Olivier Assayas’ Something In The Air (Après Mai) is released in British cinemas today. The film is the director’s follow-up to the remarkable Carlos, one of our ten favourite movies of 2011, and while our complete review can be found in the upcoming issue of Periodical, we felt it only apt to comment on just how vital … Read more
The second issue of Periodical, our iPad-orientated digital film journal is really coming together. Which is to say that that’s the reason for a lighter Hope Lies, content-wise for the past couple of days. I can only apologise, but alas, it is very much worth it. I’d say more now, but I don’t want to … Read more
It’s one of those weeks. A whole bunch of fantastic films reach disc.
The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing at the moment. It’s a festival towards which I’ve shown scant interest in the past, although I have to admit that the history and legacy of the event does tempt (That, and the now-infamous rain). Twinges of jealousy have seeped through in reading Craig Keller’s rapturous response … Read more
Seemingly destined for film maudit status from conception, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is as divisive a picture as is produced by the contemporary mainstream. Lensed in 3D, and scored by Jay-Z, Luhrmann’s film is an overt, affronted picture, equal parts fascinating and unwatchable; it’s an eye-sore, but compulsive viewing. … Read more
I had the good fortune to revisit Robert Bresson’s final film, 1983′s L’argent theatrically this week, thanks to BFI Passport To Cinema season entitled ‘Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead’. Introduced by Philip Kemp, L’argent was screened on a pretty worn out old 35mm print; pink ruled, but it also gave it added character, and … Read more
A solid week for new releases is headlined by one of our favourite films of 2013.
Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema imprint have announced that they’ve acquired Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, which was one of the great success stories of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Bujalski is best known as one of the defining figures of the Mumblecore movement, and his introduction in to the Master’s Of Cinema Series is an intriguing, and … Read more
Welcome to our coverage of this year’s IDFest. Things got off to a start last night with a screening of Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman, but today begins the festival proper. Keep an eye on this blog-post and our twitter feed for commentary and updates throughout the day. Friday. Today is all building towards one event … Read more
You may have noticed that we preceded yesterday’s DocFest 2013 announcement with a strange and unusual headline. “Le Petit Soldat, The HopeLies Web Log Presents” ran the line. In short it’s a new imprint of Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second, designed to streamline things now that Periodical is becoming more and more prominent. … Read more