Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 27, 2019

Abumrad, Jad, et al. "Twitch and Shout."On the Media (February 22, 2019) ["Twitch.tv is a video streaming platform where millions of people broadcast their lives and video game action in real-time. It's like unedited, real, reality TV. This week, On the Media digs into why so many people want to share so much on Twitch, and what it tells us about the future of entertainment. First, a look at a couple of the biggest streamers of the platform, Ninja and Dr. Disrespect, who command devoted audiences and giant paychecks. Then, Bob dives into the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, the most expensive and highly produced pro gaming venture to date. Finally, Brooke speaks with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad about the life of a homeless streamer who's life was saved by Twitch."]

Bey, George. "Redefining success: Archaeology as a way to embrace the world." Ted Talks (February 3, 2015) ["George Bey is an anthropology professor and associate dean of international education at Millsaps College. Bey led efforts to establish 4,500 acres of wilderness in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula as an archeological and biocultural reserve to study the archeological remains of the ancient Maya civilization of Kaxil Kiuic. In 2012, discoveries made by Bey and his team were featured in a 2012 National Geographic documentary, “Quest for the Lost Maya.”"]

Biagetti, Samuel. "The Print and Gunpowder Revolutions." Historiansplaining (January 23, 2018) ["The early modern era – from the 1400s through the 1700s – is the monarchical age par excellence, with royal courts presiding over consolidated realms and monstrous armies capable of crushing smaller neighbors and internal rivals. The map of Europe transformed, and the reasons were, firstly, technological: the printing press broke through previous barriers to the creation of texts, allowing for the rapid spread of new ideas and propaganda, while new infantry tactics and gunpowder allowed royal governments to batter down the power of mounted knights and castles. Society became ever more centered on royal power and patronage, leaving behind a vestigial nobility to seek out a new role in the world or give way to nostalgia, as dramatized in the first great psychological novel, Don Quixote. We conclude by considering Cervantes’ novel as a touchstone of the shift from the medieval world, where reality is defined by social relationships, to the modern, where reality is defined by the senses."]

Connolly, Nathan. "Looking for Wakanda." On the Media (February 26, 2019) ["A persistent site for utopian longing, Wakanda has once more captured the public imagination: endowed with unlimited access to the most precious natural resource in the world, unsullied by the ravages of colonialism, Wakanda has reignited conversations about what black liberation can and should look like. According to Johns Hopkins University history professor Nathan Connolly, this latest chapter is part of a much longer tradition of imagining and reimagining black utopias. Connolly speaks with Brooke about how Wakanda arises from a 500-year history — from Maroon communities to Haiti to the actual Black Panther movement — a journey that takes us from "dreams to art to life, and back again."]

Hook, Jennifer van. "It's Good to Be Counted." Democracy Works #9 (May 8, 2018) ["The next census is still a few years away in 2020, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already hard at work on preparing to count the more than 325 million people in the United States. The census is one of the few democratic norms that’s required by the Constitution, and the data collected has wide-ranging uses. The normally routine process has been disrupted this year by Trump administration, which is pushing for the reintroduction of a question about citizenship. As you may have heard, there’s a debate going on about whether this question is appropriate, and whether the resource-strapped Census Bureau will have time to implement it before 2020."]

"What is Socialization?" Excerpted from Sensoy, Özlem and Robin DiAngelo. Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Teachers College Press, 2017: 37-38.















Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 26, 2019

Adams, Lena, et al. "Generation Z and the Future of Democracy." Democracy Works (April 17, 2018) ["Over the past few months, the members of Generation Z have combined the tenets of traditional social movements with the power of social media to reimagine what it means to protest in a democracy. That energy was on display during the March for Our Lives events held around the world on March 24. We interviewed several students from State College, Pennsylvania who attended March for Our Lives events locally and in Washington, D.C. They speak passionately and articulately about what they believe in and how they’re working to carry forward the energy they’ve create"]

Bazerman, Charles. "Talk of Anti-Semitism is Filled with Doublespeak and Doublethink." The Daily Doublespeak (February 14, 2019)

Brodner, Steve and Sophia McClennan. "Satire is Good For More Than Just a Few Laughs." Democracy Works #8 (May 1, 2018)

Smith, Tommie. "From Sharecropper to Olympic Protester." Democracy Works #7 (April 24, 2018) ["As you’ll hear, Tommie didn’t grow up in a political family and didn’t see himself as an activist when he enrolled at San Jose State University. That changed when he met Dr. Harry Edwards and became involved with Olympic Project for Human Rights, where he found his voice and used it to speak out against racial segregation in sports and elsewhere.Tommie Smith is a true living legend. He won a gold medal in the men’s 200 meter event at the 1968 Olympics, setting a world record in the process. When he took the medal stand in Mexico City that day, he made history again by raising a black-gloved fist during the National Anthem. When Tommie and teammate John Carlos raised their fists on the podium in Mexico City, many interpreted the gesture as a symbol of the Black Power movement. However, as Tommie says, the action was not necessarily about one cause or movement. Rather, it was a symbol of a broader struggle for power and equality."]

Worstall, Tim. "Bernie's Democratic Socialism Isn't Socialism, It's Social Democracy." Forbes (May 17, 2016)














Sunday, February 24, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 24, 2019







Fleming, Grace. "What an Essay Is and How to Write One." Thought (July 20, 2018)

Griggs, Brandon and Michelle Lou. "Oregon May Lower the Voting Age to 16." CNN (February 19, 2019)

Khan, Abe. "Is Colin Kaepernick a Good Democrat?" Democracy Works (March 14, 2018) ["No matter how much of a sports fan you are, you probably remember seeing Colin Kaepernick kneeling during National Anthem. President Trump took the debate to a whole new level when he said that anyone who does not respect the National Anthem and the flag should be fired. Kaepernick and those who followed him are the most recent example of athletes using their sports as a means to protest, but history is filled with others who have come before them."]

