- To commemorate the 20th anniversary of In The Mood For Love, Wong Kar-wai has confirmed plans to release 4K restorations of all of his films—including the currently out-of-print Chungking Express!—for a theatrical tour in 2020.
- We adored Bruno Dumont's Jeannette, the musical vision of Joan of Arc's childhood. Naturally we're delighted by this first trailer for the Cannes-bound sequel, Joan of Arc.
- A24 has released the official trailer for Lulu Wang's highly anticipated family drama The Farewell, starring rapper Awkwafina as a woman who returns to China after her grandmother is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
- In a new interview with the New York Times, Laura Dern discusses the multiplicity and elasticity of her most memorable performances, as well as the people and politics that have inspired her career.
- As the Brooklyn Academy of Music launches its series "Black 90s: A Turning Point in American Cinema," Hyperallergic's Kelli Weston takes a look at the promise and prosperity of the era, from John Singleton's Boyz n the Hood to Kasi Lemmons's Eve's Bayou. Meanwhile, here at Notebook Matt Carlin also journeys through this imperative moment in American filmmaking.
- Erika Balsom explores the print publications dedicated to film criticism that have emerged outside of the mainstream, and how these magazines stand against and benefit from democratized online platforms.
- In anticipation of the mainstream celebration of the phenomenon of camp at this year's Met Gala, the iconoclastic Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce discusses the origins and principles of what composes camp and its alleged disappearance.
- Zia Anger's "My First Essay: The Performance of Being a Filmmaker" is a meditation on Chantal Akerman's No Home Movie and the (im)possibility of a filmmaker being able to "make anything, do anything, release anything, even attend a festival, on one’s own terms."
RECENTLY ON THE NOTEBOOK
- MUBI's retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet continues with Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules (1965). For the latest entry in his series A Straub-Huillet Companion, Christopher Small has compiled quotes from interviews, criticism, and articles that help to clarify the pair's singular, political cinema.
- In the event of his new movie Non-Fiction opening in the U.S. (read our review), Olivier Assayas spoke with us about what it means to make a movie about "the instant." With our retrospective of his films now running on MUBI in the U.S., Phoebe Chen dives into his illustrious, yet eclectic cinema.
- We're not sure what inspired this unlikely collaboration but we find ourselves nonetheless enamored.
"The Roses of Versailles" creator Riyoko Ikeda created a promotional illustration for the spanish thriller movie "Everybody knows" which will be shown in Japan starting this June. Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in a kidnapping movie. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. pic.twitter.com/77uOQdmFis— Manga Mogura (@MangaMogura) April 30, 2019
- A welcome trip to another time in moviegoing history.
Audience reactions to David Lynch's Eraserhead pic.twitter.com/4NEPIHdmVd— Eyes On Cinema (@RealEOC) May 4, 2019