Rushes: "Uncut Gems" Trailer, Lucrecia Martel for Viennale, Scorsese's "Street Scenes"

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  • South Korean police have finally identified a suspect for the Hwaseong murders, best known as the serial killer case at the center of Bong Joon-ho's chilling 2003 hit Memories of Murder.
  • Actor Sid Haig, known for his parts in films like Spider Baby, Jackie Brown and Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, has died, leaving a sizable contribution to the horror genre across decades and styles.
  • The hard-to-find Street Scenes, a documentary directed by Martin Scorsese regarding NYU student strikes circa 1970, has been mysteriously uploaded to YouTube. (Via The Film Stage.)
  • The official trailer for Uncut Gems introduces Adam Sandler as a seedy jeweler caught in a basketball betting scheme. Read editor Daniel Kasman's review of the film here.
  • NEON's first trailer for Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency, which follows a prison warden (Alfre Woodard) who must face her inner demons as she prepares to execute an inmate.
  • We're ecstatic and relieved that the great Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To is back with Chasing Dream, which looks to be a a lively new feature about young love, pop music, and mixed martial arts.
  • A creepy trailer for this year's Viennale, made by Lucrecia Martel.
  • James Gray's long-awaited Ad Astra is here, and with it comes a list of Gray's five favorite films (ranging from Fellini's La Strada to Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven) and an interview with Leo Goldsmith and Gregory Zinman, who worked on the film as experimental film consultants.
  • Lily Burana reviews Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers and reflects on her former career as a stripper: "I knew I was ravenous for respect; I just didn’t know I needed the tender reverence of accuracy, too."
  • "The premise of the movie is to ask the question, 'Do we think this is okay? Do we think this is fair?'" Steven Soderbergh discusses his latest, The Laundromat, an anthology film about the Panama Papers.  
  • Willow Catelyn Maclay argues that Rob Zombie is out of step with contemporary horror movies—and his films are all the better for it.
  • Continuing our series of short essays on the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet is a look at the theatrical traditions and practical beauty of their singular cinema.
  • Jean-Claude Rousseau discusses transitioning from Super 8 to video, the essence of the cinema, and his film honoring Chantal Akerman.
  • From Weibo and courtesy of Josh Martin: Edward Yang's meticulously crafted storyboards for Yi Yi: A One and a Two.
  • Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung discuss removed scenes, possible endings, and crossing fateful paths in In The Mood For Love at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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