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Rushes. Cinema Loses Nicolas Roeg, Bernardo Bertolucci, William Goldman, and Ricky Jay on Pocket book



Nicolas Roeg on the set of The Man Who Fell to Earth

  • This can be a reasonably tragic week in cinema historical past, with the passing of filmmakers Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci, screenwriter and playwright William Goldman, and character actor Ricky Jay. We are going to miss these visionaries and their singular artistry.
  • In partnership with U.Okay. charity Altering Faces, which goals to “take away the stigma round disfigurement,” the BFI has introduced it’ll now not present funding to movies that characteristic “facially-scarred villains.” This initiative is along with the establishment’s new range dedication.


  • A surprising trailer for Jean-Luc Godard’s The Picture E book, premiering quickly in U.Okay. cinemas on December 2nd, and on MUBI there beginning December third.

  • For Filmkrant, Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin’s newest video essay on the usage of archival imagery as goals and hallucinations in Marco Bellocchio’s When You Learn This Letter.


Final Tango in Paris

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  • Within the wake of Bernardo Bertolucci’s dying and the re-consideration of his legacy, Okay. Austin Collins questions how cinephiles ought to consciously and ethically grapple with Maria Schneider’s sexual assault on the set of Final Tango in Paris, as it’s “inconceivable to separate the thrill of [Bertolucci’s] work from the failings.” For Time, Stephanie Zacharek writes on the matter: “A film calls for that we juggle a number of concepts directly. We now have to be prepared for brand new ones to enter the combo later.”
  • Jezebel‘s Hazel Cills investigates the rumored sexual relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill (as fictionalized in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favorite) in an interview with biographer Anne Somerset.

Inexperienced E book

  • Jourdain Searles examines Peter Farrelly’s Inexperienced E book and its “sense of self-importance.” Searles finds situation with the movie’s broad simplification of historical past, and as an alternative wonders what the movie might need been like if it had acquired the “full Farrelly brothers comedian therapy.”
  • The newest “Break the Web” situation of Paper Journal consists of an illuminating profile of Amanda Bynes, now a vogue pupil desperate to return to appearing after a string of scandals. Bynes’s recollection of her extremely lauded early profession presents a number of insights on the bodily and psychological struggles of kid actors in a demanding business.
  • A roundtable dialogue for Toronto Now options critics Adam Nayman, Lisa Jackson, Radheyan Simonpillai, and Shane Belcourt on the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and its “therapy of indigenous individuals.”
  • For Reverse Shot, Package Duckworth critiques Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, eloquently navigating the “celestial terrain” of the movie and its formal dedication to “the act of portray.”


  • The DGA Theater has launched numerous considerate talks by administrators of this yr’s buzzworthy titles, as moderated by buddies, mentees, and compatriots. You possibly can take heed to the remainder of the talks, compiled by podcast The Director’s Lower, right here.


  • Scout Tafouya’s video essay on the dislocation and seedy house of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, “his first movie since eXistenZ to have the claustrophobic setting and scope of his early classics.”
  • Leonardo Goi critiques Patrick Wang’s A Bread Manufacturing facility, and its broad-ranging questions “from the volatility of public funding for the humanities to the David vs. Goliath battle between unbiased arts middle and big corporate-backed artwork institutes.”


  • We’re wanting ahead to Luca Guadagnino’s Name Me By Your Title sequel!

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