Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema imprint this morning announced their schedule for next Spring. Between January and March the company will be releasing 7 titles from across the world of cinema. Continue reading
A very strong week of new releases awaits those who seek out the finest of new home video.
Apologies for what turned out to be a rather quiet week on the website. I didn’t anticipate my time on the Leeds Film Festival jury to be quite so secretive or time consuming, and had planned for daily round-ups on the site, but it was naive of me to think that such a thing would have been possible! All is back to normal now though, with a packed week ahead. Continue reading
Betwixt a wealth of Xmas-capitalising comedy DVDs sit a solid range of new releases.
I was quite surprised that I hadn’t heard about the public execution of 80 North Koreans earlier this week until several days after the fact. It was the introduction to a Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 that alerted me to the injustice. As the headline to this Telegraph article on the subject has it, “dozens” have been “executed in North Korea For Watching Foreign Films”. That the situation failed to flow in to the daily stream of film-related news matters that fills my Twitter feed actually kind of shocked me. While we were all busy talking about the Bibical accuracy of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the physics of Gravity and the new Wes Anderson short film, the killing of masses of people for the simple act of watching films passed me by.
I’m quite apprehensive about speaking too heavily or formally on Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles at this stage, given that we’ve just set out on A Nos Amours’ ambitious 18-month long plan to screen the entire Akerman oeuvre and I’d like to cover it more extensively as and when the chronology allows, but having just seen the film on the big screen for the first time I couldn’t let the opportunity to muse over it pass me by. A more in-depth piece will follow later.