Monday, March 1, 2021

Dialogic Cinephilia - March 1, 2021

Andrade, Patrícia Mourão de. "Bacurau: On Blood and Museums." Crisis Critique 7.2 (2020) ["The museum has a central role in the Brazilian film Bacurau, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. Inserting the small village of Bacurau in a long and ongoing history of colonial resistance in the backlands of Brazil, the museum holds the iconography of popular struggle in the region, as well as the weapons used on past confrontations, which remain available for future ones. This essay broadens the discussion of Bacurau’s museum to present-day Brazil in the aftermath of the presidential elections of 2018—when the far-right got into power. Arguing for a museological stance similar to the one in the film, this essay proposes that such a stance is a way to respond to the rise of authoritarianism in the country. A ‘museological stance’ is thus presented as an alliance between the living and the dead as a means for conjuring up new futures. It presupposes the cannibalization of the stories of violence in aesthetical, political and psychological ways. Completed in November 2019, a post scriptum was added to the essay in April 2020; reevaluating the meaning of an alliance between the living and the dead after COVID-19."]

Due, Tannarive. "Us." Switchblade Sisters #165 (December 31, 2020) ["Tananarive Due, the producer of the groundbreaking doc ‘Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror,’ joins April Wolfe to discuss Jordan Peele’s ‘Us.’"]

Haddad, Lisa B. and Nawal M. Nour. "Unsafe Abortion: Unnecessary Maternal Mortality." Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2.2 (Spring 2009): 122 - 126.

Laine, Tarja. "Anger, Grief, and Dark Humour: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as an ‘Emotional Hybrid.'" Crisis Critique 7.2 (2020) ["This article approaches Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) as an emotional hybrid, of which the aesthetic strategies convey and embody three inextricably intertwined affects: anger, grief, and dark humour. It argues that the emotions of the protagonists are all consuming, because these are entangled in such a way that it enlarges their personal traumas and prevents them from working through their grief and anger. It analyses anger, grief, and dark humour in the film to demonstrate that these affects are not separate, but intertwined throughout the narrative trajectory of the film in an aesthetically coherent and concise manner. The article hopes to show that this hybrid affective quality does not function as a marker of tension between different emotions. Rather, it facilitates dynamic fluctuation between these emotions, thus opening up avenues for different courses of action by the characters, which in turn are affectively recognised by the spectator. In this way the hybrid emotions function as an organising principle of the film’s aesthetic structure organically from within, rather than as elements attached to the film externally. This operational logic makes Three Billboards a remarkable film in its affective-aesthetic orientation, both towards its own world and towards its spectator."]

López, Cristina Álvarez & Adrian Martin. "The Thinking Machine #45: Roll and Rock." de Film Krant (December 16, 2020) 

Williams, Missouri. "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Duszejko?: On Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead And Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor." Another Gaze (February 1, 2021)

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