Article Archive for June 2012
On the dangers of doing nothing: As the soccer world’s Poland/Ukraine-hosted Euro 2012 reaches a finale, a very different view of the pastime gets a close read.
“Back to business as usual, which means being crabby about Cannes and printing long articles about filmmakers nobody has heard of.” Cinema Scope follows up on its blowout 50th anniversary issue. Also: Fassbinder in New York, and more.
“NYAFF presents a wide-angle view of genre films throughout Asia, from bile-drenched gross-out comedies to the arterial geysers of martial-arts films.”
A Belgian documentary from 1997 looks back at the spectacle of airplane hijacking with pre-9/11 innocence.
Russell’s long-awaited adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quick features Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, and more.
The pleasures of pain: If Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER is about love, it’s not the kind of love people write pop songs about.
Magical realism and strict adherence to its muse give Benh Zeitlin’s location-shot debut feature, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, charm and depth.
Nominated for three Oscars, Nora Ephron will likely be remembered for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and for writing WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SILKWOOD.
What they’re saying about Tacita Dean at the New Museum, BLADE RUNNER thirty years on, plus more news and views of the day.
The 26th edition of Il Cinema Ritrivato, a festival dedicated to screening restorations and rediscoveries and to celebrating the origins of cinema, opened in Bologna this past Saturday and will run through this coming Saturday. We’re collecting notes on the highlights.
Answers don’t come easy, but the questions abound in Matt Porterfield’s growing Baltimore-based oeuvre.
“How war is seen impacts on what war is.” A study on the origins of the war film, plus: “Complex Narration in the Shadow of Philip K. Dick,” more on Godard’s ICI ET AILLEURS, and remembering British avant-garde filmmaker Jeff Keen.