Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ENG 102 Resources: August 24, 2016

Fitzpatrick, Veronica. “'Every Movie is a Ghost Story': On Writing About Film." Ploughshares (July 14, 2016)

Badejo, Anita. "Modern Marvel." Buzz Feed (July 20, 2016) [On actress Tessa Thompson]


STAR TREK's Rules of War from Fandor Keyframe on Vimeo.


Sylla, Fanta, ed. "The Black Film Critic Syllabus." (Archive posted online: 2016)

Neal. Carthew. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." Film School (June 27, 2016)

Kuersten, Erich. "The Primal Father (CinemArchetypes #8)." Acidemic (March 19, 2012)

Henighan, Craig and Brad North. "How the Outstanding Sound for Stranger Things is Made." A Sound Effect (August 17, 2016)

Clover, Carol J. "Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film." Blue Sunshine (ND)

Wood, Robin. "The American Nightmare: Horror in the 1970s." Blue Sunshine (ND)

Creed, Barbara. "Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection." Blue Sunshine (ND)

Williams, Linda. "When the Woman Looks." Blue Sunshine (ND)

Shaviro, Steven. "Bodies of Fear: The Films of David Cronenberg." Blue Sunshine (ND)

Carroll, Noel. "Why Horror?" Blue Sunshine (ND)

Freeland, Cynthia. "Horror and Art-Dread." The Horror Film. ed. Stephen Prince. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004: 189-205.

Biswell, Andrew. "A Clockwork Orange." Radio West (August 19, 2016) ["Author Anthony Burgess said his novella A Clockwork Orange should have been forgotten, but because of Stanley Kubrick's film, it seemed destined to live on. It's the story of the barbaric passions of a British teen and the state's attempt to impose a mechanistic morality over his free-will."]

Monday, August 22, 2016

ENG 102 Resources: August 22, 2016

Lee, Kevin B. and Matt Zoller Steitz. "Arsenic and Apple Pie: Patriotism and Propaganda in Born on the Fourth of July [Oliver Stone, Part 1]." Moving Image Source (October 14, 2008)

---. "Unreliable Narratives: JFK and the Power of Counter-Myth. [Oliver Stone, Part 2]." Moving Image Source (October 15, 2008)

---. "Fear and Self-Loathing: Nixon and the Unmaking of a President [Oliver Stone, Part 3]." Moving Image Source (October 16, 2008)

---. "Empire of the Son: War and civilization in Alexander, and an epilogue on W [Oliver Stone, Part 4]." Moving Image Source (October 17, 2008)

Moody, Rick. "Frank Miller and the rise of cryptofascist Hollywood." The Guardian (November 24, 2011)

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1966: 161 mins) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Ferdinand, Marilyn. "The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)."  Ferdy on Films (August 21, 2016)

"Notorious: Hitchcock's Mature and Intricate Espionage Masterpiece." Cinephilia and Beyond (August 2016)

Landekic, Lola. "My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)." The Art of the Title (August 16, 2016)

Thompson, Kristin. "Frodo Lives! and So Do His Franchises." Observations on Film Art (July 31, 2016)

Dirks, Tim. "Memorable and Great 'Chick Flicks.'" Film Site (ND)








The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1966)




The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Italy/Spain/West Germany: Sergio Leone, 1966: 161 mins)

Ebert, Roger. "Great Movie: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly." Chicago Sun-Times (August 3, 2003)

Edwards, Dan. "Great Directors: Sergio Leone." Senses of Cinema (October 2002)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Original Soundtrack)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Morton, Drew. "Happiness is a Warm Gun." Pajiba (October 22, 2010)

Reardon, Kyle. "The Operatic Ecstasy of Sergio Leone." Wrong Reel #118 (March 2016)

Siu, Carmen. "C'era una volta la storia: Credit Sequences and Storytelling, Leone Style." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has copy]

Stafford, Jeff and Lang Thompson. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." TCM (November 5, 2016)






The Art of Editing in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Max Tohline on Vimeo.





























Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chi-Raq (USA: Spike Lee, 2015)




Chi-Raq (USA: Spike Lee, 2015: 127 mins)

Brody, Richard. "Spike Lee’s Necessary, Overwhelming Chi-Raq.” The New Yorker (December 9, 2015)

Caravajal, Nelson. "Wake Up: Spike Lee’s Vital Chi-Raq.” (Posted on Vimeo: March 31, 2016)

Chang, Justin. "Chi-Raq." Variety (November 22, 2015)

Chi-Raq Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Child, Ben. "Spike Lee rebuffs Chicago-based rapper's criticism of Chi-Raq: Do the Right Thing director says Chance the Rapper’s father works for the city’s mayor, who has been criticised for Chicago’s high gun crime." The Guardian (December 11, 2015)

Collins, K. Austin. "Stakes Is High: On Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq.” The Los Angeles Review of Books (January 16, 2016)

Donnella, Leah. "Chi-Raq And A Hard Place: What Critics Are Saying About Spike Lee's New Movie." Code Switch (December 9, 2015)

Gibbs, Adrienne Samuels. "The Problem With ‘Chiraq’: It’s important not to let the popular slang become a self-fulfilling prophecy." Chicago (April 9, 2015)

Mudede, Charles. "Ijeoma Oluo Was Right. Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is Insultingly Bad. Why Are Other Critics Failing To Say So?" SLOG (December 7, 2015)

Obaro, Tomi. "Chi-Raq is a Wasted Opportunity." Chicago (December 4, 2015)

"Video Evidence: #OscarsSoWhite." Keyframe (February 12, 2016)






Fall 2016 Eng 102: 1st Section Examples

Digging Deeper "Vehicles of Masculinity." (Posted on Youtube: October 26, 2015) [Trailer and Archive]

Carvajal, Nelson. "Wake Up: Spike Lee’s Vital Chi-Raq.” (Posted on Vimeo: March 31, 2016) [Trailer]




Bolin, Garrett. "Queer Becomings: A Visual Essay on Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine." (Posted on Vimeo: 2015) [Trailer and Archive]


Bond, Lewis. "Andrei Tarkovsky - Poetic Harmony." (Posted on Youtube: April 29, 2016)


Zizek, Slavoj. "Full Metal Jacket (excerpt from The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, 2012)." (Posted on Youtube: August 31, 2014) [Trailer and Archive]



Cheney, Matthew. "Vigilante Man - Eastwood and Gran Torino." Vimeo (2012)

De Fren, Allison. "The Human Machine in Ex Machina." Keyframe (March 16, 2016)


Digging Deeper. "Serenity: Exploring the Genre Frontier." (Posted on Youtube: November 20, 2015)


Bond, Lewis. Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity. (Posted on Youtube: October 6, 2015)

Doyle, Sean and Violet Lucca. "The Soundtracks of The Man Who Fell to Earth." (Posted on Vimeo: September 22, 2015)


Ferguson, Kirby. "Everything is a Remix, Pt. 2." (Posted on Vimeo: 2012)


Digging Deeper "It Follows: The American Nightmare." (Posted on Youtube: September 23, 2015)




Digging Deeper. "Carol: The Love Story in a Look." (Posted on Youtube: April 7, 2016)


Digging Deeper. "Sicario: The Mirage of a Moral World." (Posted on Youtube: February 4, 2016)



Digging Deeper. "A Separation: A Man-Made Divide." (Posted on Youtube: May 5, 2016)


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Trainspotting (UK: Danny Boyle, 1996)




Trainspotting (UK: Danny Boyle, 1996: 94 mins)

Dobson, Adam. "Trainspotting: Addicted to Denial." Metaphilm (July 9, 2006)

Ebert, Roger. "Trainspotting." Chicago Sun-Times (July 26, 1996)

Eggert, Brian. "Trainspotting (1996)." Deep Focus (September 19, 2011)

Mullan, John. "Low behaviour: John Mullan on the role of morality in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting." The Guardian (June 7, 2008)

Northey, Robert. "Trainspotting: An Analysis of the Film." Ottawa Psychoanalytic Society (ND)














Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lewis Bond: Video Essays (Ongoing Archive)

Bond, Lewis. "Andrei Tarkovsky - Poetic Harmony." (Posted on Youtube: April 29, 2016)

---. "Apocalypse Now: Analysis, Part 1." (Posted on Youtube: April 5, 2015)

---. "Apocalypse Now: Analysis, Part 2." (Posted on Youtube: April 14, 2015)

---. "Birdman Movie Review." (Posted on Youtube: January 4, 2015)

---. "Colour in Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: July 29, 2015)

---. "Composition in Storytelling." (Posted on Youtube: January 22, 2016)

---. Hayao Miyazaki: The Essence of Humanity. (Posted on Youtube: October 6, 2015)

