The Roundup is a regular column which collates (and curates) news, feature articles, podcast episodes and other online curios associated with film.
- The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, which will take place from 29 November to 14 December this year, has launched its website and its first eight films, including the Australian premiere of Lav Diaz’s Golden Leopard-winning From What Is Before. The nominations for the accompanying Asia Pacific Screen Awards were also announced.
- The European Film Academy will honour Agnes Varda with its Lifetime Achievement award this December. (Variety)
- The staff of the Moscow Film Museum wrote an open letter to the Russian Minister of Culture accompanying their public resignations following months of difficulties, warning: “For the third time in its history the museum is in danger of being destroyed.” (Arsenal Berlin)
- The final Orson Welles movie, The Other Side of the Wind, will hopefully be released next year, after years of legal disputes. (The New York Times)
- It’s Halloween today, in case you hadn’t heard. Here are some of the best articles to get you in the mood:
- Eighteen Film Buffs Talk About The Scariest Movies They’ve Ever Seen, featuring a number of our own writers. (Junkee)
- 31 Asian Horror Movies for Halloween. (Film Comment)
- Cristina Álvarez López on the unique opportunity cinema provides for second chances. (Fandor)
- Lawrence Webb on the significance of San Francisco in post-studio Hollywood. (Post45)
- Nick Pinkerton on the ongoing battle between film and digital. (Film Comment)
- This article on the science of “How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters”, using Aronofsky’s Black Swan as a case study. (Wired)
- Direct from the Viennale: Daniel Kasman on James Benning’s new film, natural history. (Mubi)
- “On Cinema”: Paul Thomas Anderson’s one hour masterclass at NYFF. (Cigarettes and Red Vines)
- New episode of The Cinephiliacs on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
- Spike Lee’s new 16-min documentary, I Throw Like a Girl, on 13-year-old little league baseball champ Mo’ne Davis. (YouTube)
- Jennifer Kent’s Monster, the early short film version of The Babadook. (The Dissolve)
- David Cairns’ video essay on Jacques Tati’s Playtime: PlayTime: Anatomy of a Gag. (Criterion)
- :: kogonada’s video essay on Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977): Trick or Truth. (Criterion)
- Tim Richmond of Melbourne cinema-eatery Longplay makes a three course meal inspired by Fellini’s 8 ½. (Vice)
- Got a spare 12 hours? Listen to Truffaut’s mammoth interview with Hitchcock. (Open Culture)
Tweet of the Week
I have it on good authority that “Drops Of Jupiter” plays over the end credits of Interstellar.
— Ethaniel Vestby (@ethanves) October 28, 2014