- A completely charming trailer for Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird.
- Following his Palme d'Or winner The Square (read our review from Cannes), Ruben Östlund's Berlinale award-winning short Incident By a Bank (2009)—which was featured on MUBI in 2010—has been made free to watch on Vimeo. Another beguiling cinematic experience, it is a single-shot recreation of a bank robbery which took place in Stockholm.
- Richard Linklater teams up with what looks to be an incredible ensemble as seen in the trailer for his latest, Last Flag Flying, set to premiere at the New York Film Festival this fall.
- Frederick Wiseman continues his exploration of American institutions with Ex Libris, which delves into The New York Public Library.
- Takashi Miike is back with his 100th film, Blade of the Immortal. (Read our review and watch our interview with the director.)
- The trailer for Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Third Murder. A rare genre film from this director! We'll be watching it in Toronto and reporting back.
- The first trailer for Lynne Ramsey's Taxi Driver revision, You Were Never Really Here. (Read our review from Cannes.)
- The electric trailer for a spaghetti western based on Jean-Patrick Manchette's debut novel, Let The Corpses Tan (read our impression from Locarno), from the filmmakers of Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears.
- Preceding the conclusion to Twin Peaks: The Return, Tyler Coates has composed a thorough profile of Kyle MacLachlan for Esquire.
It takes a lot a lot of know-how and behind-the-scenes sweat to transform Cinderella from dust-maid to belle. Fairytales do not describe the day after the wedding, when the young wife lost in the corridors of the palace sees her reflection splinter, and turns in panicked circles looking for a mirror that recognizes her.
- That's Hilary Mantel, above, pondering Princess Diana's life in images and iconography at The Guardian.
- David Cairns makes a valiant effort to decode the impossible narrative of The Big Sleep at his blog.
- Ginette Vincendeau considers the failings and successes of Sacha Guitry's darkly perverse and possibly misogynist La Poison (1951) for Criterion.
“‘Zama’ is usually said to be a novel about waiting,” the director said, but she sees the character in different terms. Zama, in her view, is a “man trapped in who he thinks he is,” which she called “a condition that we pursue with eagerness in our culture: Know who we are.
- Nicolas Rapold weaves an enveloping profile of the elusive Lucrecia Martel regarding her forthcoming fourth feature Zama for The New York Times.
- The September/October edition of Film Comment is out on newstands, and you can find many of its articles online here.
- Cinema Scope has begun their annual comprehensive coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival—pull up a chair, they already have dozens of reviews.
- The many arresting designs for Zama's poster can be found on designer Diego Berakha's website.