Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - July 31, 2019

Azevedo, Luis. "The Sensual World of Claire Denis." Little White Lies (April 15, 2019) ["Filtering the cinematic landscape of this master filmmaker through the five senses."]

Benton, Michael. "Around the World in 15 Films (4)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Future film course)

Kael, Pauline. "Circles and Squares." (Excerpted from Film Quarterly 16.3 Spring, 1963.)

Koski, Genvieve, et al. "Muscled Memories, Part 1 - Total Recall (1990)." The Next Picture Show #168 (March 19, 2019) ["The newest MCU entry CAPTAIN MARVEL is, among other things, an action-packed science-fiction film that’s also interested in the question of how memory relates to identity. That, plus the film’s 1990s setting, put us in mind of another cosmic blockbuster from that era with similar ideas crackling beneath its action-movie surface: Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL. In this half of our pairing of brawny-yet-brainy blockbusters, we debate how much TOTAL RECALL is asking us to interrogate the bloody action in which it revels, whether casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as a would-be ordinary Joe contributes to or detracts from the film’s self-awareness, and if there’s any validity to the reading that Quaid’s memory trip is all just a dream."]

---. "Muscled Memories, Part 2 - Captain Marvel (2019)." The Next Picture Show #169 (March 26, 2019) ["Our pairing of sci-fi action films with a side of meditation on memory and identity brings in the new CAPTAIN MARVEL to see how Carol Danvers’ journey of lost and reclaimed memories looks next to the very different (and much bloodier) journey taken by Douglas Quaid in Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL. We share our reactions to CAPTAIN MARVEL and its choice to center its narrative on an amnesiac hero, then bring in TOTAL RECALL to compare the two films’ approaches to their central ideas about memory, how they function as science-fiction stories, how they treat their female characters, and more."]

Marcus, Greil. "The Critics Inquisition: A Modern-Day Auteur-da-fe'." (originally published in Rolling Stone November 4, 1980).

Rodriguez, Juan-Llamas. "Pain & Gain, global workout culture, and the neoliberal ascetic ideal." Jump Cut #58 (Spring 2018)

Savage, Dan. "Hard Truths." LEO Weekly (July 31, 2019)

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