Kriner, Doug. "Checking the President's Power." Democracy Works (March 20, 2018) ["From Watergate to Benghazi to Robert Mueller, U.S. history is full of congressional hearings. You’ve no doubt heard about them in the news, but do you know what those House and Senate committees actually do and what their role is in a democracy?"]

Language/Linguistics/Words/Rhetoric  Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Stockton, Halle. "Fake news, clickbait, and the future of local journalism." Democracy Works #3 (March 27, 2018)

Ziblatt, Daniel. "How Democracies Die author Daniel Ziblatt on the ‘grinding work’ of democracy." Democracy Works (April 10, 2018) ["Daniel Ziblatt has done a lot of interviews since the release of How Democracies Die, the bestselling book he co-wrote with Steven Levitsky. But we asked him a question he’d never gotten before — about a line toward the end of the book when he refers to democracy as “grinding work.” The idea that democracy isn’t easy is a central theme of this podcast. As How Democracies Die illustrates, it’s much easier to succumb to the power of an autocratic leader than it is to stand up and protect the institutions that serve as the guardrails of democracy. Ziblatt, a professor of government at Harvard, talks about how the book came about and the impact it’s had since it was released earlier this year."]


“This is the only story of mine whose moral I know. I don’t think it’s a marvelous moral; I simply happen to know what it is: We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” -- Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night (1961)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Language/Linguistics/Words/Rhetoric (Ongoing Archive)

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Alim, H. Samy. "Occupy Language." The Opinionator (December 21, 2011)

Bazerman, Charles. "Talk of Anti-Semitism is Filled with Doublespeak and Doublethink." The Daily Doublespeak (February 14, 2019)

Berryhill, Katarina. "Normality is a Modern Fallacy." Dialogic Cinephilia (November 18, 2019)

Crandall, Chris, Erin Kearns and Muniba Saleem. "The Weight of Our Words." Hidden Brain (April 13, 2018) ["... we look at the language we use around race and religion, and what it says about the culture we live in."]

Crawford-Roberts, Ann, et al. "George Floyd's Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America." Scientific American (June 6, 2020) ["The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?"]

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. "How Society Embraces Male Denials, from Clarence Thomas to Brett Kavanaugh." Democracy Now (October 1, 2018) ["When President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against him and the subsequent fallout a “circus” orchestrated by the Democrats. His language echoed Clarence Thomas, who nearly 30 years ago said of the Anita Hill trials, “This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. … It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves.” We speak with Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University who assisted Anita Hill’s legal team. She is the founder of the African American Policy Forum. Her piece for The New York Times last week was headlined “We Still Haven’t Learned from Anita Hill’s Testimony.”"]

Eco, Umberto. "Senses of Semantics." Harvard University Press Blog (January 24, 2014)

Eisenstein, Charles. "The Ubiquitous Matrix of Lies" Reality Sandwhich (June 24, 2009)

Ellerby, Kara and Sumita Mukherjee. "How Empire Uses ‘Feminist’ Branding to Sell War and Occupation." Citations Needed #65 (February 6, 2019) ["Since the dawn of the American Empire, thin moral pretexts in our politics and press have been used to justify our wars and conquest. The invasion of Cuba and Philippines in 1898 was declared to be a fight for freedom from Spanish oppression. Vietnam was about stopping Communist tyranny. The pioneer myth of Manifest Destiny and “westward expansion” was built about “taming” and “civilizing’ the land from violent savages. But one current that flows through all of these imperial incursions has been the idea that the United States – as well as its allies the Great Britain and Israel – are out to protect women. Today's endless occupations in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are, in large part, justified in perpetuity because the United States is a self-declared, unique protector of modernity and women’s rights. All the same, the Pentagon is increasingly promoted, in press releases and media puffy pieces, as a place where women can exercise their agency: the ultimate apex of meritocracy and a vanguard of equality. But what if this approach misses the point of equality altogether? What if this is simply a craven branding exercise, putting a liberal face on what is a fundamentally oppressive system of violence? On this episode, we explore various ways women’s rights and empowerment has been used to sell colonial objectives and how one can differentiate between actual progress and the superficial language of inclusion used cynically in service of mechanized violence."]

Feitlowitz, Marguerite. "A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture." The New York Times (Reproduction of Ch. 1 from the book of the same name)

Feldman, David. "The Meanings of Antisemitism." Backdoor Broadcasting Company (February 13, 2017) ["Antisemitism has figured in British political debates in the last year as never before. In this lecture, David Feldman examines the changing meanings of antisemitism since the term was first coined. He reveals a new history of the Jews’ struggle for equality from the late-nineteenth century and explains why the politics of antisemitism today generate so much controversy. David Feldman is Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and also a Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. He is currently writing an intellectual and political history of the concept of antisemitism in Britain from its introduction in the 1880s to the present."]

Feldman, Noah. "A Coup by an Other Name." On the Media (July 12, 2013)

Fields, Karen E. and Barbara J. Fields. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in America. Verso, 2012. ["Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions."]

Giroux, Henry A. "Racism and the Aesthetic of Hyperreal Violence: Pulp Fiction and Other Visual Tragedies." Social Identities 1:2 (1995): 333-354.

