Succinct Cinema: The Filmography of Peter Watkins is Radicalism, Personified

Content Warning For: Discussions of violence historical and otherwise, and embeds of disturbing imagery. Before the Blair Witch, before the Cannibal Holocaust and the band Spinal Tap, the scripted, fictionalized use of documentary formatting and filmmaking had already emerged. Film … Continue reading Succinct Cinema: The Filmography of Peter Watkins is Radicalism, Personified

Succinct Cinema: Absurdism as Class Warfare in Godard’s Weekend

Content warning for discussion of violence, including but not limited to sexual violence.  There is no word that captures the nature and subject of Jean-luc Godard’s film, Weekend, quite like bourgeoisie in both its French and Marxist connotations, embodying the dual nature … Continue reading Succinct Cinema: Absurdism as Class Warfare in Godard’s Weekend

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