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Rushes: Exclusive “Parasite” Poster, Michael Mann Returns to TV, The Final Star War?

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NEWS
  • We're thrilled to have an exclusive look at the new poster design for Bong Joon-ho's Palme d'Or-winning Parasite. This is the International Poster, courtesy of CJ Entertainment. About the design, the poster artist wrote: "The moon reflected in the water, and the flowers in the mirror, they seem to be so exquisite and beautiful, but it could be just a perfect illusion."
  • After a slew of stalled and rumored projects, Michael Mann is set to return to the director's chair for the first time since 2015's Blackhat, with the pilot episode of HBO Max's Tokyo Vice, starring Ken Watanabe and Ansel Elgort.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING
  • The final trailer for the (theoretical) concluding film of the Star Wars saga begun by a little film directed by George Lucas circa 1977 of the same name. In light of the release of 2017's contentious Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, we hosted a roundtable on the divisive prequel trilogy between a group of filmmakers and critics.
  • We can't say that this comedy starring the likes of Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, and Mark Ruffalo was previously on our radar but we find ourselves completely delighted by this trailer for the restoration of Joan Micklin Silver's A Fish in the Bathtub.
  • Bob Fosse's electric duet with Shirley MacLaine, Sweet Charity, has found its way back to the big with this gorgeous renewal of the infectious tale told in song, dance, and perfect wit. It's a good season for restorations.
  • "My main interest all my life has been education, because that's where you develop yourself, where you learn to hate, or to love." That's Alanis Obomsawin, one of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world and amongst the most foremost documentarians on the subject of colonialism. The National Film Board of Canada has remarkably made the entirety of her filmography now available to view for free on their website.
Alanis Obomsawin.

RECOMMENDED READING
Lina Wertmüller's Seven Beauties (1975)
  • For Variety, Guy Lodge delves into the illustrious career of Lina Wertmüller, who broke barriers when she secured a Best Director nomination as an Italian woman in 1975, and whose life and art was celebrated with a retrospective at this year's Lumiére Festival.
  • Jordan Cronk interviews avant-garde filmmaker Philipp Fleischmann, who "utilizes his films as ideological tools to mediate and comment on the finer points of [an] institution’s art-historical legacy."
  • Ahead of their latest Uncut Gems, we look back to the Safdie Brothers' crime thriller Good Time (2017) and its wild production, including the making of Robert Pattinson's mugshot and Josh Safdie's arrest.
RECENTLY ON THE NOTEBOOK
  • From the Locarno Film Festival, Catherine Breillat discusses sexual hypocrisy, the academic distinction between erotica and pornography, and the #MeToo movement.
  • "By depicting something in one place, one can avoid narrative text and instead stimulate the audience's own curiosity." Gina Telaroli interviews Mikael Kristersson, the Swedish documentarian and the subject of an upcoming retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image.
  • Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse is "an entrancing and feverish descent into hell, peppered with a dark, alcohol-fueled, wry comic edge," writes Leonardo Goi, in his review of Eggers' highly-anticipated sophomore feature.
EXTRAS
  • It might be too late for him to join the cast of Death Stranding, but we nonetheless hope this tweet means that Abel Ferrara will join the filmmakers destined to star in Hideo Kojima's next video game.

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