The Roundup is a regular column which collates (and curates) news, feature articles, podcast episodes and other online curios associated with film.
- Margaret and David have called it quits after 28 years on Australian television. The kicker, though, is that it appears the ABC have not renewed At The Movies as a program for 2015.
- Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air film festival just announced their program, which features big names like Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep alongside lesser-known gems like Ramon Zürcher’s excellent The Strange Little Cat. The festival runs from 6-9 November in Launceston.
- The Brooklyn Rail have an excerpt from Michael Koresky’s new book on Terence Davies.
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep, Palme d’Or winner and one of our favourite films from Sydney Film Festival, garnered some rave reviews recently at TIFF. In light of that, we found a good longform read by Laya Maheshwari over at Fandor’s Keyframe blog about Ceylan’s filmography.
- Tara Judah writes in Overland about the problematic response of the Australian Classification Board to films depicting female sexuality, in particular with regards to Maggie Carey’s The To-do List and Charlotte Roche’s Wetlands.
“According to the Australian classification board, sexual violence against women has lesser impact than Aubrey Plaza dry humping a pillow for laughs.”
- In 1999, Godfrey Cheshire decreed the ‘Death of Cinema’ in the New York Press. Fifteen years later, Matt Zoller Seitz caught up with Cheshire to talk about the evolution of cinema to date.
- Over at MUBI’s Notebook blog, they have a roundtable discussion about Bruno Dumont’s uncharacteristically funny TV miniseries L’il Quinquin (which we quite liked at MIFF!)
- Interview Magazine caught up with the notorious director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) to talk through his latest film, Pasolini, which also played at TIFF this year.
“Don’t get obsessed with not liking a movie. It’s funny when we’re doing these Q&As and somebody says, “I hate the movie.” Then why are you still here, dude? You get the satisfaction of telling me my movie sucks?”
- You Must Remember This recently did a two-part podcast series on Bacall and Bogart: split into Bogart, Before Bacall and Bacall, After Bogart.
- The Frame took a look at the unique fans and films of TIFF’s infamous Midnight Madness section here.
- We are very much enjoying Melbourne-based film podcast Plato’s Cave, check out their latest episode which features reviews of The Immigrant and Night Moves.
- The ever-impressive Cinephilia and Beyond had an Errol Morris post up this week, reminding us to the existence of his great short film about the movies, made for the 2002 Oscars.
- So David Lynch made an near-incomprehensible musical featuring the music from Wild at Heart and it’s available online, via the great people at OpenCulture? Consider us sold.
- In August, The Space Monkey X Audio Workshop crafted a nostalgic ‘Read Along Record Book’ in the vein of Star Wars albeit for a decidedly un-PG film, John Carpenter’s The Thing. You can hear the recording here and also pick up the accompanying PDF.
- David Fincher’s long-awaited Gone Girl has its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in a few weeks. If you can’t wait that long then here’s a 17-minute video tribute to all of Fincher’s feature films.
- Adrian Martin released a new video essay Where I Come From, Where I’m Going on the fascinating connections between films.
Tweet of the Week
is Margaret leaving to live with Maggie Beer and finally fulfil my fantasy of the Ultimate Australian Silver Fox Lesbian Power Couple
— Bec (@Brocklesnitch) September 16, 2014