Critical Roundup Vol. 4

For Roger Ebert.com, Alissa Wilkinson interviews director Robert Greene on his latest film, “Kate Plays Christine.” I’m eager to watch it as the premise and Greene’s execution seem interesting, and the film has been lauded.

http://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/everythings-manipulated-but-to-what-end-robert-greene-on-kate-plays-christine

Cinephillia & Beyond published on an essay on Orson Welle’s “The Trial.” As the title says, the focus is on the “exhibition of paranoia, illogicality and personal responsibility” of the film.

http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/trial-orson-welles-exhibition-paranoia-illogicality-personal-responsibility-take-kafkas-classic/

For the Brooklyn Magazine, Abbey Bender wrote an essay which looks at the fashion of Luis Bunuel’s “That Obscure Object of Desire” and “The Discreet Charms of the Bourgeoisie.”

http://www.bkmag.com/2016/08/29/costume-party-discreet-charms-obscure-objects/

For TIFF, Tina Hassania wrote a retrospective piece where she takes a look back at Chantal Akerman’s “Night and Day.”

http://torontofilmcritics.com/features/moonlighting-lover-25-years-nuit-et-jour/

Criterion recently released Hiroshi Teshigahara’s “Woman in the Dunes.” I believe this film was available in an earlier Criterion package that has now gone out of print so this is a great opportunity to add the film to your collection.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FRMOXA8/?tag=criter-20

The BBC polled 177 film critics around the world and asked them what they believed the 10 greatest films of the 21st Century are. The results have been published.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films?ocid=twcul

For the NYT, J. Hoberman wrote a piece praising the importance of the Double Feature.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/movies/double-feature-movies-in-a-film-forum-retrospective.html

The entire run of Women and Film have been made freely available thanks to Jump Cut.

http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/WomenAndFilm/

For her blog, Sarah Laskow made a shipwreck expert watch the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in order to see how accurate the film’s portrayal of a shipwreck is. I highly recommend this one to history buffs.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/i-made-a-shipwreck-expert-watch-the-little-mermaid-and-judge-its-nautical-merits

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