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  2. Artavazd Peleshian has a few that I think would fit the bill quite nicely, particularly The Four Seasons. Here's a decent looking copy of it on YouTube, not sure where you might obtain a better version though, his stuff is kind of hard to find. Also not sure if it's being devoid of dialogue and color may disqualify it from what your looking for, but I think it's a wonderfully great movie.
  3. Yesterday
  4. CAMEO SPOILER ALERT! (Though nothing terribly surprising if you've seen the post-credits tags to other recent Marvel films.)
  5. I haven't seen anyone else talking about this, but Paramount's British YouTube channel has posted a few TV spots:
  6. Links to the threads on Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, Episode IV, Episode V, Episode VI, Episode VII, Episode VIII, Episode IX and the 2004 and 2006 editions of Episodes IV-VI on DVD and the 2011 edition of Episodes I-VI on Blu-Ray, as well as The Clone Wars, Rebels and the various rumoured other TV series (plus one quasi-duplicate thread on the comedy series) and spin-off movies (like Rogue One and Han Solo). See also the threads on 'Star Wars Debate Redux' (which began as a place to bash Episode II; Jul 8 - Nov 11, 2003), 'Sci fi = spiritual? Star Wars, X2, etc.' (Apr 12-14, 2004), 'Best Star Wars Movie?' (with poll; Apr 18-20, 2004), 'Top 100 Discussion: The Star Wars original trilogy?' (May 6-7, 2004), 'Is Star Wars Blasphemous?' (Jun 15 - Jul 25, 2005), 'Star Wars in 20 minutes' (Aug 8-9, 2006) and 'Star Wars: Uncut' (Apr 2010). - - - 'Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi Film in the Works (Exclusive) Stephen Daldry is Star Wars’ newest hope. The Oscar-nominated director behind Billy Elliot and The Hours is in early talks to helm a Star Wars stand-alone movie centering on Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say talks are at the earliest of stages and that the project has no script. If a deal is made, Daldry would oversee the development and writing with Lucasfilm brass. The Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone is one of several projects being developed by Lucasfilm and Disney that fall outside the trilogies telling the saga of the Skywalker family. A Han Solo movie is now in the final stages of shooting under new director Ron Howard, and Lucasfilm is also considering pics centering on Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett, among other characters. . . . Hollywood Reporter, August 17 - - - So... what part of Obi-Wan's life are we looking at here? Ewan McGregor has expressed interest in playing the character again (in addition to starring in Episodes I-III, his voice can be heard briefly in Episode VII), but he's already 12 years older than he was in Episode III. So, if this story is set *during* the prequels, McGregor would probably be too old -- but casting another actor in a story that is supposed to coincide with the prequels could be odd, too. If the story is set *after* the prequels, then I guess we're supposed to believe that Obi-Wan *left* Tatooine and came back, between Episodes III and IV (even though Episode III ends on a note that kind of hints that Obi-Wan just stayed put for 20 years)? Or... maybe we'll get to see Obi-Wan *before* the prequels, when he was a 10-year-old youngling padawan or something? - - - In any case, I believe that, until now, Star Wars has always used the same actors to play the same characters *except* in cases where they went the reboot route and had to hire someone younger (and even then, you had Palpatine, who was played in Episodes I-III by the same actor who had played an older version of the character in Episode VI; plus of course you had Yoda and the droids and Chewbacca in the prequels, all of whom could be played by the same actors because their faces were hidden behind masks and puppets). (The only other exception to the "same actor" rule that I can think of is the Emperor, a hologram version of whom was played by two actors -- and a baboon, I think? -- in Episode V, and then the regular character was played by another actor in Episodes VI and I-III. But Lucas went back and replaced the hologram actor(s) with the other actor when he put the films out on DVD, so they're all consistent now.)
  7. Last week
  8. Back in 2011, I took my 12 year old stepson to a theatre that was showing the Indiana Jones trilogy - his introduction to those films. I've always been a fan of Temple of Doom, but I could tell that this film seemed to capture my stepson more than Raiders (I think that Short-Round factored into this quite a bit), and I found myself enjoying it even more than usual because of his enthusiasm for it.
  9. Unconfirmed release date Dec. 1st, 2017? (Take that with a grain of salt, the source is The Irish Sun). Sept 8th, possible release date of the first single - You're the Best Thing About Me
  10. I saw this last winter and it's stuck in my craw ever since, mostly because narrative cinema about North Americans' tenuous relationship to architecture and history (especially from a millennial perspective) are not a dime a dozen; personally speaking, this concept is so up my own alley that it hurts quite a bit to see it struggle as much as it does. Namely: somewhere along the way this film's lovely idea got sidetracked into an overly safe, Sundance-Institute-friendly matrix of relationships and capital-S stakes which feel imposed by committee, one fearing a lack of audience interest in the motivating idea. Kogonada lost me at the scene where one character rather clumsily tells another to stop saying what she thinks about the architecture and start saying what she feels and of course we never hear what she says; her voice fades out to be replaced by another anonymous electro-texture/ambient indie score. Instead of mystery and veiled wonder, the effect is of watching an intelligent, articulate young woman flattened into a pixie dreamer before our eyes.
  11. The Fencer - note card at end tells us that Stalin died March 5, 1953, which allowed prisoners to begin being released.
  12. Thanks, Jeffrey and Anders!
  13. I posted on Instagram when I received it in the mail. I've engaged with my writer friends about it. If I think of an appropriate venue to review it, I'll let you know. Keep up the good work!
