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Above: Jim Jarmusch photographed by Wim Wenders.
The lineup for the 2015 Locarno Film Festival has been revealed, and includes new films by Hong Sang-soo, Andrzej Zulawski, Chantal Akerman, Athina Rachel Tsangari.
A sad ending to an ambitious enterprise: The online, US-based film publication The Dissolve has had to fold after only two years. Best of luck to their talented staff of editors and writings.
Some good news from the online-film-criticism scene: the Norweigan film magazine Montages has launched its English-language international edition.
Portuguese great Manoel de Oliveira passed away last April at the age of 106. The documentary short Um Século de Energia, above, seems to be his final film.
Critic Mike D'Angelo, a contributor to The Dissolve among many other publications, has written in defense of the "first-person review."
If you were annoyed, like we were, that Ennio Morricone's contribution to the score of Django Unchained was cursory at best, get ready for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: Morricone will be doing an entire original score for the film.
Above: the US trailer for Pedro Costa's great Horse Money. We've covered the film here, here and here.
"Trying to rationalize Pedro Costa’s Horse Money in terms of a synopsis is ultimately a fool’s game, but connecting it to recent Portuguese history is a necessity." Speaking of Horse Money, Jonathan Rosenbaum has written on the film.
Milestone Films and director Ross Lipman have turned to Kickstarter to help finish funding a documentary (scored by Mihály Víg!) exploring FILM, the infamous 1965 short film written by Beckett and starring Buster Keaton.
A teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.
"What do you think is better for the world, that in all the cinemas there is a [Jean-Marie] Straub film, or a [Steven] Spielberg film? What do you think would create more goodness for humanity? Straub film in all the cinemas, for sure, we all agree!"
That's Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra talking to Daniel Kasman in Sight & Sound about his prize-winning film Story of My Death, his methodology as a filmmaker, and his next project.
Are you an aspiring film critic in the New York area? You should definitely check out the New York Film Festival's Critics Academy, which has opened its call for entries.
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