- The word is out: MUBI has acquired the worldwide rights for Luca Guadagnino's luminous short film The Staggering Girl, starring Julianne Moore, Mia Goth, KiKi Layne, Kyle MacLachlan and more. Deadline has the full report.
- We're very saddened that due to Ontario's arts funding cuts, the essential feminist film magazine cléo has announced their immediate closure. At The Globe & Mail, the magazine's editors and contributors reflect upon their run and the tangible community it fostered.
- The wait for Apichatpong Weerasethakul's long gestating project with Tilda Swinton, entitled Memoria, is nearly over. The film has finally gone to camera, and Variety provides a glimpse of the set.
- With The Laundromat, it looks like Soderbergh returns to his (welcomed!) comedic register alongside a stellar cast—Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Sharon Stone—hamming it up in a game of corruption vs. innocence.
- The winner of Berlinale Golden Bear, Nadav Lapid's Synonyms gets an electric trailer treatment for its US release. Following his win, earlier this year we interviewed the Israeli director.
- As far as we can tell, this upload might be the premiere of the rare 10-hour (!) cut of Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, a documentary about the riotous character and groundbreaking filmmaking. Featuring extensive interviews with the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards, Monte Hellman, and many more.
- The aforementioned cléo has published their latest and last issue entitled "SICK," based around the theme of sickness: "be it physical ailments, mental illness, the politics of health and care, or the social ills that threaten to poison us."
- On the note of Steven Soderbergh, Amy Nicholson takes a look at the door that his independent debut sex, lies and videotape opened, only for it to seemingly be quickly shut again.
- Notebook contributor Greg Gerke has written an expansive exegesis on Stanley Kubrick's eternally divisive Eye's Wide Shut in the event of the film's 20th anniversary.
- On the topic of sex and fame, fashion designer turned Hollywood director Joel Schumacher gives a (nearly) tell all interview spanning his uncanny career path, his Hollywood experiences, rocky relationship with critics, and much, much more.
- The Directors Guild of America has generously hosted and shared an extensive conversation between director's Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson regarding the former's new film Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.
RECENTLY ON THE NOTEBOOK
- Ross McDonnell revisits his immersive coverage of Mariano Llinás' three-part, eight-act, 14-hour epic La Flor as it unfolded for three days at its world premiere.
- The concluding epilogue to Willow Catelyn Maclay's series of essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion considers the string of reboot (or "Rebuild") movies and the cyclicality of serialized narrative.
- In the event of a series at New York’s Metrograph cinema, Sean Gilman writes on the women directors of the Hong Kong New Wave, whose bold and eccentric films were distributed by the Shaw Brothers. Related, Daniel Eagan interviews Hong Kong director Angie Chen, who has two films in the retrospective.