Later this month I.B. Tauris publish Marjorie Vecchio’s The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy at the Border. Here’s an excerpt from the book, in which director Wim Wenders talks about working with Denis, who was an assistant to the German director early on in her professional career. We’re great fans of Denis, with her latest film, Bastards, set to feature heavily in our year end best-of list. We’ll also be reviewing Marjorie Vecchio’s book in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Apologies for the quiet of late. It’s been a hectic old week. Hopefully ordinary service will resume tomorrow. Continue reading
It’s the traditional last Monday of month burst of activity. Continue reading
Regular readers will know that we’re great fans of Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema imprint. Continue reading
Well, this is something. Continue reading
In our latest dispatch from the London Film Festival we take a look at a one of the most widely discussed films of the fortnight, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe, a Ukrainian coming-of-age drama. Kind of.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of François Truffaut. The French filmmaker passed away prematurely at the age of just 52 years old in 1984. Continue reading
Our coverage of the London Film Festival continues with a look at Mark Hartley’s Electric Boogaloo, which charts the rise and fall of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’ Cannon Films empire. Continue reading
This week’s adventures in home video are wide and varied. Continue reading
Regular readers will be aware of London Symphony, a modern Silent Film being directed by Alex Barrett, who I’ve invited to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a platform to chart the making of, via a series of written journals produced during the production of the movie. The film is being funded via Kickstarter, and the team are very close to seeing it fully financed (at typing they are less than £400 away from their target, with a little over 24 hours to go). It’s a timely reminder that Kickstarter can still be used for good in a world in which hipster potato salad can rake in over $55,000.
Please take a look at the campaign.