Johnson, Walter, et al. "To Remake the World: Slavery, Racial Capitalism, and Justice." Boston Review (February 20, 2018)

Juhyundred. "Reading Colonialism in Parasite." Tropics of Meta (February 17, 2020)

Lakoff, George. "How to Use the Language of “Systemic Causation” To Talk About Climate Change." Uprising Radio (November 1, 2012)

Language: A Feminist Guide ["This is a feminist blog about language (in fact, mostly the English language), written by a feminist who’s also a linguist. In this space I’ll try to address some frequently asked questions, debunk some common myths, and ponder some of the linguistic dilemmas confronting feminists in the 21st century."]

Leary, John Patrick. "'Meritocracy' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means." On the Media (March 15, 2019) ["This week, fifty people were charged by federal prosecutors in a college admissions scandal. As the public dug into the details of how wealthy parents made payments to help their students get into elite (and not so elite) universities around the country, some of the discussion centered around "the myth of meritocracy" in the United States. The trouble is, the myth of "meritocracy" goes much deeper than this story. The word was actually coined as satire in 1958 by the British sociologist Michael Young, who was criticizing the role that the UK's elite education system had in shaping the hierarchy of British society. This week, Bob speaks with John Patrick Leary about the satirical origins of the word and what it has come to mean in the US. He says there are actually two myths: "the myth that there is such a thing, and the myth that the United States is committed to that imaginary thing." Leary is a professor of English at Wayne State University and author of Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism."]

Lombardi, Amy J. "On the Origins of the term 'Doublespeak.'" The Daily Doublespeak (September 4, 2008)

Manne, Kate, et al. "The Logic of Misogyny." Boston Review (July 11, 2016)

Marshall, Andrew Gavin. "Politics and Language." The Corbett Show (July 31, 2012)

McAlevey, Jane. "It's Time to Retire the Term 'Middle-Class.'" Citations Needed #91 (October 23, 2019) ["The term “middle class” is used so much by pundits and politicians, it could easily be the Free Space in any political rhetoric Bingo card. After all, who’s opposed to strengthening, widening, and protecting the “middle class”? Like “democracy,” “freedom,” and “human rights”, “middle class” is an unimpeachable, unassailable label that evokes warm feelings and a sense of collective morality.
But the term itself, always slippery and changing based on context, has evolved from a vague aspiration marked by safety, a nice home, and a white picket fence into something more sinister, racially-coded, and deliberately obscuring. The middle class isn’t about concrete, material positive rights of good housing and economic security––it’s a capitalist carrot hovering over our heads telling us such things are possible if we Only Work Harder. More than anything, it's a way for politicians to gesture towards populism without the messiness of mentioning––much less centering––the poor and poverty. This week we are joined by Jane McAlevey, a union organizer, scholar and Senior Policy Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley’s Labor Center."]

Moody, Chris. "How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street." Yahoo News (December 1, 2011)

The N Word (USA: Todd Nelson, 2004: 86 mins)

Parks, Tim. "In Praise of the Language Police." New York Review of Books (January 23, 2013)

Popova, Maria. "Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers." Brain Pickings (May 3, 2013)

Rafael, Vincente. "Translation in Wartime." Arcade (2008)

Roberts, Paul Craig. "Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs an Orwell." Foreign Policy Journal (March 14, 2011)

Robinson, Andrew. "Bakhtin: Dialogism, Polyphony and Heteroglossia." CeaseFire (July 29, 2011) ["In the latest addition to his A-Z of Theory series, political theorist Andrew Robinson introduces, in a two-part essay, the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, one of the most important theorists of discourse in the twentieth century."]

"Sapiosexuality." Dialogic (January 10, 2012)

Sen, Rinku. "Drop the I-Word: In Victory for Advocates, Associated Press Stops Using Phrase 'Illegal Immigrant.'" Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Shovic, Charlene. "Contradicting Facebook: A Discourse Analysis." Vimeo (2011)

Siddiqi, Hishaam. "How to Talk about ISIS Without Islamophobia." Teen Vogue (July 18, 2016)

Vargas, Jose Antonio. "'Illegal' vs 'Undocumented.'" On the Media (September 28, 2012)

Weinberg, George. "In Defense of 'Homophobia.'" On the Media (December 7, 2012)

"We Need to Talk About Rape." Language: A Feminist Guide (October 25, 2019)

West, Lindy. "Fuck Your Delicate Sensibilities, I'm Going to Swear as Much as I Want." Jezebel (May 15, 2013)

West, Stephen. "Antonio Gramsci on Cultural Hegemony." Philosophize This! #131 (May 23, 2019) ["Gramsci begins his explanation by evoking and repurposing a word that had been thrown around all throughout human history but it was a word that he thought in recent years was starting to take on an entirely new meaning. The thing that was responsible for allowing a particular social class to ascend to power and then maintain a privileged status…was what he called Cultural Hegemony. This concept of hegemony is going to become massively important to the political conversation of the 20th and 21st centuries and by the end of this arc of the show we’re going to have looked at it from a lot of different perspectives. Maybe we should start from the origins of the word…the word hegemony originates in ancient Greece…the root of the word comes from the greek word meaning “to lead”, some translators say it’s closer to “to rule over”…but either way during antiquity there were things called hegemons…now in the context of ancient Greece a hegemon was typically a state that had a significant military advantage over another state…the arrangement being that if the weaker state didn’t comply with certain demands from the hegemon they would be annexed or dominated militarily or burned to the ground, take your pick. The term hegemony implied the threat of physical dominance over a population of people…this was the case all throughout human history. But Gramsci is going to say that in our modern world the definition of the word hegemony needs to evolve with the political reality we are living in. We are no longer living in a world where most political control is exercised by military dominance over a population of people. Since the advent of mass media people in positions of power have realized that a much more effective way of controlling populations is by manipulating the cultural parameters that citizens have to navigate. The general idea is this: to be a human being living a life in our modern world…you always HAVE to be living that life immersed within a particular culture. But what IS a culture other than an elaborate collection of norms, rules, structures, mores, taboos, rituals, values, symbolic gestures…these things are not exactly abstract concepts…they are acute. They are visible. This is the cultural custom of a handshake to pay deference to someone else. This is not talking with your mouth full. This is the sum total of every ritual we engage in on a daily basis that all come together to create a cohesive society. But what Gramsci is going to ask is: who exactly created all of these norms and taboos that we abide by?"]

