Marko Djurdjic

Marko Djurdjić (pronounced JOOR-JICH) is a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at York. Currently, he’s missing concerts and dimly lit bars, but also libraries, teaching in person, and gesticulating wildly therein. He hopes you’re all doing really well.

Articles by Marko Djurdjic:

  • Asteroid City
    June 23, 2023

    Asteroid City Review

    Asteroid City sees Wes Anderson at his most hopeful and political, tackling trauma, quarantine, and the mysteries of outer space. It’s a welcome pivot.

  • July 2, 2022

    YOU Haven’t Seen TITANIC?!

    In this month’s “YOU Haven’t Seen BLANK?!” Marko Djurdjic goes back to 1997 to watch James Cameron’s monolithic, record- and earth-shattering, double-tape magnum opus (sorry, Avatars), Titanic

  • Crossroads
    May 3, 2022

    YOU Haven’t Seen CROSSROADS?!

    This month’s “YOU Haven’t Seen BLANK?!” goes back to 2002 for Britney Spears’s much maligned, nostalgia-tinged teen dramedy CROSSROADS.

  • Magic Mike
    April 2, 2022

    YOU Haven’t Seen MAGIC MIKE?!

    In this month’s “YOU Haven’t Seen BLANK?!” Marko Djurdjic watches Steven Soderbergh’s sweat-inducing, butt-shaking 2012 opus, MAGIC MIKE, for the very first time.

  • March 15, 2022

    Introducing “You Haven’t Seen BLANK?!”

    Marko Djurdjić revisits a century of filmmaking with “YOU Haven’t Seen BLANK?!”, a new monthly column on That Shelf exploring this year’s Movie Milestones.

  • October 22, 2021

    He Saved Latin: A Wes Anderson Retrospective

    In preparation for the release of his tenth film, The French Dispatch, That Shelf takes a chronological look back at Wes Anderson’s sprawling, whimsical, and oftentimes biting filmography.

  • Summer of Soul poster featuring Nina Simone and Sly Stone
    July 14, 2021

    Basement Tapes: The Music of “Summer of Soul”

    With dozens of featured acts to explore, rediscover, and fall in love with, here’s a primer on the artists featured in “the best film of the year,” Questlove’s bold, brilliant “Summer of Soul.”

  • A Tribe Called Quest
    June 10, 2021

    Beats, Rhymes & Life: An Introduction to A Tribe Called Quest

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Rapaport’s “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” we take a look at one of hip hop’s most eclectic, beloved groups, A Tribe Called Quest. Let’s kick it.

  • Arthur Russell from Wild Combination
    May 21, 2021

    Wild Combination: An Intro to Arthur Russell

    To celebrate the addition of Matt Wolf’s Wild Combination (2008) to the Criterion Channel, Marko Djurdjic takes a dive into the eclectic world of avant-hero Arthur Russell.

  • Léane Labrèche-Dor in Laughter
    April 29, 2021

    CUFF 2021: Laughter Review

    Laughter’s talented cast can’t save the film from its own tedious philosophizing, resulting in a tiresome—at times, unpleasant—watch.