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Rushes. Canyon Cinema at 50, "Predator" Oral History, "Twin Peaks" Polaroids, Jean & Jane

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  • The legendary institution of experimental film Canyon Cinema has composed a gorgeous trailer of their works in the event of their 50th anniversary.
  • The Safdie brothers' latest—starring Robert Pattinson!—gets an even further hypnotic treatment in montage with its second trailer. Read our rave review from Cannes.
  • The trailer premiere for the forthcoming restoration of Edward Yang’s (as well as cinematographer Christopher Doyle's) debut feature That Day, On the Beach
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum admirably continues his long standing case for the virtues of Jerry Lewis over at his website:
Perhaps even more to the point, why do the Americans love and hate Jerry Lewis? Clearly the degree to which he challenges, provokes, embarrasses, and sometimes even scares and troubles his public already sets him apart from Allen, Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Langdon, and Tati, arguably placing his work closer to that of someone like Poe than to most other comics...
  • To celebrate the 30th birthday of John McTiernan's Predator, The Hollywood Reporter has published an oral history featuring an expansive selection of cast and crew (though sadly neither the director nor the star) lovingly recounting the making of the action classic.
  • With a deluge of articles concerning Budd Boetticher and the state of cinema—as well as not one but two great interviews with the filmmaking duo of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet—the new issue of Senses of Cinema is impressive.
  • James Quandt considers crime film director Jean-Pierre Melville as "the central nexus between American and French Cinema" at TIFF.
  • From Cannes 70 to Rossellini's War Trilogy: much of Issue 71 of Cinema Scope is available to read free here—and subscribe for even more articles.
  • With her new film The Beguiled now in theaters (read our review), Sofia Coppola joined Marc Maron on his podcast WTF to discuss her career and craft.
  • Karina Longworth considers the parallel lives of Jean Seberg and Jane Fonda in the latest edition of her always enveloping podcast You Must Remember This.
  • Over at NTS Radio, Taiwanese music producer Meuko! Meuko! has composed a loving ode to director Edward Yang in the form of a mix of music both from and inspired by his films.
  • Rare polaroids by Gus Van Sant from the set of Twin Peaks circa 1989. (Via Twin Peaks ARG.)

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