---. "Derrida and Words." Philosophize This (June 25, 2018)

---. "Structuralism and Context." Philosophize This (January 28, 2018) ["On this episode, we talk about the origins of Structuralism. Included is a discussion on the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, (born Nov. 26, 1857, Geneva, Switz.—died Feb. 22, 1913, Vufflens-le-Château), Swiss linguist whose ideas on structure in language laid the foundation for much of the approach to and progress of the linguistic sciences in the 20th century."]
Woods, Chris. "As U.S. Escalates Pakistan Drone Strikes, Expansive "Kill List" Stirs Fears of Worse Civilian Toll." Democracy Now (June 5,2012)



Friday, February 22, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 23, 2019

Brunori, David. "Where is the Outrage Over Corporate Welfare?" Forbes (March 14, 2014)

Crandall, Chris, Erin Kearns and Muniba Saleem. "The Weight of Our Words." Hidden Brain (April 13, 2018) ["... we look at the language we use around race and religion, and what it says about the culture we live in."]

Jaggi, Maya. "Conscience of a Nation." The Guardian (January 20, 2001) ["The child of working-class immigrants to America, [Noam Chomsky] has become one of the 10 most quoted sources in the humanities - along with Shakespeare and the Bible. Maya Jaggi on the founding father of linguistic philosophy and tireless scourge of US imperialism."]

Mullainathan, Sendhil and Eldar Shafir. "The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole." Hidden Brain (April 2, 2018)

Requiem for the American Dream (USA: Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared Scott, 2015: 72 mins) ["In Requiem for the American Dream, renowned intellectual figure Noam Chomsky deliberates on the defining characteristics of our time—the colossal concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few and fewer, with the rise of a rapacious individualism and complete collapse of class consciousness. Chomsky does this by discussing some of the key principles that have brought this culture to the pinnacle of historically unprecedented inequality by tracing a half century of policies designed to favour the most wealthy at the expense of the majority, while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. The film serves to provide insights into how we got here, and culminates as a reminder that these problems are not inevitable. Once we remember those who came before and those who will come after, we see that we can, and should, fight back."]

Way, Niobe, et al. "Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men." Hidden Brain (March 19, 2018)








Can Bernie Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination? from Rising Up With Sonali on Vimeo.



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 20, 2019

Bamboozled (USA: Spike Lee, 2000) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Berger, Dan, et al. "Prison Abolition Syllabus." Black Perspectives (November 20, 2016)

Berkshire, Jennifer and Jack Schneider. "The Los Angeles Teacher Strike: Back to the Future of Education Reform." Have You Heard #58 (February 1, 2019)  [MB - Wondering why teachers are going on strike across the USA? - here is a great, quick introduction to some of the major reasons for these strikes told through the successful Los Angeles Teachers Strike.]

Browne, Simone.  Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Duke University Press, 2015.

Christley, Jaime N. "1900 Obliterates the Barriers Between Story and History." Slant (February 17, 2019) ["Bernardo Bertolucci’s film is a living, fluid organism that spans the distances between several poles of extremity."]

Clark, Ashley. "Bamboozled: Spike Lee's masterpiece on race in America is as relevant as ever." The Guardian (October 6, 2015)

Goldstein, Dana and Jennifer Medina. "Success of Los Angeles Teachers Strike Rocks Charter Schools, and a Rich Supporter." The New York Times (January 28, 2019)

Kim, Ron. "Amazon’s Defeat in NYC Galvanizes Movement to End Billion-Dollar Corporate Welfare." Democracy Now (February 19, 2019) ["New York City is still reeling since Amazon announced last week that it was scrapping plans to build a major office facility in Queens. The decision came under mounting pressure from grassroots activists and local politicians who opposed the deal. Amazon had announced the project in November after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered Amazon nearly $3 billion in tax subsidies to come to the city. But local politicians and community organizers rallied against the tech giant and won. The lawmakers who took down Amazon say their victory is just the beginning of a major fight against tax subsidies for huge companies—which they call “corporate welfare.” We speak with New York State Assemblymember Ron Kim, who helped fight Amazon and introduced the End of Corporate Welfare Act to the state Legislature earlier this month."]

Massey, Douglas S. "The Mexico-U.S. Border in the American Imagination." Proceeding of the American Philosophical Society 160.2 (June 2016): 160-177.

Prashad, Vijay and Francisco Rodriguez. "Venezuela in Crisis: As U.S. Pushes Regime Change, Fear Grows of Civil War & Famine." Democracy Now (February 19, 2019) ["President Trump called for regime change in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua on Monday, in a major speech urging the Venezuelan military to abandon its support for President Nicolás Maduro and to support self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó. During the speech, Trump said the U.S. seeks a peaceful transition of power in Venezuela, but that all options remain on the table. This comes as a new book out by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reveals Trump privately discussed going to war with Venezuela in 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro responded to Trump’s speech in Miami by accusing him of engaging in Nazi-like discourse."]





Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bamboozled (USA: Spike Lee, 2000)



Bamboozled (USA: Spike Lee, 2000: 135 mins)

Baker, Courtney R. "Misrecognized: Looking at Images of Black Suffering and Death." [Dissertation: Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate Program in Literature at Duke University, 2008]

Barnes, Rhae Lynn. "Historian: Americans Must Face Violent History of Blackface Amid Virginia Gov. Racist Photo Scandal." Democracy Now (February 4, 2019) ["We discuss the history behind calls for Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign after a photo surfaced on his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page showing a man wearing blackface posing next to a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The yearbook also features an image of a white man in a wig, dress and black face. The photo’s caption reads, “'Baby Love,' who ever thought Diana Ross would make it to Medical School!” Another photo in the yearbook shows three men in blackface. We are joined by Rhae Lynn Barnes, assistant professor of American cultural history at Princeton University and author of the forthcoming book “Darkology: When the American Dream Wore Blackface.” Her new article for The Washington Post is headlined “The troubling history behind Ralph Northam’s blackface Klan photo.”" Also: Part 1 - "Virginia Legislative Black Caucus: Governor Northam Must Resign over Blackface Yearbook Photo." and Part 2: "As Virginia Governor Waffles on Blackface Yearbook Photo, NAACP Leader Calls His Apology “Invalid”."]

Bellamy, Jason and Ed Howard. "The Conversations: Bamboozled." The House Next Door (February 25, 2012)

Benton, Michael Dean. "James Allen: Without Sanctuary; The Debate Over the Hanging of a Barack Obama Effigy on the Campus of the UK; The History of Lynching in America." Dialogic (November 3, 2008)

---. "Learning From "El Mexterminator" and "Cyber Vato": Social Anxiety as a Performative Pedagogy." Reconstruction 2.4 (Fall 2003)

---. "Response to a Lynching Joke in an Email." Dialogic (January 18, 2011)

---. "Theodore W. Allen: The Invention of the White Race." Dialogic (January 23, 2008)

Clark, Ashley. "Bamboozled: New Millennium, Same Bullshit."  The Current (March 17, 2021) [Discusses themes of his book Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (2015): "Four years on, I stand by my assessment of the centrality of Bamboozled to Lee’s output, and his most significant subsequent releases have explicitly harked back to itmore than to any other film. Consider the wild, outsize, sex-and-guns social satire of Chi-Raq (2015), or the Oscar-winning box-office smash BlacKkKlansman (2018), a more easily digestible and conventional film than Bamboozled but one that nevertheless echoes its predecessorin its sharply critical deployment of footage from Gone with the Wind and The Birth of a Nation to illustrate the long-held racist myths seeping from American entertainment into the national social and political fabric. It seems unlikely, though, that Lee will ever again produce something with the sheer, unsettling force of Bamboozled—as much an exorcism as a film, a brilliant, fiery obelisk that turns the demonic power of racism inside out for the world to gaze upon, if it dares."]

---. "Bamboozled: Spike Lee's masterpiece on race in America is as relevant as ever." The Guardian (October 6, 2015)

Clark, Ashley, et al. "The July/August Issue." The Film Comment Podcast (July 5, 2016) ["Ashley Clark, film critic and author of Facing Blackness, discusses his essay on silent-era black performers and their overlooked talents."]

Delue, Rachel Ziady. "Envisioning Race in Spike Lee's Bamboozled." Fight the Power!: The Spike Lee Reader. ed. Janice D. Hamlet and Robin R. Means Coleman. NY: Peter Lang, 2009: 61-88.

Dyson, Michael Eric, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. "The N Word." Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations [from the originals CD, reposted on YouTube: May 11, 2011].

Elam, Harry J. Jr. "Spike Lee's Bamboozled." Black Cultural Traffic: Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture ed. Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennel Jackson. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2005: 346-362.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. Originally published in French in 1952. Translated by Charles Lam Markmann. NY: Pluto Press, 2008. [Audio version online here.]

Feeling, Kara. "Passing for Human: Bamboozled and Digital Humanism." Fight the Power!: The Spike Lee Reader. ed. Janice D. Hamlet and Robin R. Means Coleman. NY: Peter Lang, 2009

"Frantz Fanon." Wikipedia (No Date)

Holden, Stephen. "Bamboozled (2000) FILM REVIEW; Trying On Blackface in a Flirtation With Fire." The New York Times (October 6, 2000)

hooks, bell. "Revolutionary Attitude." Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1992: 1-8.

Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Lott, Eric. "Love and Theft: The Racial Unconscious of Blackface Minstrelsy." Representations #39 (Summer 1992): 23-50.

Michael, Dennis. "Facing up to the past: Bamboozled offers unblinking look at race, perceptions." CNN (October 4, 2000)

Patton, Tracy Owens and Deborah McGriff. "Ya Been Took, Ya Been Hoodwinked, Ya Been Bamboozled: Mau Maus, Diaspora, and the Mediated Misrepresentation of Blackness." Fight the Power!: The Spike Lee Reader. ed. Janice D. Hamlet and Robin R. Means Coleman. NY: Peter Lang, 2009: 89-102.

Pfohl, Stephen Images and Power (SC532 Course Syllabus, Boston College, 2011)

Powell, Gerald A., Jr. "A Rhetoric of Symbolic Identity: An Analysis of Spike Lee's X and Bamboozled." [Dissertation: Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Culture, Harvard University, 2003]

Riggs, Marlon. "The Making of Color Adjustment." POV (1992)

Slaner, Stephen E. and Sandra Clyne. "The Use of Spike Lee’s Bamboozled to Promote Difficult Dialogues on Race." Human Architecture (Winter 2008): 7-16.

