- Two festivals that will be underway in just over a week have unveiled their programs: Doclisboa and the Viennale, both of which are highlighted by retrospectives: Alain Cavalier in Lisbon and Jerry Lewis in Vienna.
- LOLA 4 is now available in its entirety and Girish Shambu has a guide to the issue for your convenience.
- Above: the poster for Wes Anderson's forthcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
- Speaking of Anderson, Matt Zoller Seitz has kicked off a new video essay series on the director inspired by his new book, The Wes Anderson Collection.
- Head over to Gina Telaroli's brilliant Tumblr to see her image piece that combines a newscast about a drone crash in New York with Godard and Claire Denis.
- An absolute must read via The Festivalists: "A brief history of Chinese independent film with Tony Rayns".
- Above: from Tom Sutpen's "Hitch: Scenes from a Life" series.
"Absent-minded, half-asleep, bored by Jean Guitton’s screams on the Bernard Pivot show, I was watching vaguely familiar images late night last Friday. A hunting scene in Texas in Panavision, with Mitchum on the lookout and the camera floating above the thicket. A film? Yes, since there were subtitles and that, reading them, I had a hallucination.
'You don’t recognise me?' said the film (and I could feel it was sad to have failed to immediately impress).
'Of course I do', I lied.
'I’m Home from the Hill' said the film, which had felt that I lied. 'I know, the French title: The One who Brought the Scandal, is ridiculous, so cinephiles call me by my English name.'"
- Above: via a blog dedicated to the lost art of matte shots, James Cameron works on a matte painting on the set of John Carpenter's Escape from New York.
- The "List" section of MUBI is a gold mine that exemplifies our users' creativity and expertise, and I couldn't help but mention this amazing list by João MC Palhares that recently caught my eye: "By the memory of her song... While the river Rio Bravo flows along… (30 westerns)".
From the archives.
- Above: Sorceress (1987), the only theatrical feature film directed solo by Suzanne Schiffman, François Truffaut and Jacques Rivette's co-writer and assistant director.