July-September 2016 in Review

Been falling quite a bit behind on updating on all my writing for the past few months, so here it is in one big swoop. No longer including any work for my clickbait or any kind of aggregating news I’m doing because what’s the point? May edit in future since I am afraid I may have forgotten something.

I’m always looking for new outlets, if you have any leads or would be interested in having me contribute to your site, please don’t hesitate to contact me at smith.justinea@gmail.com

BBC Culture

Entry on Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Films of 21st Century so far

Camp Pictures

Liner notes for Werewolf in the Amazon Collection (will try and include except on the blog soon)

Cult MTL

The new Bridget Jones movie isn’t as awful as it looks

Sully is as miserable as it is thrilling

Canadian Association of Online Critics

Meet a Critic Interview

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast

Jane Campion (PODCAST)

Little White Lies

Is there still a place for eroticism in cinema?

Why Sex and the City is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st Century

Movie Mezzanine

Battling the Mundane with ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

The Multiplicity of Kristen Stewart

Mousterpiece Podcast

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Podcast)

The News Reel Podcast

Episode 60 (Podcast)

One Perfect Shot

The Strength of Innocence: Remembering Song of the Sea

Roger Ebert

Detroit: The New City of American Horror

Fantasia Fest 2016: Highlights

Fantasia Fest 2016: Welcome Home Takashi Miike

Fantasia Fest 2016: Preview

Vague Visages

American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)

L’ange et la femme (Gilles Carle)

Auto Focus (Paul Schrader)

Bechdel and Comics as Criticism

Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg)

Cat People (Paul Schrader)

Cold Fish (Sion Sono)

The Devil is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg)

The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg)

Godard Finds Pleasure In Estrangement with ‘Passion’

Hardcore (Paul Schrader)

A History of Eroticism in Four Short Films

The Inexpressible ‘House of Psychotic Women’ by Kier-La Janisse

In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima)

Interview with Adam Nimoy VIDEO

James Agee from Critic to Filmmaker

James Agee’s Vision of the American Cinema

Jean Epstein and Photogénie

Joan Didion, John Wayne and Personal Brands

Joel Potrykus and Slacker Cinema

John Huston’s Legacy and ‘The Dead’

Is ‘Kamouraska’ Better Than ‘Mon oncle Antoine’?

The Leopard (Luchino Visconti)

Mark Cousins’s 50 Week Film School

Patty Hearst (Paul Schrader)

Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway)

Queer Film Classics and ‘Forbidden Love’

Richard Dyer’s ‘White’ and Writing About Race

So, You’re Covering a Film Festival?

Suicide Club (Sion Sono)

Thom Andersen and the Critic as a Worker

TIFF 2016: Interview with Director María José Cuevas and Olga Breeskin (‘Beauties of the Night’)

Tokyo Tribe (Sion Sono)

Umberto Eco and the Infinity of Lists

Underworld (Josef Von Sternberg)

We Need to Talk about Short Films

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Sion Sono)

Vice Canada

How Playing a Daft Punk Robot Funded an All-Cat Remake of ‘Carrie’

Zepus Lapodcast

Jumping Ship (Podcast)

Ten Best Films I’ve watched for the first time (July 1-September 30)


American Gigolo (Paul Schrader)


The Dead (John Huston)


The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg)


The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)


Kamouraska (Claude Jutra)


The Lure (Agnieszka Smoczynska)


On the Silver Globe (Andrzej Zulawski)


Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack)


The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway)


Underworld (Josef von Sternberg)


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