik, Dan. "America in Vietnam: The Enduring Myth of the Noble Cause." Counterpunch (September 14, 2016)

Pinter, Harold. "Art, Truth and Politics." Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 (Acceptance Speech)

Meyers, Mark. "How He Fell in Love." Film School (July 8, 2016) ["Travis (Matt McGorry), a young struggling musician, crosses paths with Ellen (Amy Hargreaves), an older married yoga teacher who is trying to adopt a child with her husband. Travis and Ellen begin an affair that slowly deepens into something more intimate and profound. As their encounters continue, Ellen is confronted with her failing marriage while Travis must face the consequences of his actions. Written and directed by Marc Meyers (HARVEST) and stars Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black), Amy Hargreaves (Homeland, BLUE RUIN), Britne Oldford (American Horror Story) and veteran film and theatre actor Mark Blum (Mozart in the Jungle). Director Marc Meyersjoins us for a conversation on managing the responsibilities of writing, producing and directing his own unforgettably intimate film."]

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Resources for September 17, 2016

McCauley, Lauren. "Elizabeth Warren Demands Investigation Into President Obama’s Failure to Jail the Banksters." TruthDig (September 15, 2016)

Sragow, Michael. "Deep Focus: Snowden." Film Comment (September 15, 2016)

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. "Monster Culture (Seven Theses)." Monster Theory: Reading Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 3 - 25.

Lee, Kevin B. "Oliver Stone on How to Make History: Why authenticity is an unexpected through-line in this divisive director’s career." Keyframe (September 15, 2016)

Char, Jessie and Arik Devens. "Love Parade." Cinema Gadfly #5 (ND)

Peña, Richard. "Memories of Underdevelopment." The Cinephiliacs #32 (February 3, 2014) ["Without the help of Richard Peña, Peter would probably have never become interested in directors like István Szabó, Kim Ki-Young, or Souleymane Cisse, among countless others. As a professor at Columbia and the former programmer of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival, Richard used his years to expand the conversation of film history: as NYFF brought in directors from the cinemas of Iran, China, and Brazil, his yearly programming and classes expanded to search out those histories as well. Now a year out from his time at Lincoln Center, Richard sits down to recount his first curiosities toward cinema, his programming philosophies, and to lament the director he can never convince his students to love as much as he does. Finally, the two discuss Memories of Underdevelopment, a landmark film in Cuban film history, which provides a complex portrait of identity."]

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States, 1492 - Present. Harper Perennial, 2005.

Hames, Peter, et al. "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders." The Production Booth #276 (June 21, 2016)

Ellwand, Calina. "Motor City’s Gendered Shift: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Detropia." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)

Žižek, Slavoj. "Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's gift to American power." The Guardian (January 25, 2013)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Resources for September 15, 2016

Hoberman, J. "Behold the Man: Steven Soderbergh's Epic Film Biography of Che." VQR (Winter 2009)

"Neighbors and the Transition to Parenthood." Pop Culture Case Study #153 (July 7, 2016)

Greene, Robert. The 48 Laws of Power. Profile Books, 2002.

Gordon-Levitt, Joseph and Oliver Stone. "On Making New Film Snowden, Humanizing World's Most Wanted Man." Democracy Now (September 14, 2016) ["As the much-anticipated movie Snowden, about one of the most wanted men in the world, hits theaters, we spend the hour with its director, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, and the actor who played Snowden, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and feature clips from the film that tells the story of how NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed massive surveillance programs by U.S. and British intelligence agencies. "Our goal was to humanize the man, to bring you … the feeling of his life," Stone says of Snowden, who he notes was originally politically conservative and tried to enlist in the military to serve in Iraq but joined the CIA instead."]

James, Clive. "Thrones of Blood: Binge-Watching the Most Addictive Show on Television." The New Yorker (April 18, 2016)

Toobin, Jeffrey. "Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case." The New Yorker (September 15, 2016)

Krauss, Lawrence M. "The House Science Committee's Anti-Science Rampage." The New Yorker (September 14, 2016)

Carhill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "How 1986's Vamp Reminds Us of Martin Scorsese." Junkfood Cinema (July 7, 2016)

Bellamy, Brent. "We Still Need the Women’s Army: Form and Politics in Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)

Smith, Justine. "Of Love and Other Demons: Cat People (Paul Schrader, 1982)." Vague Visages (September 15, 2016)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Resources for September 13, 2016

Davis, Wade. "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Knowledge Matters in the Modern World." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)

Ince, Kate, et al. "Eyes Without a Face." The Projection Booth #278 (July 5, 2016) ["Georges Franju's Eyes Without a Face (1960) is an atmospheric "anguish story" about a young woman who's lost her face and the overbearing father who works to give her a new one. Special Guest Kate Ince, author of the French Film Directors book Georges Franju, relates Franju's career and themes."] 

