- Just try and keep up: the good folks at Cinema Scope are doing their epic annual TIFF capsule review marathon. Dive in.
- Martin Scorsese will be returning to Shutter Island to make a prequel for a new television series.
- For Film Comment, our very own Neil Bahadur has a conversation with Pedro Costa about his award-winning Horse Money:
"BAHADUR: I remember you mentioned yesterday [at the press conference] how you’re only just starting to like the movie now. Is it usually that way with your films? Or is it specific to this one?
COSTA: I think I like this more now. I only like some of the others, or small moments in the other films. This one came out so tense—I see a kind of tension that was very difficult to get. That’s because of Ventura too. Some people can do it like that [snaps fingers] like Straub. Well, not like that [snaps fingers again] because they work a lot. But even with the amount of work that we put in the films, and we work really very hard, it’s always difficult to get the... tight tissue—like a nervous body. It’s Ventura’s body, nerves, hands, eyes. It came out exactly how I thought he could be in the film. But that’s him. I do say, 'Stand here, look there,' but the words, almost every movement, the timing, everything is him."
- In another Film Comment interview, Tina Poglajen talks to Alex Ross Perry about Listen Up Philip.
- Above: a foursome of new ads for the Gap directed by David Fincher.
- Via Criterion, Wes Anderson and Kent Jones discuss the cinema of Pedro Almodovar.
- "In a Frame": R. Emmet Sweeney on Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past:
"Director Jacques Tourneur and cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca previously collaborated on Cat People, and continue their use of low-key lighting to produce dream-like suggestions of violence. All of the deaths in Out of the Past are hidden off-screen, the specifics elided. They simply accrue in the fog of Jeff’s rueful investigation, a case that turns into a series of delaying tactics to stay alive. But he can only pause to smoke so many times before the darkness finally deigns to meet him."
- Above: the trailer for Hong Sang-soo's Hill of Freedom.
- A "Letter to Harun Farocki" by Kevin B. Lee for Sight & Sound.
- The latest issue of The Seventh Art is now online, featuring video interviews with Albert Serra (preview above), Lukas Moodysson, John Fawcett & Graeme Manson, and Elina Psykou.
- R.I.P. Gottfried John (1942-2014):