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- The Local has shared a statement from an anonymous victim of Korean film director Kim Ki-duk regarding his contentious presence at this years Berlinale.
- The incomparably talented Liv Ullmann discusses her craft, career & life with the BFI.
- Notebook contributors Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin new video essay for De Filmkrant finds the uncanny intersections between two truly singular works of the 21st century: David Lynch’s Inland Empire & Gregg Araki’s Smiley Face.
- We’re ecstatic about Grasshopper Film’s forthcoming release from cinema’s finest filmmaking duo: Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub’s The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach. Above: the new trailer.
Design by Guy Maddin
- The programmers of the Berlinale Forum have released their annual magazine, a portion of which can be read on the web, that "seeks to draw lines between the films in our programme, forge links to other disciplines, reflect on our history, and generally put across some of the things we were thinking about while making the selection". Complete with cover artwork by Guy Maddin!
- The wait for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is nearly over. In the meantime, here’s K. Austin Collins shining review for The Ringer.
- For FilmStruck, R. Emmet Sweeney has written about The Archers’ classic update of A Canterbury Tale:
A Canterbury Tale is a movie-as-walking tour, a fanciful detour through Michael Powell’s hometown of Kent, England. It adapts the perambulations of Chaucer’s classic to modern times, using a wide-eyed American GI as a sincere and open-minded guide. It’s an excuse to wander through the streets of Powell’s youth, spending pleasurable digressions with chatty wheelwrights, plucky widows and a mischievous criminal known only as the ‘glue man’. What starts as a rotating gallery of rural eccentrics, an offbeat "Why We Fight" homeland confidence booster, accumulates into something of inchoate power as our guide’s accidental tour of Kent turns into an existential quest, a ‘why we exist’ spiritual journey.
Psycho by Adam Simpson
- Our friends over at Mondo have unveiled a gorgeous line-up of new posters honoring the master of suspense.
- We’re still grieving the loss of our friend Paul Clipson—a singular filmmaking talent, master projectionist, and unmatched cinephile. We were moved by Brian Darr sharing the following sketches Clipson made to help fellow projectionists, illustrating the care with which he approached everything in life and cinema alike.
Paul Clipson (1965-2018) was the head projectionist at @SFMOMA. He drew instructions for his team. This is from (I think) my 1st SFMOMA screening attended, Svankmajer’s Alice. pic.twitter.com/rGICgHEua5— Brian Darr (@HellOnFriscoBay) February 11, 2018