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Scenes: MANLY GAMES

June 30, 2012
MANLY GAMES

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.

DAILY | Cinema Scope 51, RWF, and More

June 29, 2012 | One Comment
Numero Deux

“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.

DAILY | New York Asian Film Festival 2012

June 29, 2012
Vulgaria

“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.”

DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y’s Eye in the Sky

June 29, 2012
DIAL HISTORY

A Belgian documentary from 1997 looks back at the spectacle of airplane hijacking with pre-9/11 innocence.

DAILY | Trailer for David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

June 28, 2012

Russell’s long-awaited adaptation of the novel by Matthew Quick features Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, and more.

Scenes: ICHI THE KILLER

June 28, 2012
ICHI THE KILLER

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.

Benh Zeitlin and the Motion of Pictures

June 27, 2012
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Magical realism and strict adherence to its muse give Benh Zeitlin’s location-shot debut feature, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, charm and depth.

DAILY | Nora Ephron, 1941 – 2012

June 26, 2012
Nora Ephron

Nominated for three Oscars, Nora Ephron will likely be remembered for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and for writing WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and SILKWOOD.

DAILY | Tacita Dean, BLADE RUNNER @ 30, More

June 26, 2012
16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

What they’re saying about Tacita Dean at the New Museum, BLADE RUNNER thirty years on, plus more news and views of the day.

DAILY | Il Cinema Ritrovato 2012

June 26, 2012
Raoul Walsh

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.

Video: Matt Porterfield and the Art of the Question

June 26, 2012
PUTTY HILL

Answers don’t come easy, but the questions abound in Matt Porterfield’s growing Baltimore-based oeuvre.

DAILY | What Means War?

June 24, 2012
Marnie

“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.