-- A few of the many pieces recently posted at Jonathan Rosenbaum's website: The introduction to Rivette: Texts and Interviews, the book he edited for BFI in 1977; "Eight Obstacles to the Appreciation of Godard in the United States"; a piece on the "documentary expressionism" of William Klein; an essay, first published in Film Quarterly a few years ago, on the work of Adam Curtis; and "The Life and File of an Anarchist Filmmaker" (on Emile de Antonio).
-- Jordan Mintzer on "the legacy and continuing relevance of the French critic Serge Daney". Also: Laurent Kretzschmar translates Daney's 1984 review of Henri Verneuil's Les Morfalous.
-- Mark Rappaport on his "artist's statement" for Rock Hudson's Home Movies: "When I was asked by a film festival director for a statement of the “director’s intentions” (directors are usually the last people you should believe when it comes to talking about what their films really mean), that’s what I wrote. I’ve been using it as publicity material ever since. So now it’s part of the official story. But nothing quite that grand was on my mind when I started working on what turned out to be Rock Hudson's Home Movies."
-- Catherine Grant posts a tribute (including a brief, lovely video she made) to the recently deceased film editor, critic and theorist Dai Vaughan.
-- Via Trevor Link: a very handy Hong Sang-soo bibliography.
-- David Bordwell: "Fortunately for peace in our household, I’ve found Kristin’s claims about German cinema well-founded."
-- An interview in Film Quarterly with Patricio Guzmán on his terrific documentary Nostalgia for the Light.
-- Terrence Malick's new film To The Wonder will be at Toronto in a few weeks. Also on the program are new films by Noah Baumbach, Sally Potter, Marco Bellochio, David O. Russell, Matteo Garrone, and others. Only a small proportion of the complete festival lineup has been made public so far.
-- Adrian Martin and I have now put up the complete contents of issue 2 of LOLA. Among the pieces recently posted are: a lecture delivered a few years ago by Meaghan Morris at the International Women's Film Festival; Justine Grace on cinema at the Venice Biennale; art critic/scholar Edward Colless on the "theory demon"; and two pieces by Adrian -- an essay on the film and media theory of Vilém Flusser, and the letters he exchanged with Cristina Álvarez López about the films they saw at the Rotterdam Film Festival. (Also: At Cine Transit, Cristina and Adrian translate an essay by Nicole Brenez into Spanish and English respectively.)
pic: via Brecht Andersch on Facebook.