Sunday, June 28, 2020

Dialogic Cinephilia - June 28, 2020

What a bold choice after Jennifer Kent was crowned with global acclaim for her debut Babadook, A masterpiece of the "revenge" genre carried out with unflinching conviction and narrative force. I'm perplexed by those that claim that this film is too violent. Our culture is littered with pointless and extreme violence in its entertainments. Maybe it is that this film's critique of violence is focused on the violence by those entrusted to supposedly "serve and protect." Maybe it is the exposure of the murderous racist agenda of settler colonialism? Maybe it is its representation of misogynistic violence? I look forward to Ms. Kent's next film.

Bastek, Stephanie. "The Antebellum Feminine Mystique."The American Scholar (June 12, 2020) ["Contrary to fables, white female slave owners in the South were just as deeply invested in the institution as their male counterparts."]

Brown, Wendy. "A Neoliberal Pandemic." Economics & Beyond (June 18, 2020) ["UC Berkeley political theorist Wendy Brown talks to Rob Johnson about how the pandemic and protests against police brutality lay bare a crisis of neoliberalism."]

Goi, Leonardo. "The Current Debate: Race and Politics in Da 5 Bloods." Notebook (June 18, 2020)

Hoberman, J. "La Religieuse, a Culture War Casualty of 1960s France." The New York Times (January 2, 2019)

Janz, Bruce. "Theses on Freedom." (Academic Website: May 1, 2020)

Rubinstein, Bessie. "As A Woman In America, Always: Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes Always." Another Gaze (April 13, 2020)

Seitz, Matt Zoller. "True History of the Kelly Gang." Roger Ebert (April 24, 2020)

Siddiqui, Gohar. "Docudrama’s blurred boundaries: Truth and fiction in Afghani cinema." Jump Cut #59 (Fall 2019)

Tafoya, Scout. "Gone with the Wind." Letterboxd (June 26, 2020)

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