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Rushes. Vincent Gallo Unfiltered, Canadian Indigenous Cinema, "Personal Problems" Returns

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NEWS
  • The great French actor Stéphane Audran has died at the age of 85. David Hudson provides a thoughtful remembrance and career overview for The Daily.
  • Following their producer-director collaboration on Amazon's underrated Red Oaks series, 90s contemporaries Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh are re-teaming for a most promising new Starz series entitled Now Apocalypse.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING
  • Film critic and Museum of Modern Art curator Dave Kehr investigates the many aspects that compose a western, and more largely, the genre's influence, origins, legacy, and future, in this wonderful video essay:
  • The first trailer for Under the Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell's long anticipated (and Thomas Pynchon inspired?) follow up to It Follows:
  • Kino Lorber is re-releasing Personal Problems, a forgotten masterwork by Bill Gunn (Ganja & Hess) and an early and essential experiment in video filmmaking. Here's the trailer:
  • An extensive (and English subtitled) interview with the great auteur Douglas Sirk reflecting upon his life in cinema and Hollywood.
  • The National Film Board of Canada have launched a free-to-stream selection of essential Indigenous-made movies, with over 200+ films (and counting!) by the likes of Alanis Obomsawin, Jeff Barnaby, Gil Cardinal and more.
RECOMMENDED READING
  • Vincent Gallo, American cinema's resident provocateur (or troll?), provides, for better and for worse, a loose stream of consciousness essay for Another Man, which includes ruminations on why he never released his last film, Promises Written on Water (which we reviewed before the director pulled it).
  • Willow Maclay and Caden Gardner continue their incisive and illuminating conversations around transgender cinema in the third entry of their column, regarding Kimberly Pierce's Boys Don't Cry.
  • Werner Herzog discusses the 20th century, the end of the world, and cinema with Paul Holdengräber for the literary journal Brick.
  • Bilge Ebiri finds Joaquin Phoenix at his most open and articulate with this interview regarding Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here for The Village Voice.
  • American novelist Dennis Cooper has penned a loving and comprehensive appreciation/image essay/interview of (and with) one cinema's finest and most independent of practitioners, Jon Jost.
  • We've yet to see Steven Spielberg's riskily ambitious Ready Player One, but this piece by Constance Grady interrogating the novel's (and perhaps the film's) inseparable connection and possible endorsement of the "Gamergate" phenomenon is a must read.
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EXTRAS
  • Ahead of the home video release of Phantom Thread, here's a glimpse from what looks to be a delightful deleted scene:
 

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