Suggestions from readers have led to backstage murmurs, which, in turn, have evolved into a new mini-feature: the Daily Briefing. The nail that neither the Daily entries nor @thedailyMUBI hit quite on the head is an answer to the question, "What's happened in the past 24 hours or so that any self-respecting cinephile needs to know about?" And that answer shouldn't be longer than a single paragraph, the length of which will vary only slightly, depending on how eventful things have been since the last Briefing. In short, I'll be winging it. Here's a first swing, culled from notes going back just a few days:
"Unseen Films," a dossier from Screen Machine … Cinema Scope is previewing its 48th issue with reviews and interviews related to films slated for Toronto … Catherine Grant's latest roundup of serious links to hot topics … Steven Shaviro on Mattias Stork's video essay, Chaos Cinema … Resnais and Stan Lee (more) … Chris Marker's Imagine (0'31") … Jonathan Rosenbaum on Nicholas Ray's We Can't Go Home Again … A teaser (0'50") for Giorgos Lanthimos's Alps has been added to the collection of trailers for films competing in Venice.