- They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They is revamping its film noir section, starting last week and planning to gradually expand to a 1000-film noir canon with a detailed page for each entry. The list can be viewed here and the corresponding Letterboxd list is here.
- Matt Singer over at The Dissolve writes about the crushing reality of why Guillermo del Toro can’t make Hellboy 3 in the current studio climate, using statements made by del Toro in his recent Reddit AMA
- Eureka Entertainment and Masters of Cinema announced a while back that they would be released Robert Wiene’s masterful Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) on Blu-Ray from a new 4K restoration. This week the latest trailer for that release arrived and the images look stunning.
- Another lost video has surfaced, this week a Woody Allen short that satirizes the Nixon administration. Called Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story, it sees Allen as a Kissinger figure bumbling his way through governance. It’s very funny, in particular a lot of the quick talking heads (i.e. “He’s the only one who can make the President laugh…he tickles him”). That video, along with some Italian subtitles, can be found here.
- Over at MUBI’s Notebook blog, Gabe Klinger has written about the summer he first watched Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and his experience approaching the film through the framework of Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma. It’s a quick read but the embedded video in what you want to stay for – an interesting look at the perspective of a cinephile coming into his own.
- Two weeks, two Linklater interviews, but this one was too good to pass up – Interview Magazine had Matthew McConaughey interview his Dazed & Confused director about Boyhood.
- This week we discovered IndieWire’s ‘Screen Talk’ podcast, in which editor Eric Kohn chats with Anne Thompson about independent film and the festival circuit. It’s an insightful look at the way two approach cinema today and the contrast between festival cinema and that which gets a wide release. Chuck in some serious Nicki Finke shade and you’ve got yourself an interesting half-hour.
- We stumbled on an incredible resource for online writing about film, a website called Film Studies For Free, which collates academic articles about cinema amongst other treasures, including this interview with Kelly Reichardt from the University of Oxford.
Tweet of the Week:
do i have to watch OUT 1 before the sequel comes out or what
— Dave Crewe (@ccpopculture) July 16, 2014