Sutherland, Jean-Anne and Kathryn Feltey. "Introduction." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. eds. Jean-Anne Sutherland and Kathryn Feltey. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 1-23. [Copy in BCTC Library]

Swinney, Jacob T. "12 Essential Women Cinematographers." Keyframe (August 10, 2016)

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (USA: Thomas Allen Harris, 2014: 90 mins) ["A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile."]

Ward, Jerry W. "Prologue to an Essay on African American Satire." Black Magnolias 2.2 (2003): 4-9.

Yancy, George. "Whiteness as Ambush and the Transformative Power of Vigilance." Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race. Rowan and Littlefield, 2008: 227-247.









Dialogic Cinephilia - February 19, 2019


Amy Goodman: Journalist/Executive Producer and Host of Democracy Now Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"An Agency of Chaos: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight." Cinephilia and Beyond (ND)




Bittencourt, Ella. "Latin American Movies at IFFR." MUBI (February 10, 2019) ["New films ranging from maximalist to minimalist, Brazil to Argentina, are among the highlights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam."]

Bloom, David, Geraldine Chaplin and Andréa R. Vaucher. "Geraldine Chaplin." Film Comment (May 8, 2018) ["Acting dynasties—like any kind of dynasty—rarely produce talents as great as Geraldine Chaplin, Charlie’s daughter, who ended up a sui generis figure in cinema history herself. Writer Andréa R. Vaucher and David Bloom joined Chaplin at the Panama Film Festival to discuss her incredible career; working with David Lean, Carlos Saura, Robert Altman, Alan Rudolph, and J. A. Bayona; her teenage years as a ballerina; and, of course, her father. A few of Paul Newman’s best pranks also crop up."]

Canon, Dan. "Get Rid of Private Schools." LEO Weekly (January 30, 2019)

Davis, Angela and Imani Perry. "Angela Davis Returns to Birmingham, Reflecting on Palestinian Rights & Fight for Freedom Everywhere." Democracy Now (February 18, 2019) ["Civil rights icon and scholar Angela Davis returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend. She originally planned the visit to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, but the institute withdrew the award last month, soon after the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center sent a letter urging the board to reconsider honoring Davis due to her support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting the Israeli government and Israeli institutions. Facing swift and widespread outcry, the institute then reversed its decision and reinstated the award. But Angela Davis has yet to say if she will accept it. More than 3,000 people gathered Saturday evening for an alternative event to honor Davis hosted by the Birmingham Committee for Truth and Reconciliation. The event featured a conversation between Davis and Princeton professor Imani Perry, who is also from Birmingham."]




Mauro, Tiago Di. "Ex-Shaman (Ex Pajé)." Dirty Movies (February 22, 2018)




Wood, Jason. "Capitalism and Culture Collides in Birds of Passage." Notebook (February 16, 2019) ["Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s follow-up to Embrace of the Serpent does not disappoint."]














Sunday, February 17, 2019

Amy Goodman: Journalist/Executive Producer and Host of Democracy Now

Websites/Biographies/Archives:

Democracy Now (Amy Goodman is the co-host with Juan Gonzales and executive producer of Democracy Now: DN bio here)

Truthdig: Amy Goodman's Column

PBS/AOL Feature on Amy Goodman as Part of "Makers: Women Who Make America Series"


Resources by/about Amy Goodman:

Assange, Julian, Amy Goodman, and Slavoj Žižek. "The impact of WikiLeaks on world politics, the release of the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, and Cablegate — the largest trove of classified U.S. government records in history." Democracy Now (July 5, 2011)

Beckett, Charles, et al. "Information wars: How will governments deal with the information revolution?" Empire (March 29, 2011)

Bell, Emily, et al. " Empire Social networks, social revolution: Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have become the new weapons of mass mobilisation." Empire (February 21, 2011)

Brooks, David, et al. "A critical look at the presidential nominees." Minnesota Public Radio News (July 3, 2008)

Goodman, Amy. "40 Years Later, One Member of the MOVE 9 Walks Free." TruthDig (August 9, 2018)

---. "Alleged Chicago Torturer’s Overdue Day in Court." Democracy Now (May 26, 2010)

---. "Amy Goodman's Other America." Moyers & Company (April 10, 2013)

---. "Betsy DeVos' Latest Proposal on Guns Is Almost Beyond Belief." TruthDig (August 30, 2018)

---. "The Countless Ways the Legacy of Slavery Lives On." TruthDig (February 7, 2019)

---. "‘Food Terrorism’ Next Door to the Magic Kingdom." TruthDig (June 28, 2011)

---. "Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony." Democracy Now (August 31, 2018) ["In this exclusive broadcast, Democracy Now! breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupation—in part because Morocco has routinely blocked journalists from entering Western Sahara. But in late 2016 Democracy Now! managed to get into the Western Saharan city of Laayoune, becoming the first international news team to report from the occupied territory in years."]
---. "Meet the Doctor Suing Trump: Dr. Eugene Gu on Gun Violence, Privatization of VA and White Supremacy." AlterNet (March 31, 2018)

---. "Occupy Louisville: Voices from Social Justice Encampment in the Hometown of Muhammad Ali." Democracy Now (October 24, 2011)

---. "The Party Police." Democracy Now (September 11, 2008)

---. "Rove's Science of Dirty Tricks." TruthDig (August 14, 2007)

---. "Silent Sam, Another Confederate Monument, Comes Tumbling Down." TruthDig (August 23, 2018)

---. "Standing Up To the Madness." Truthdig (March 31, 2009)

