Friday, August 21, 2020

Dialogic Cinephilia - August 22, 2020

Alsop, Elizabeth. "All Together Now." Film Quarterly (August 20, 2020)

Benton, Michael. "The Recommended Films of 2019." Letterboxd (Ongoing Archive)

Crombie, Zoe. "The Beautiful Mundanity of Studio Ghibli." The Skinny (January 31, 2020)

Koski, Genvieve, et al. "Hollywood Endings: Pt. 1 Shampoo." The Next Picture Show #188 (August 13, 2019) ["Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD filters its wistful look at the end of an era through the lens of a real historical event (albeit one altered for the film), an approach that mirrors the one taken by director Hal Ashby and star/co-writer Warren Beatty in 1975’s SHAMPOO, which situates its late-1960s Hollywood satire within the broader sociopolitical context of the Nixon presidential election. Both films concern characters looking out at an uncertain future and fearing what unhappy endings might await them, and both function as after-the-fact reflections on a turning point in Hollywood, and American, history. In this half of our pairing we dive into SHAMPOO to consider how well it’s aged, whether it feels prophetic about our current reality, and to what extent we’re meant to sympathize with/pity its lothario protagonist."]

---. "Hollywood Endings: Pt. 2 Once Upon A Time in Hollywood." The Next Picture Show #189 (August 20, 2019) ["Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD looks back at 1969 Hollywood from a 2019 vantage point, where Hal Ashby’s 1975 satire SHAMPOO examines that same era from a much closer distance, but the two films share a funny but bittersweet outlook on what would turn out to be a turning point in history. In this half of our pairing of 1969-set “Hollywood endings,” we share our responses to Tarantino’s newest film, and to some of the discussion surrounding it, before diving into what links these two films, including their shared focus on a single event as a historical turning point, and their respective engagement, or lack thereof, with the counterculture."]

Newman, Nick. "Michael Almereyda on the Cinematic Collage of Tesla and Defying Biopic Conventions." The Film Stage (August 18, 2020)

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