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DAILY | Frieze, Waters, Chicago Underground

May 31, 2012

Fine reading from the new issue of frieze and a clip of John Waters discussing Pasolini, porn and the most obscene films of all time.


May 31, 2012
Let There Be Light

Fandor’s pitching in to help the National Film Preservation Foundation present a restored version of what James Agee once described as “a fine, terrible, valuable non-fiction film.”

DAILY | Summer with Ingmar

May 31, 2012

As Bergman Week comes round again, relaunches and a total of seven of Bergman’s films are just out now on Blu-ray.

DAILY | Edinburgh, Fassbinder, Keiller, Milestone

May 30, 2012
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

The Edinburgh International Film Festival: call it a comeback? And more news and events of the day.


May 30, 2012

The American Way gets bush-HUAC-ed in Allan Dwan’s virulently anti-McCarthy SILVER LODE, a distinctly post-classical Hollywood western from paranoia’s Golden Age.

DAILY | Kaneto Shindo, 1912 – 2012

May 30, 2012 | One Comment
Kaneto Shindo

The renowned Japanese director and screenwriter was probably best known for CHILDREN OF HIROSHIMA (1952) and ONIBABA (1964).

DAILY | Ridley Scott and PROMETHEUS

May 30, 2012

As the first reviews come in, we note the ways in which we’re being encouraged to appreciate Scott as an auteur.

DAILY | Von Stroheim, German, Harpo, Herzog

May 29, 2012 | One Comment
The Anatomy of Harpo Marx

The Cannes Film Festival pretty much sucked all the air out of the room last week, so there’s quite a bit of reading (and news) to catch up with.

Reygadas Finds Himself in not so Silent a Light

May 28, 2012

Cannes 2012’s Best Director speaks on method, fear, and absurdity amidst clamorous reception for POST TENEBRAS LUX.

Video: Hijacking Haneke

May 27, 2012 | One Comment

As of today, two-time Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke may be the most exacting filmmaker of our time, and the most puzzling: A video essay asks: To truly see a Hanake film, should we be prepared to see through it?

DAILY | Cannes 2012 | Palme d’Or for Haneke’s AMOUR

May 27, 2012 | One Comment

Nanni Moretti and the Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival have presented the Palme d’Or to Michael Haneke’s AMOUR. More awards: Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week. To see all our coverage of the coverage, head straight to the Cannes 2012 Index.

DAILY | Cannes 2012 | Takashi Miike’s FOR LOVE’S SAKE

May 27, 2012

“Even bloated Miike is often a hoot.”