---. "Teachers in Revolt: Meet the Educators in Kentucky and Oklahoma Walking Out Over School Funding." AlterNet (April 4, 2018)

---. "A Torture Debate Amongst Healers." AlterNet (April 10, 2008)

---. "Troy Davis and the Politics of Death." TruthDig (September 13, 2011)

---. "The Uncounted Casualties of War." Truthdig (August 1, 2007)

---. "Wall St. Socialists." TruthDig (September 17, 2008)

---. "Who's Afraid of the Green New Deal?" TruthDig (February 14, 2019)

---. "WikiLeaks’ New Release: The Kissinger Cables and Bradley Manning." TruthDig (April 10, 2013)

Goodman, Amy and Mark Danner. "Stripping Bare the Body." Vimeo (Tishman Auditorium, The New School, New York, on October 15, 2009)

Goodman, Amy and John Maxwell Hamilton. "The role of media in the USA: Has the mainstream media in the US replaced serious coverage with tabloidism?" Riz Khan (January 14, 2010)

Goodman, Amy and Dennis Moynihan. "In Memory of All That Is Lost." Democracy Now (June 2, 2010)

Goodman, Amy and Juan Gonzalez. Media Giant Sinclair, Under Fire for Forcing Anchors to Read Trumpian Screed, Is Rapidly Expanding." AlterNet (April 5, 2018)

Goodman, Amy, et al. "Poisoned Water, Fossil Fuels." Making Contact (May 22, 2012)

---. "Rise for Climate: Tens of Thousands March in San Francisco Calling for Fossil-Free World." Democracy Now (September 10, 2018) ["Hundreds of thousands of protesters in more than 90 countries joined a worldwide day of protest demanding urgent action to address climate change Saturday. In San Francisco, up to 30,000 people took part in the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march. It is believed to be the largest climate march ever on the West Coast. The protest came just days before the start of the Global Climate Action Summit being organized by California Governor Jerry Brown. Democracy Now! was in the streets of San Francisco for the march."]














Dialogic Cinephilia - February 18, 2019

Ellick, Adam B. and Adam Westbrook. "Operation Infektion." Times Video (November 12, 2018) ["Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using Russia’s playbook against one another without the faintest clue."]

Hampton, Howard. "Death by Hanging: Hanging By a Thread." The Current (February 16, 2016)

Morris, Jr., Kenneth. "'Agitate, Agitate, Agitate!': Great-Great-Great-Grandson Echoes Frederick Douglass on 201st Birthday." Democracy Now (February 15, 2019) ["This month marks the 201st birthday of the renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery around 1818. He died a free man in 1895. Thursday night, leaders from around the country gathered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass as part of a ceremony culminating a year of events marking the bicentennial of the birth of the celebrated abolitionist, politician, writer, feminist, educator, entrepreneur and diplomat. We are joined by Kenneth Morris Jr., Frederick Douglass’s great-great-great-grandson, president of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, and also the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. He says the lesson he hopes young activists will take from his great-great-great-grandfather Frederick Douglass is: “Agitate. Agitate. Agitate. … It’s really important that activists and young people understand that they can lift their voices and agitate.”"]


Trailer | Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited from Tom Huckabee on Vimeo.


Parcelin, Paul. "Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited." Film Threat (February 13, 2019)

Pareene, Alex. "Consolation Prizes." The Baffler #43 (January/February, 2019)
["The right’s bid to short-circuit inequality with cheap gizmos."]
















Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 14, 2019

Douglas Rushkoff: Media Theory/Documentary Filmmaker/Graphic Novelist/Digital Economics Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

LePire, Bobby. "The Golem." Film Threat (February 13, 2019)

Ortiz, Aimee. "It’s poverty and inequality that undercut Boston’s brightest." The Boston Globe (January 31, 2019)

Thompson, Clifford. "Toni Morrison's Big Bang." Los Angeles Review of Books (February 1, 2019)

Whitman, James. "How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws." Moyers and Co. (October 13, 2017) ["Bill Moyers in conversation with author James Whitman about his new book Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law."]

Williams, Duncan Ryuken. "Thus Have I Heard: An American Sutra." Tricycle (Spring 2019) ["With the outbreak of World War II, Japanese Americans were incarcerated by the thousands. Out of the crucible of the camps, a uniquely American Buddhism was born."]














Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 12, 2019

Eblen, Tom. "State officials quietly gave away a historic park where Daniel Boone lived. What’s next?" Herald-Leader (January 29, 2019)

Elections/Lobbying Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Lents, Nathan H. "Why Do We Celebrate Darwin Day?" Psychology Today (February 12, 2019)

Memories of Murder (South Korea: Bong Joon-Ho, 2003) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Rushkoff, Douglas. "Introduction: They Say." Coercion: Why We Listen To What 'They' Say. Penguin Putnam, 1999 (Excerpt)




Serpe, Nick. "Bisbee's Ghosts." Dissent (Winter 2019) ["A forced exodus haunts a border town’s past. Can a new documentary force a reckoning?"]

