New Festival Tastemakers: Lili Hinstin, Kim Yutani & Diana Sanchez Discuss Diversity & The Changing State Of Film Festivals — Deadline Disruptors

New Festival Tastemakers: Lili Hinstin, Kim Yutani & Diana Sanchez Discuss Diversity & The Changing State Of Film Festivals — Deadline Disruptors The Cannes Competition line-up of 50 years ago was an extraordinary one; a who’s who of iconic filmmakers. Among the 26 competing for the Palme d’Or were Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Andrzej Wajda, ...

Surviving Desire: The Films of Jean-Claude Carrière

Luis Buñuel (left) and Jean-Claude Carrière (right).“The screenplay is not the last stage of a literary journey. It is the first stage of a film.” —Jean-Claude Carrière, The Secret Language of FilmThe ...

The Diabolical Dr. Z

Engaged to direct by a reputable producer, Jesús Franco takes yet another stab at conventional B&W horror. The pulp thrills get a boost through the contributions of talented collaborators: excellent ...

Criterion Reflections – Episode 2 – Winter 1969 Part 2

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode features panel ...

All of the Films Joining FilmStruck’s Criterion Channel this August

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming ...

Movie Poster of the Week: “Singin’ in the Rain” and 2016 In Memoriam

December 28, 2016. R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds, actress and singer. Age 84.There is a nice moment in the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds where Carrie’s brother Todd is ...

Weekly Rushes. Carrie & Debbie, Tarkovsky's Diaries, Scorsese Talks "Silence"

Get in touch to send in suggest cinephile news and discoveries.NEWSAs the remarkably disheartening year of 2016 came to a close, we lost two great figures in the film industry: Debbie Reynolds and ...

Pierre Étaix, 1928 - 2016

The great comedian, director, writer, actor, and illustrator—let's just say it: genius—Pierre Étaix has died at the age of 87.Here is the Notebook's (too limited) coverage of Pierre Étaix over the ...

‘Tampopo’ Review: Food Porn Has Never Tasted As Good As Juzo Itami’s ‘Ramen Western’

‘Tampopo’ Review: Food Porn Has Never Tasted As Good As Juzo Itami’s ‘Ramen Western’ The saying goes that some people eat to live, and some people live to eat. Juzo Itami’s “Tampopo” is the rare serving of food porn that brings both groups to the table. First released in 1985 (and now ...

Farewell to a master clown by Richard Mowe and Odile Étaix

As an actor, assistant director and gag writer, Pierre Étaix worked with everyone from Jacques Tati to Jerry Lewis. If you had to sum up his life in a single word, “clown” is the one that first comes ...

Pierre Etaix obituary

Film director and actor who kept the tradition of slapstick alive Although physical comedy in cinema lessened with the coming of sound, the tradition of slapstick was kept alive, principally by the ...

Newswire: R.I.P. Pierre Étaix, clown and Oscar-winning filmmaker

Pierre Étaix, the French clown, actor, and film director who won an Oscar for his 1962 short film Happy Anniversary and counted some of the world’s greatest filmmakers among his loyal fans, has died. ...

Oscar-winning French Comedian and Director Pierre Étaix Dies At 87

Oscar-winning French Comedian and Director Pierre Étaix Dies At 87 Le Monde reports that Pierre Étaix, the Oscar-winning French comedian and filmmaker, has died at the age of 88. He’s best known for his acclaimed short- and feature-length films in the 1960’s, all of ...

Efa to honour Jean-Claude Carrière

Efa to honour Jean-Claude Carrière Writer, actor and director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award. French writer-director-actor Jean-Claude Carrière is to receive this year’s Efa Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honorary ...

Winter Song | 2016 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Review

Off With Head: Iosseliani Returns with Breezy Cluster of Vignettes Fans of Georgian auteur Otar Iosseliani will be delighted to find the octogenarian in top form with his latest effort, Winter Song ...

Movie Poster of the Week: Jacques Tati’s “Trafic”

I came across a wonderful new poster the other day by Portuguese illustrator André Letria for Jacques Tati’s 1971 comedy Trafic, which reminded me of how Tati, above all filmmakers (with the possible ...

The Forgotten: Ken Russell's "French Dressing" (1964)

Ken Russell spent most of his days regarding his first theatrical feature, French Dressing, as a disaster. Certainly it did his career prospects no good at the time. Then he caught it on late night TV ...

Criterion Picks On Fandor: Pierre Étaix

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #72. Otar Iosseliani’s Chant d’hiver

Winter Song Director: Otar Iosseliani // Writer: Otar Iosseliani With his 1984 classic title, Favorites of the Moon finally receiving a re-mastered blu-ray release for Us consumption earlier this ...

Criterion Collection: The Complete Jacques Tati | Blu-ray Review

With only six feature films to his name, four of which featured his iconic onscreen alter ego, the cinema of Jacques Tati remains an island of unique delight despite his influence on decades of ...

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