The Roundup is a regular column which collates (and curates) news, feature articles, podcast episodes and other online curios associated with film.
- Unless you were living under a log, or lost somewhere within the confines of the Black Lodge, you would no doubt have heard that Mark Frost and David Lynch are bringing back Twin Peaks in 2016. Cue exponential rise in sales of coffee and donuts. Here’s an interview with Frost with some more details on the project.
- UK distributor Arrow Video announced their expansion to the US, scheduled for early 2015. Check out the associated crowdfunding campaign.
- Netflix are a step closer toward transitioning into a movie studio, announcing their exclusive release of four upcoming movies starring Adam Sandler, bypassing theatres and home video.
- The new issue of Senses of Cinema is out now, dedicated to the Australian screen culture legend John Flaus, and featuring festival reports from SFF and MIFF.
- Gone Girl remains a dominant talking point. Some of our favourite takes on the film so far include Teo Bugbee on Amy as auteur at Grantland; Kiva Reardon on patriarchal parody at The Hairpin; Daniel Kasman on Fincher’s manipulation of tone at Mubi; and this nothing if not informative guide on How to See Ben Affleck’s Penis in Gone Girl at Vulture. (Spoilers aplenty.)
- Shelly Kraicer’s insightful article on the cinematic context of the Umbrella Revolution/Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong (The New York Times).
- Darren Hughes’ interview with Claire Denis in the final instalment of the excellent four part series on her work at To Be Cont’d.
- Tara Judah’s essay in Overland Journal, “I don’t want to be a publicist,” reflects on gender representation in the Australian film industry.
- Kiva Reardon banters with Frederick Wiseman at Mubi.
- Direct from the New York Film Festival: catch an in depth discussion with Marion Cotillard on Two Days, One Night, and Mike Leigh discussing Mr Turner with NYFF Director Kent Jones, with Leigh himself jokingly referring to Turner as a “perfect character for a Mike Leigh film.”
- We stumbled upon an extensive back catalogue of Pauline Kael’s reviews.
- Martin Kessler’s tribute to Paul Verhoeven’s Hollywood films will make you want to watch all of them, now.
- Old episodes of classic TV show What’s My Line on YouTube make for seriously addictive viewing: where a blindfolded panel have to guess the identity of a mystery celebrity guest. The appearances by Jerry Lewis, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Taylor and Alfred Hitchcock are particular standouts.
- For any teutophiles out there, Filmwissenschaft Umsonst is an excellent new German language site for open access film studies resources.
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