Desaulniers, Jake and Arik Devens. "Inception." Cinema Gadfly #4 (ND)

McCalmount, Jonathan. "The Valley of the Bees (1968) - The Cross or the Cock." Ruthless Culture (April 21, 2011)

Roan, Brian. "Interview – Director David Farrier Talks Tickled." The Film Stage (July 6, 2016)

Latella, Stephanie. "Lessons in Loss: Gender and Grief in Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar." cléo 1.3 (November 28, 2013)

Williams, Roger Ross. "Life, Animated." The Treatment (July 6, 2016) ["Roger Ross Williams has made a career of giving a voice to the voiceless. In his documentary Life, Animated, an adaptation of Ron Suskind’s book of the same name, he highlights Owen, an autistic child who identifies with and ultimately finds his own voice through animated Disney movies. Today, Roger discusses his long time struggle for representing the underdogs as well as what he learned, not only about raising a child with autism, but about the world of Disney."]

Gaiman, Neil. "How Stories Last." The Long Now Foundation (June 9, 2015)

Chomsky, Noam. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Noam Chomsky. The New Press, 2002.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Resources for September 11, 2016

Houska, Tara. "National Guard on Standby in North Dakota Before Court Ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline." Democracy Now (September 9, 2016) ["North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has activated the National Guard ahead of today’s ruling on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is set to rule today on an injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue permits for the pipeline, arguing it violates the National Historic Preservation Act. This comes as over 1,000 people representing more than 100 Native American tribes are gathered along the Cannonball River by the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the pipeline’s construction. It’s been described as the largest unification of Native American tribes in decades. We go to North Dakota for an update from Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth."]

Carhill, C. Robert and Brian Salisbury. "Rebel Without a Care: Spending a Day Off with Ferris Bueller." Junkfood Cinema (June 30, 2016)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Shrouds of Soavi: Cemetery ManThe Devil's Daughter." Acidemic (September 8, 2016)

Brookes, Chris, et al. "Vestigial Tales, Pt. 1." Ideas (August 11, 2016) ["Analysing stories is usually territory claimed by writers, critics, and university scholars. But recently, evolutionary psychologists have begun to look at the human propensity for storytelling from a scientific perspective.  Why are we humans such suckers for a good story? Literary critics find the answer in story structure, characters, and plotlines. The literary Darwinists find the answer in evolution.  Documentary-maker Chris Brookes looks at the evolutionary origins of human storytelling."]

Barry, Nick and James Hancock. "John le Carré & Our Kind of Traitor." Wrong Reel (July 1, 2016)

Rothenberg, David and Heather Ann Thompson. "45 Years After Legendary Attica Prison Uprising, New Book Reveals State Role in Deadly Standoff." Democracy Now (September 9, 2016) ["Today prisoners in at least 24 states are set to participate in a nationally coordinated strike that comes on the 45th anniversary of the prison uprising at Attica. Much like the prisoners who took over New York’s infamous correctional facility in 1971, they are protesting long-term isolation, inadequate healthcare, overcrowding, violent attacks and slave labor. We speak with the author of an explosive new book about the four-day standoff, when unarmed prisoners held 39 prison guards hostage, that ended when armed state troopers raided the prison and shot indiscriminately more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition. In the end, 39 men would die, including 29 prisoners and 10 guards. We are also joined by David Rothenberg, who was a member of the Attica observers’ committee that was brought into Attica to negotiate on behalf of prisoners. He is founder of The Fortune Society."]

Fox, Neil, et al. "Point Blank (Port Elliot Special, Pt. 1)." The Cinematologists (August 21, 2015) ["Dario is on Holiday so Neil is joined by filmmaker and academic Mark Jenkin to present and discuss John Boorman's 1967 classic Point Blank starring Lee Marvin. Point Blank was released in a zeitgeist year for crime cinema that also included Arthur Penn's Bonnie & Clyde, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samourai and Seijun Suzuki's Branded To Kill and it stands equal to those illustrious peers. This episode also features an interview with writer Tom Shone about his latest book Woody Allen: A Retrospective. "]

Cassidy, Brendan and J.D. Duran. "The Neon Demon, Dr. Strangelove - Extra Film." In Session (July 1, 2016) 

Desaulniers, Jake and Arik Devens. "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." Cinema Gadfly #3 (ND) 

Richter, Brent. "Culture warrior - How anthropology can save the world." North Shore News (September 10, 2016) [Wade Davis: "“The great revelation of anthropology was that the world that you’re born into is just one model of reality, the consequence of one set of choices your cultural lineage made, however successfully,” Davis said. “The other peoples of the world remind us there are other ways of thinking, other ways of being, other ways of orienting yourself in social, physical, even spiritual space.”]