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. "Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy." Shorenstein Center Media and Politics Podcast (August 2018)

Warfield, Zenobia Jeffries. "Black Lives Matter Is Making Single Moms Homeowners." Truthout (February 11, 2019)









Monday, February 11, 2019

Memories of Murder (South Korea: Bong Joon-Ho, 2003)





Memories of Murder (South Korea: Bong Joon-Ho, 2003: 132 mins)

"Bong Joon-Ho." The Director's Club (September 4, 2017)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Bong Joon-Ho: Living Images, Moving Frames." Balder & Dash (July 1, 2014)

Gunzburg, David. "Realistic, Like In a Movie: On Facts, Procedurals, and Memories of Murder." Photogenie (October 1, 2013)


López, Cristina Álvarez and Adrian Martin. "Imitation, Contamination, Dissolution: Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder." The Notebook (July 30, 2016)

Park, Ed. "The Bong Show: Bong Joon-Ho." Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work Beyond Hollywood ed. Michael Atkinson. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2008: 49-54. [Professor has copy]

---. "Memories of Murder: In the Killing Jar." Current (April 20, 2021)

Zhou, Tony. "Memories of Murder: Ensemble Staging." Every Frame a Painting (Posted on Vimeo: January 2016)








2010s Films (Teaching Archive)



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (USA/Sweden/UK/Germany: David Fincher, 2011)

Hugo (USA: Martin Scorsese, 2011)

The Interrupters (USA: Steve James, 2011)

Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany: Lars Von Triers, 2011)

Pariah (USA: Dee Rees, 2011)

The Skin I Live In (Spain: Pedro Almodovar, 2011)

The Tree of Life (USA: Terence Malick, 2011)

The Turin Horse (Hungary/Germany/France/Switzerland/USA: Bela Tarr, 2011)

Wuthering Heights (UK: Andrea Arnold, 2011)

The Act of Killing (Denmark/Norway/UK/Sweden/Finland: Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)


The Comedy (USA: Rick Alverson, 2012)

Compliance (USA: Craig Zobel, 2012)

Cosmopolis (France/Canada/Portugal/Italy: David Croneberg, 2012)

The Dark Knight Rises (USA/UK: Christopher Nolan, 2012)

Django Unchained (USA: Quentin Tarantino, 2012)

Frances, Ha (USA: Noah Baumbach, 2012)

Hannah Arendt (Germany/Luxemborg/France: Margarethe von Trotta, 2012)

The Hunger Games (USA: Gary Ross, 2012)

Lincoln (USA: Steven Spielberg, 2012)

The Master (USA: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

Moonrise Kingdom (USA: Wes Anderson, 2012)

Museum Hours (Austria/USA: Jem Cohen, 2012)

Something in the Air (France: Olivier Assayas, 2012)

Spring Breakers (USA: Harmony Korine, 2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (USA: Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)

12 Years a Slave (USA: Steve McQueen, 2013)

American Hustle (USA: David O' Russell, 2013)



Before Midnight (USA: Richard Linklater, 2013)

Blue is the Warmest Color (France/Belgium/Spain: Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)

Dirty Wars (USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen: Rick Rowley, 2013)

Gravity (USA: Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

The Great Beauty (Italy/France: Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)

Her (USA: Spike Jonze, 2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy (France: Michel Gondry, 2013)

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

Nebraska (USA: Alexander Payne, 2013)


Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium/UK: Lars von Trier, 2013); Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 (Denmark/Belgium/France/Germany/UK: Lars von Trier, 2013)




Citizenfour (Germany/USA: Laura Poitras, 2014)



Blackhat (USA: Michael Mann, 2015)

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


Chi-Raq (USA: Spike Lee, 2015)

Crimson Peak (USA: Guillermo del Toro, 2015)

Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina: Ciro Guerra, 2015)

Ex Machina (UK: Alex Garland, 2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey (USA: Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015)

The Fits (USA: Anna Rose Holmer, 2015)

The Forbidden Room (Canada: Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin, 2015)

The Hateful Eight (USA: Quentin Tarantino, 2015)

Jupiter Ascending (USA: Lana Wachowski and Lily Wachowski, 2015)

The Lobster (Greece/Ireland/Netherlands/UK/France: Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Australia/USA: George Miller, 2015)

The Revenant (USA: Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2015)

Room (Ireland/Canada: Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)

Sicario (USA: Denis Villeneuve, 2015)

Son of Saul (Hungary: László Nemes, 2015)

Spotlight (USA: Tom McCarthy, 2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (USA: J.J. Abrams, 2015)

Tangerine (USA: Scott Baker, 2015)

The Witch (Canada/USA: Robert Eggers, 2015)

20th Century Women (USA: Mike Mills, 2016)


The Love Witch (USA: Anna Biller, 2016)

Moonlight (USA: Barry Jenkins, 2016)

The Neon Demon (France/USA/Denmark: Nicholas Refn Winding, 2016)

The Nice Guys (UK/USA: Shane Black, 2016)

The Beguiled (USA: Sofia Coppola, 2017)

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (France: Robin Campillo, 2017)

Call Me By Your Name (Italy/France/Brazil/USA: Luca Guadagnino, 2017)

The Death of Stalin (UK/Canada/France/Belgium: Armando Iannuci, 2017)

Detroit (USA: Kathryn Bigelow, 2017)

The Florida Project (USA: Sean Baker, 2017)

Get Out (USA: Jordan Peele, 2017)

Lady Bird (USA: Greta Gerwig, 2017)

Let the Sunshine In (France/Belgium: Claire Denis, 2017)

The Shape of Water (USA: Guillermo del Toro, 2017)

Zama (Argentina/Brazil/Spain/Dominican Republic/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Switzerland/USA/Portugal/Netherlands: Lucrecia Martel, 2017)

Annihilation (UK/USA: Alex Garland, 2018)

A Paris Education (France: Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2018)

Black Panther (USA: Ryan Coogler, 2018)

Burning (South Korea: Lee Chang-Dong, 2018)

The Favourite (Ireland/UK/USA: Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018)

Roma (Mexico/USA: Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

Sorry to Bother You (USA: Boots Riley, 2018)

Suspiria (Italy/USA: Luca Guadagnino, 2018)