Film Matters has two Criterion Blu-rays needing to be reviewed. If you are a current instructor of film (graduate student, tenured/tenure-track professor, adjunct, etc.) at an institution of higher education, then this is an applied learning opportunity to consider bringing to your students!
By claiming one of these Criterion products, you are committing to produce a review for a future print issue of Film Matters. The only stipulation is that undergraduate students must be involved in the writing of the review. Creativity, as always, is encouraged! But strategies include: coauthoring with students, making the review a classroom exercise (i.e. each student contributes a paragraph, analyzing a frame or sequence), working with a student film society to secure a review, etc. Once the review has been successfully submitted, instructors may keep the Criterion to use as they see fit.
The two Criterion Blu-rays are (if a title has TAKEN by it, it has already been claimed):
- Boyhood (Linklater, 2014)
- Pan’s Labyrinth (del Toro, 2006) — TAKEN
To apply, please email a brief proposal to Liza (futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com), detailing your preferred selection, as well as your name, affiliation, and plans for how you will produce a review of the Criterion product, involving undergraduate authors, to be published in a future print issue of Film Matters.
(And please make sure you have access to the proper hardware to view Blu-rays!)
The Criterions will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Deadlines for reviews to be submitted to Liza will be January 15, 2017.
Please email Liza with any questions (futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com). Otherwise, we look forward to working with you!