  14. That essay makes it all the more gut-wrenching library doesn't have an agreement with Kanopy that would allow me to watch Cleo there! I'm sure I will be able to see it someday, but until then I can at least read about it and patiently wait.
  15. I'll write about it on my blog and I'll share the podcasts there. I've already promoted the podcast on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. You might write to Tracy in UC at SPU, Greg, and format it as a Fac/Staff Bulletin announcement. If you write it up as a significant publication of an SPU faculty member, you could also mention in the blurb that the issue features Alissa Wilkinson (a grad of SPU's MFA program), Scott Cairns (director of SPU's MFA program), and any other SPU connections you find in there. You might also pitch it to Tracy as something to feature on the SPU home page.
  16. Reading Brett's review and reading some of the interviews with Kogonada have really piqued my interest. But Columbus doesn't seem to be playing anywhere near me, so I may have to wait for a streaming option.
  17. Greg, I'd review it for either my own website or (possibly) my university/institute's blog, Transpositions. I'll also message you with my details.
  18. Brett McCracken: “When I knew him, Kogonada talked a lot about Postman and cited 'Technopoly' often. He worried about the ways technology might be making us dumber and number; numb to the beauty which is everywhere around us if only we have eyes to see and interest (or attention-spans?) to look. This techno-skepticism is on display in Columbus. Richardson’s character proudly flaunts her antiquated flip phone, which she calls a “dumb phone” because it has no Internet access. She prefers spending time at libraries and trying to remember facts rather than resorting to Google. Happier and more alive to the beauty of her hometown (refreshingly unburdened by the wanderlust and status envy stoked by the “connected” life), she provides a compelling model for what joyful resistance might look like in a technopolized world. Indeed, at a time when more and more are noting the disturbing psychological and de-humanizing effects of technology, Columbus offers a glimpse into a world we can have if we want it: a world of serendipitous discovery rather than utilitarian Google search; quiet contentment rather than clattering consumerism; sensory encounter rather than disembodied distraction; a world where the physical nouns (people, places and things) in front of us are more compelling and comforting to us than the digital abstractions we might find on the other side of a hyperlink. Cinema is often framed as escapism, and indeed it has that quality. We watch movies to visit far away places and times, and to understand the experiences of others. But cinema at its best, and certainly Columbus fits that bill, doesn’t stop at escapism; it helps us return well to reality, with new eyes to see and love the world beyond the screen.”
  19. Hey all! (Been a while!). I just wanted to share an essay that I recently wrote about where we stand after the most recent season of THE AMERICANS. Thought some of you all might be interested.
  20. I'd be happy to write a review of it. I'll message you for more details.
  21. It's time we had a thread on this film. I just saw it over the weekend, and it is very easily one of the most important films of the year (whether last year or this year). It's beautiful. It gives glimpses into the values that Berry has been advocating for decades (including precious footage of a debate back in the '70s). It focuses very much on farming and agriculture, turns very bleak and then offers reason for hope if the members of the audience would only start acting on what they know they should act upon. Watch your theaters for it and order the DVD.
  22. Anyone? Friends, issues of Image like this don't come around that often. The window of opportunity for maximum impact is very brief. It would be great if you-all could blog and tweet about it. Heck, I'll even send you a free copy if you don't subscribe, with no strings attached. Yours in hope, Greg
  23. Interesting video, makes some good points and now I'm interested in what this Nicholas Meyer project is.
  24. Hey, A&F Friends: As you probably know, I'm just not able to be a frequent presence here on the forums, but Image has just produced what I humbly believe to be a pretty great issue devoted to film and guest edited by Scott Teems and Gareth Higgins. Contributors include David Lowery, James Ponsoldt, Debra Granik, Mira Nair, Rodrigo Garcia, Scott Derrickson, and many more. My immediate desire is to see that the world learns about the goodness of this issue. Does anyone have any ideas about how to get the world out (without incurring any financial expense? ). Any critics, reviewers, bloggers, and such who might be willing to mention it? We'll send a free copy to anyone who legitimately MIGHT mention it somewhere, either in a post or tweet or what-have-you. Thoughts? Gratefully, Greg
  25. Coming via Lionsgate (the studio that released The Shack) on March 16, 2018.
  26. Here's the trailer for the new film from director Sean Baker (Tangerine). The Florida Project had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year: Tangerine is a remarkable film, but it appears we don't have a thread on it yet.
  27. I hadn't seen the new release date. I guess I need to finish writing up that interview!
  28. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN Yup, it's loaded. And the climactic sequence happens on my birthday! Opening credits: Delhi 4th November 1944 4th January 1902 / Paris, France 13 Dec 1934 16th January 2016 4th November 1974 17.July 1982 Warsaw 22nd January 1943 Shanghai 22nd January 1945 3rd Sep 1943 Then... "Go to the loop. September 3rd, 1943." "Puerto Rico. Here." 6 May 1972 Newspaper: April 16, 1915. "Two Torpedoes hit RMS Augusta, 894 Lost" "September the 3rd, 1943." "It is 1943. September 3rd, 1943. All day every day." Sep 3, 1943: the bombing of the home (GORGEOUS SEQUENCE) Reversing clock with Date on it, rewinds to Sep 2 Air mail envelope: Jan 19, 2016 Letter date: 16th January 2016 Newspaper: "Blackpool Tower Circus to Reopen Tomorrow: Tickets for the Grand Opening on January 11th 2016 sold out Map with multiple dates: 11 Jan 2016, 3rd Sep 1943, 13 Dec 1934, 22 Jun 1963, 12 Sep 1910. Spoken: "January 11th, 2016." The events of Jan 11, 2016 Cell phone: Monday 11 January
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