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Resources for September 8, 2016

Sudhakaran, Sareesh. "Cinematography of Roger Deakins." Wolfcrow (February 16, 2016)

Hedges, Chris. "America the Illiterate." Truthdig (August 31, 2016)

Head, Stephen Slaughter and Brett Michel. "Escape From New York (1981)." Diabolique #36 (July 28, 2015)

Cooper, Julia. "This Is the Rhythm of My Life: Failure in Claire Denis’ Beau Travail." cléo 1.3 (July 28, 2013)

Ehrlich, David. "Il Sorpasso both exemplifies and perfects the Italian comedy." A.V. Club (April 30, 2014)

"E.T. and Alienation." Pop Culture Case Study (June 30, 2016)

Noisecat, Julian Brave and Anne Spice. "A History and Future of Resistance: The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is part of a centuries-long indigenous struggle against dispossession and capitalist expansionism." Jacobin (September 8, 2016)

"The Battle of Algiers Turns 50." Current (September 8, 2016)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Ancient She-Shaman and her Shrooming Exhumer: Szamanka." Acidemic (November 30, 2014)

Bird, Daniel. "The Genre Mask." Electric Sheep (July 19, 2013)

Lola (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981)

"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)

Lola (West Germany: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981: 113 mins)

Cheney, Matthew. "Fassbinder at 70." The Mumpsimus (June 1, 2015)

---. "First Fassbinder: A Romantic Anarchist From the Start (Video Essay)." IndieWire (September 11, 2013)

Ebert, Roger. "Fassbinder Films Capture a Frantic Life's Desperation." Chicago Sun-Times (April 27, 1997)

"The Films Of Rainer Werner Fassbinder: A Retrospective." IndieWire (July 29, 2011)

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

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 BraunVeronika 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. "The Candy-Colored Amorality of the Fifties: Lola Production History."  Current (September 29, 2003)

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

Fassbinder's Faces - Lola from Daniel Mcilwraith on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Resources for September 6, 2016

Waititi, Taika. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." The Treatment (June 29, 2016) ["In 2005, director Taika Waititi’s adaptation of the novel Wild Pork and Watercress started as a much darker piece. Revisiting the work years later, however, allowed Taika to realize that comedy indeed prevails and he took the film The Hunt for the Wilderpeople in a different direction, while paying homage to the adventurous spirit of New Zealand. Behind films like What We Do In The Shadows and Eagle vs Shark, Taika Waititi shares the importance of humor through life’s tough times and dissects an artist’s ultimate quest for immortality."]

Piketty, Thomas.  "From the Introduction to Capital in the Twenty-First Century." (Harvard UP, 2014: posted on Harvard University Press website - for an archive of resources and reports on the book visit Harvard University Press)

Kenny, Glenn. "There's a Riot Goin' On." The Current (May 1, 2014)

Drain, Heather, et al. "Celine and Julie Go Boating." The Projection Booth #277 (June 28, 2016) ["Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) tells a story of friendship, adventure, and magic between two women (Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier) in Paris."]

Lachman, Edward. "Howl." American Cinematographer #22 (2010) ["Edward Lachman, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer’s Iain Stasukevich about the concepts behind visualizing the works of artists like Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, particularly regarding his work on the recent film Howl."]

Sunstein, Cass. "What Would Luke Skywalker Do?" Studio 360 (June 30, 2016) ["Sunstein recently had a job advising President Obama at the White House, and he’s appeared on lists of potential candidates for the Supreme Court. Sunstein’s new book, "The World According to Star Wars," came as a shock to many people who expected him to produce yet another scholarly tome. But the book isn't really all that different from his other work — it explores social, legal and political philosophy. The revelation for Sunstein was that the "Star Wars" universe contained so many of the moral quandaries that fascinate him."]

Bucsco, Gabe, Justine Smith and Josh Spiegel. "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind." Mousterpiece Theater (August 13, 2016) ["The film that led to the creation of Studio Ghibli, from director Hayao Miyazaki: it’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Josh and Gabe are joined by Justine Smith of Vague Visages to talk about this early Miyazaki effort, and whether or not it might be his very best film. Or is this movie not as emotionally engaging as films like Princess Mononoke or Kiki’s Delivery Service? Did this movie set the foundation or raise the bar so high nothing else could clear it?"]

