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My Dinner With Failure, Or, The Importance of Context in Foreign Films

Recently I wrote about my cinematic fail in watching Force Majeure. Basically I failed to understand the newest Netflix interface and didn’t push that most important of buttons when it comes to foreign film-viewing: … 624 more words


Video: Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory, Part 4: Adrian Ivakhiv, "Speculative Ecologies of (Post)Cinema" -- #SCMS15

Above, Adrian Ivakhiv’s talk “Speculative Ecologies of (Post)Cinema, or, The Art of Morphogenesis: Cinema in & beyond the Capitalocene” — the fourth of five videos documenting the “Post-Cinema and/as Speculative Media Theory” panel I chaired on March 27, 2015 at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Montreal. 20 more words


I Think David Fincher is a PERVERT

Before you get your fists caught up, let me explain that David Fincher is first and foremost a genius. Okay, now we are on the same page, I want to essentially deconstruct Fincher’s comment that “people are perverts”, or equally that the spectator is a pervert when they engage with cinema. 451 more words


A Supersession of a Cultivated History of Capitalist Dialectics within Her

Her, a 2013 film directed by Spike Jonze, is portrayed within the liberal deadlock of contemporary occidental culture as a tale of abstract and incredulous proportions, in which a man falls hopelessly in love with an ultimately otherworldly intelligence.  2,238 more words


Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Throughout this history of mankind, our oral, written, and more recently, visual stories, have assisted with the identifying of oneself in correlation with personal development as well as understanding one’s place in society. 974 more words


Exposing the Infectious Nature of Tenebrae

Tenebre, or Tenebrae, is a 1982 Italian giallo horror film directed by Dario Argento. The story is about a famous American writer of violent horror novels traveling to Europe, in promotion of his latest novel, only to get roped into a murder investigation. 1,321 more words

Re-framing the frame

‘Framing is a position of thinking.’

– Daniel Frampton, Filmosophy, p. 125.

As previously alluded to, I’m in the very strange process of having to think through my own comprehension of the cinematic medium.

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