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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.

DAILY | John Huston’s LET THERE BE LIGHT

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, ingmarbergman.se 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.

Scenes: SILVER LODE

May 30, 2012
SILVER LODE

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
POST TENEBRAS LUX

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
FUNNY GAMES

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
Nisimazine

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.”