- We are saddened to hear of the passing of Time's inimitable critic, Richard Corliss (1944 - 2015), pictured above. Visit David Hudson's roundup at Keyframe Daily for coverage.
- In the past week there's been more additions to the Cannes Film Festival lineup, including new movies by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase and Gaspar Noé.
- When Manoel de Oliveira died earlier this month, word spread that he had made a film that would be released only upon his death, Memories and Confessions. Now word has come that its premiere screening will be on the 4th of May in Porto.
- Above: We're on the fence whether we should be excited for this, but the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit certainly has us intrigued.
- New York's essential film listing site Screen Slate has turned to Kickstarter to help fund its project.
- Speaking of New York, this May the Museum of the Moving Image will host an all-35mm retrospective devoted to the collaboration between Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi and actor Tatsuya Nakadai.
- Above: An image from Apichatpong Weekasethakul's Cemetery of Splendour, due to premiere in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section.
- Via the Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs comes a recommendation for Jonathan Rosenbaum's review of Gremlins 2: The New Batch as "model criticism."
- TIFF has polled Canadian filmmakers, industry, critics, academics & programmers to determine Canada’s All-Time Top Ten List.
- David Davidson weights in the differences between the French film magazines Positif and Cahiers du Cinéma in the 1980s.
- In his latest "Kaiju Shakedown" column for Film Comment, Grady Hendrix brings necessary attention to Hong Kong dirt-maestro Kuei Chih-hung, whose The Delinquent is pictured above:
"A pissed-off perfectionist with proletarian sensibilities, he directed groundbreaking, realistic crime flicks and some of the filthiest horror movies ever to leave a slime trail across the silver screen."
- Critic, editor and Locarno Film Festival programmer Lorenzo Esposito has launched a new online magazine, Film Parlato. Already off to a great start, the first issue features articles on Michael Mann, Orson Welles, Isao Takahata, Michael Bay, the Farrelly brothers, Pedro Costa and more.
- A new issue of The Seventh Art is out, and includes interviews with Matthew Porterfield and the Safdie brothers, a video essay dedicated to Ann Hui, and more.
"She’s the one who misses nothing: who buys no bullsh-t, fitted with a radar as keen as a rabbiting spaniel."
- Above: That's Tilda Swinton on comedian (and star and screenwriter of Judd Apatow's upcoming Trainwreck) Amy Schumer, in Time's 100 Most Influential People.
- Above: Criterion has shared an old video of Martin Scorsese praising Jean Renoir's The River.
- Fact Magazine has interviewed John Carpenter about his new album Lost Themes.
- We're proud and excited to learn that filmmaker and Notebook contributor Dan Sallitt will be getting a retrospective dedicated to his movies at the George Eastman House.
- Above: Leos Carax, photographed by Renaud Monfourny. Via everyday_i_show's gallery, which includes images of Catherine Deneuve, Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch and more.