- Above: David Lynch photographed by Richard Dumas, via everyday_i_show's gallery including Claire Denis, Haruki Murakami, Jim Jarmusch and more.
- Joaquin Phoenix is poised to take cinema by storm with roles in the latest works from Paul Thomas Anderson and James Gray. Via The Playlist, pictured above is Phoenix on the set of Spike Jonze's next, as of yet untitled, feature.
- We lost two great performers in the past few days: Ernest Borgnine and Isuzu Yamada, both of whom passed away at the age of 95. David Hudson has rounded up some words on both over at Keyframe Daily.
- The 2012 Locarno Film Festival has announced its lineup. Included are new films by Soi Cheang, Quentin Dupieux, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jean-Claude Brisseau, Bertrand Bonello, Heinz Emigholz, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Jean-Marie Straub, and the aforementioned Leviathan. Also incredibly exciting is the retrospective on Otto Preminger, presenting the director's entire filmography.
- Above: Inception by Murat Palta in his amazing portofolio of "classic movies in miniature style." Via Keyframe Daily.
- In The Bleader, Ben Sachs on the striking opening minutes of the Studio Ghibli produced The Cat Returns, which he describes as taking an approach comparable to Jacques Rivette.
- In accordance with a Robert Siodmak mini-retrospective at the Film Forum, J. Hoberman takes a look at the filmmaker's career who went from making films in Europe to establishing himself in Hollywood in the 1940s:
"Along with the other mainly Jewish, Central European émigrés who found refuge in Hollywood, Siodmak infused American crime thrillers with a mix of Expressionist brio and existential fatalism."
- Above: One image from a series chronicling the steps taken to replace the IMAX screen at London BFI
- Jim Sinclair, artistic director of the Pacific Cinémathèque, on the merit of Alfred Hitchcock's underrated work for television on Alfred Hitchock Presents:
- At Kino Slang, Andy Rector has posted an essential interview with Portugeuse filmmaker António Reis from a 1977 Cahiers du cinéma piece by Serge Daney and Jean-Pierre Oudart. A retrospective on Reis and Margarida Cordeiro's work and legacy is currently touring.
- At 336 Weird Movies, Jesse Miksic dives deep, very deep, into Walter Murch's 1985 directorial effort, Return to Oz.
- A new trailer for Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet starring Gael Garcia Bernal, which is set for North American release in October:
- David Cairns on "The dual cinema of Robert Siodmak", from Moving Image Source.