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- We're still stunned from the sudden death of music legend Prince, at a time when Bowie is still on our minds and in our hearts.
- Last week we also lost director Guy Hamilton, an action director who began as an AD for Carol Reed (on The Fallen Idol and The Third Man, among others), and best known for leading several James Bond entries, starting with Goldfinger in 1964.
- The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped in New York over the weekend, and the winners have been announced, including best international feature to Junction 48 and best documentary feature to Do Not Resist.
- There is no other cinematic project we're more looking forward to than 2017's continuation of David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks. The cast list which has just been unveiled has only increased our fervor. With many favorites returning, equally intriguing are such new cast members as Michael Cera, Sky Ferreira, Monica Bellucci, Jim Belushi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Eddie Vedder.
- Without a doubt the most important film event in New York this year will be the Museum of Modern Art's first complete North American retrospective of the films by French filmmaking duo Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. But that's not the only Straub-Huillet event in New York: the Miguel Abreu gallery has just launched the exhibition Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Films and Their Sites.
- As we gear up for Cannes—looking over the various lineups, prioritizing, dreaming—eerie news has come via Deadline Hollywood of terror drills being practiced at the festival, whose already zealous security practices will no doubt be heightened after the Paris and Brussels attacks over the last six months.
- Harmony Korine's video for Rihanna's song "Needed Me" sure looks a lot like Springbreakers, doesn't it?.
- But can it compare to Beyoncé's music-video-cum-visual-album-cum-film, Lemonade? We don't have HBO, so we haven't seen it, but Miriam Bale's article for the Hollywood Reporter is tantalizing:
"...it’s a 56-minute narrative movie mixing music, documentary and experimental elements. This Womanist fairytale — featuring American Southern, Voodoo and Afrofuturist utopian imagery — is most of all a personal film, though co-directed by seven people, including Beyonce Carter-Knowles herself."
- We can't embed it, but be sure to watch the trailer for Eugène Green's lovely new film, Le fils de Joseph (Son of Joseph).
- And speaking of trailers, finally we get a picture of Woody Allen's Cannes-bound Café Society. Is that Steve Carrell running a movie studio?
- If you want a trailer with a bit more kick to it (and punch, and shoot, and kick some more), take a look at this honey for Cheang Soi's Kill Zone 2. We love this director, and know this film under its previous (and equally ridiculous) title, SPL 2: A Time for Consequences, finding it one of the best films of 2015. Finally headed to cinemas, we highly recommended it.
- You can't view this just yet, but there's the exciting news that two of our essential ways of watching great movies, the cable television station Turner Classic Movies and the home video (and recently streaming) company the Criterion Collection, have teamed up for a new streaming service, titled FilmStruck. Criterion's Peter Becker explains more at Criterion's blog.
- Finally, for rapper Aesop Rock's new album, director Rob Shaw has made an album-length accompanying video that's, essentially, a super low budget re-make of The Shining.
- Want to know Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Top 10 films? If you live in New York, you can even watch them at the Metrograph, which is handily running a new article by Max Nelson interrogating Fassbinder's selections, which, when published:
"...had become a monument to a sensibility frozen midway through an unpredictable course of development. Together with the rest of Fassbinder’s writings, they give a picture of his values, priorities, and philosophical commitments that clarifies the one his movies suggest."
- "Maximal minimalist": Now that's an intriguing description! On his blog, David Bordwell dives deep into the wonderful cinema of Italian avant-garde filmmaker Paolo Gioli:
"Gioli has said that he wants to free himself from cinema’s reliance on “optics and mechanics.” Accordingly, he has reverse-engineered, or rather de-engineered, the apparatus of image-making. "
- We mentioned the big Straub-Huillet retrospective coming to New York above, but coming even sooner than that is the Austrian Filmmuseum's new book on the filmmaking duo, edited by filmmaker, Notebook contributor, and projectionist Ted Fendt.
- And because the spring is turning sunny (for us, anyway), we turn to a sunshine noir, Ivan Passer's 1981 cult film Cutter's Way, praised by R. Emmet Sweeney:
Cutter’s Way is a sickly film, its characters hungover or half in the bag. They have never recovered from the Vietnam War, either from the physical scars from fighting or the guilt from avoiding it.
- Director François Truffaut photographed by Xavier Lambours. Via One Photo a Day.
- Actors Alain Delon and Romy Schneider.