---. "Lars von Trier: Deconstructing Cinema." (Posted on Youtube: July 23, 2016)

---. "Gone Girl Movie Review." (Posted on Youtube: November 12, 2014)

---. "Let's Discuss Horror." (Posted on Youtube: February 23, 2015)

---. "Whiplash Movie Review." (Posted on Youtube: January 18, 2015)

The Assassin (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong/France: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)




The Assassin (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong/France: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015: 107 mins)

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies (USA: Keith Clarke, 2002: 105 mins)

The Assassin Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Brooks, Xan. "The Assassin Director: Why I Gave Plot the Chop." The Guardian (January 11, 2016)

Bradshaw, Peter. "The Assassin review - enigmatically refined martial arts tale baffles beautifully." The Guardian (May 20, 2015)

Ganjavie, Amir. "When Minimalism Meets the Martial Art Tradition: An Interview with Hou Hsiao-hsien." Senses of Cinema #75 (June 2015)

Goldberg, Max. "Hou’s Killer Instincts with THE ASSASSIN." Keyframe (October 15, 2015)

Guillen, Michael. "'A Different Space and Time': Hou Hsiao-Hsien on The Assassin (2015)." Bright Lights Film Journal (November 21, 2015)

Patterson, Cleaver. "The Languid Approach of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin." Film International (January 30, 2016)

Scott, A.O. "The Assassin Finds Delight in a Deadly Vocation." The New York Times (October 15, 2015)

Udden, James. "The Assassin: Personal Reflections." Observations on Film Art (June 1, 2015)

Weston, Hillary. "​Hou Hsiao-hsien on the Films That Changed His Life." Current (October 20, 2015)









































Sunday, August 7, 2016

Carol (UK/USA: Todd Haynes, 2015)




Carol (UK/USA: Todd Haynes, 2015: 118 mins)

"The 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time." BFI (March 15, 2016)


Blanchett, Kate. "Carol." DP/30 (November 16, 2015)


Bordwell, David. "Pick Your Protagonists." Observations on Film Art (January 9, 2016)

Bra, Roberto. "Glances in Carol." (Posted on Vimeo: March 2016)

Brody, Richard. "Carol Up Close." The New Yorker (November 30, 2015)

Carol Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

Carvajal, Nelson. "Todd Haynes' Isolated Women." Press Play (November 3, 2015)

Davis, Nick. "The Object of Desire: Todd Haynes discusses Carol and the satisfactions of telling women’s stories." Film Comment (November/December 2015)

Digging Deeper. "Carol: The Love Story in a Look." (Posted on Youtube: April 7, 2016)

Dolan, Jill. "Carol." The Feminist Spectator (December 25, 2015)

Graham, Bill, Jordan Raup and Brian Roan. "Carol." The Film Stage (January 8, 2016)

Gray, Duncan. "Private Lives: Carol and the Cinema of Todd Haynes." The Notebook (January 28, 2016)

Lane, Anthony. "Secret Lives: Carol and Legend." The New Yorker (November 23, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Actress." Keyframe (January 20, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Cinematography." Keyframe (February 3, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actress." Keyframe (January 28, 2016)

López, Cristina Álvarez. "Carol: Ravishment." Keyframe (February 9, 2016)


Maxwell, Lida. "Does Love Have a Politics?" Los Angeles Review of Books (February 24, 2016)






Nagy, Phyllis. "Carol: Screenplay." (September 2015)


O'Malley, Sheila. "Carol." Roger Ebert (November 20, 2015)


Prose, Francine. "Love is the Plot." NYR Daily (December 11, 2015)


Ramon, Alex. "Todd Haynes' Carol Could Have Been Better." Pop Matters (May 17, 2016)


Rich, Frank. "Loving Carol." Vulture (November 18, 2015) 


Sims, David. "Why Carol Is Misunderstood." Atlantic (January 15, 2016)


Thomason, John. "Flung Out of Space: Carol, Genre, and Gender." Los Angeles Review of Books (January 2, 2016) 


Todd Haynes They Shoot Pictures Don't They (Ongoing Archive)

Turner, Kyle. "Todd Haynes Discusses Manifesting Love in Carol and the Performativity of His Films." The Film Stage (October 12, 2015)

Uhlich, Keith. "Great Directors: Todd Haynes." Senses of Cinema (July 2002)

Wilson, Natalie. "The Lesbian Gaze of Carol.' The Establishment (January 7, 2016)