A neon-lit trailer for Harmony Korine's highly-anticipated The Beach Bum, which will be released in March of 2019.
For GQ, Nicolas Cage provides a candid self-analysis of his personal favorite characters he has played in his singular acting career, from Castor Troy to Charlie Kaufman (with nods to German Expressionism and Fritz Lang!).
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest, The Wild Pear Tree, has been selected as the Turkish entry for the Foreign Language award at the 91st Academy Awards next year. A new trailer for the film provides a small glimpse into what Notebook's Daniel Kasman describes as Ceylan's "impressively detailed, if occasionally ponderous portrait of a new generation of young men in Turkey."
For the Criterion Collection, David Cairns continues his Anatomy of a Gag series with a video essay on Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth, specifically regarding the performance of its "top dog," Skippy the wire fox terrier. Watch Cairns's wonderfully amusing analysis here.
A gorgeous, enigmatic trailer for Rita Azevedo Gomes's forthcoming A Portuguesa, based on Austrian author Robert Musil's Die Portugiesin.
To coincide with its release of Orson Welles's posthumous The Other Side of the Wind, Netflix has provided a trailer for the film's accompanying behind-the-scenes documentary, Morgan Neville's They'll Love Me When I'm Dead.
An enchanting trailer for this year's Viennale, directed by Lav Diaz. The two-minute video—possibly Diaz's shortest film—follows a young boy envisioning his future, who steps out into the rain at night.
Finally, a trailer for Frederick Wiseman's last documentary, Monrovia, Indiana, which we reviewed earlier this month from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Film Comment'sNellie Killian provides an overview of this year's Wavelengths program at TIFF, including keen commentary on both the "the arbitrariness of some of the [festival's] slotting" and the "vital" resonances of the programming itself.
For Film Quarterly, Girish Shambu critiques the "manspreading machine" of cinema's "male canon," and its roots in classical auteurism and "male-dominated film institutions".
With The Arboretum Cycle premiering in Chicago, The Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs interviews Nathaniel Dorsky, discussing the relationship between "montage and the human spirit."
Suspiria director Luca Guadagnino and architect Giulio Ghirardi have collaborated in designing a house by Italy's Lake Como. The New York Times details Guadagnino's eye for décor: "The house more accurately evokes a puzzle, one whose interlocking pieces seamlessly, and seemingly inevitably, fit together."
RECENTLY ON THE NOTEBOOK
Lawrence Garcia contextualizes the "unending, Kafkaesque nightmare" of Huang Weikai's Guangzhou-set documentary Disorder.
At the TIFF premiere of his latest Killing, Shin'ya Tsukamoto sat with editor Daniel Kasman to discuss the "insanity of reality," and his intention to "not just [...] subvert expectation, but more to betray the audience’s expectation."
Jeremy Carr gives Alfred Hitchcock's "rare, straight comedy" The Trouble With Harry its Close-Up: "[The film] is an exemplary Hitchcock feature: subversive, inviting, entertaining, and containing a throwaway bathtub gag."
EXTRAS AND RE-DISCOVERIES
A gorgeous hand-painted Hungarian poster for François Truffaut's classic The 400 Blows. Other international variations of Truffaut's singular image of a lost boy can be found here.
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