Devens, Arik and Herb van der Poll. "Bob Roberts." Cinema Gadfly #22 (June 30, 2016)

Smith, Justine. "Why Criticism: Mark Cousin's 50 Week Film Course." Vague Visages (September 6, 2016)

"They Live: John Carpenter's Brilliantly Simple and Hugely Enjoyable Assault on Reagan's America." Cinephilia and Beyond (September 2016)

Friday Night (France: Claire Denis, 2002)

Friday Night (France: Claire Denis, 2002: 90 mins)

Cole, Kristin. "Claire Denis." Oxford Bibliographies (October 29, 2013)

Dinning, Samantha. "Great Directors: Claire Denis." Senses of Cinema (April 2009)

Funderburg, Christopher, et al. "Claire Denis." Wrong Reel #122 (April 3, 2016)

Gee, Felicity. "Claire Denis." The Cinematologist #61 (April 19, 2018) ["The episode covers a range of topics including aesthetics and feminism, the canonisation of Beau Travail, as well as the new film and how it fits into her body of work. Music in the episode comes from some of the collaborations Denis has undertaken with the band Tindersticks."]

Grant, Catherine. "35 Shots of Claire Denis (and More)." Film Studies For Free (April 23, 2009)

Hughes, Darren. "High Life and the 'Idea of a Claire Denis Film.'" Notebook (April 16, 2019)

Hughes, Darren and Michael Leary. "Claire Denis." Movie Mezzanine (April 13, 2015)

Hynes, Eric. "The Eyes Have It: Friday Night." Reverse Shot #29 (2009)

Koresky, Michael and Jeff Reichert.  "Claire Denis - The Art of Seduction: An Introduction." Reverse Shot (July 16, 2009)

Morrow, Fiona. "Claire Denis: That Friday Night Feeling." Independent (August 7, 2003)

Nelson, Max. "Claire Denis' Chemical Reactions." The New York Review of Books (April 27, 2018)

Phillips, Craig. "Seeing, Believing with Claire Denis." Keyframe (March 3, 2016)

Preziosi, Patrick. "“Why Don’t You Ever Take Me In Your Arms”: Claire Denis’ Cinema of Intimacy." Photogénie (November 16, 2018)

Reardon, Kiva. "Claire Denis and Objects of Desire." Keyframe (March 3, 2016)

Sarmiento, José. "The Strangers of Claire Denis: Her cinema speaks of the borders that divide humanity, and the people who cross them." Keyframe (March 24, 2017)

Walton, Saige. "Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression by Martine Beugnet." Senses of Cinema #50 (April 2009) ["Those familiar with French director Claire Denis will be aware of the exquisite sensuality of her cinema. Whether coming together with another body in the world through the shared space and flesh of desire, or being driven apart from others by personal and sociopolitical circumstance, bodies – their gestures, bites and kisses, alternately languid or energetic movements, postures, habits and rituals – are the very “stuff” and substance of the film experience here. Given her privileging of the senses and her amenability to, as well as considered dialogue with, philosophers of the body, Denis is at the forefront of a number of contemporary directors (by no means exclusive to France, if we consider the work of figures such as Hou Hsiao-hsien, David Lynch or Wong Kar-Wai) who are generating much interest from sensually alert film scholars. Adrian Martin, for instance, identifies “the bedrock of Denis’ cinema [as] the flesh”, while Elena del Río comments that the “film body” of the cinema itself becomes a “sensation producing machine” in Denis, as if each film were “sending ripples of affect and thought across a diversity of its movements”, independent of the body of the viewer. The arresting materiality that infuses Denis forces us to look anew at sensory encounters with the cinema."]

Monday, September 5, 2016

Resources for September 5, 2016

Berkowitz, Roger. "The Human Factor - Hannah Arendt." Ideas (June 26, 2016)

Herzog, Werner, Peter Zeitlinger and Iain Stasukevich. "Bad Lieutenant." American Cinematographer #13 (ND)

Block, Fred. "Malthus, Market Fundamentalism, and Welfare’s Trajectory." Against the Grain (August 30, 2016) ["The idea that human society and markets are self-regulating, and that therefore political intervention to address poverty and equality is wrong-headed, has taken over the political landscape. Fred Block shows how that idea, advanced by T. R. Malthus and much later by Charles Murray, has pushed governments to abandon safety-net protections."]

Koski, Genvieve, et al. "Finding Dory / Memento, Pt. 1." The Next Picture Show #33 (June 28, 2016)

Koski, Genevieve, et al. "Finding Dory / Memento, Pt. 2." The Next Picture Show #34 (June 30, 2016)

Markowitz, Barry. "Crazy Heart." American Cinematographer #14 (ND)

Tobias, Scott and Kevin B. Lee. "Terence Malick: The Art of Voiceover." (Posted on Vimeo: 2014)

Graham, Bill, Brian Roane and Ethan Vestby. "The Neon Demon." The Film Stage #196 (June 28, 2016)

D., Margo and Margo P. "Carrie." Book vs. Movie (December 28, 2014)

Crudo, Richard and Victor J. Kemper. "The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)." The American Cinematographer #19 (ND)