Sunday links

21st May 2017

This week's selection of links to articles and one video that have attracted my eye and ear, with my thanks to those who pointed me towards them. And just for a change, let's ignore the idiocies of the public world more

Sunday links

14th May 2017

A selection of links to interesting stuff from the past week, with the usual implied virtual thanks to those who alerted me to many of them. • Who will be left?: among the many good points that Tom Crewe makes more

The quiet cinematography of Ozu

4th May 2016

Andrew Saladino's video essay about the cinematography in Yasujiro Ozu's Floating Weeds, 1959, isn't the most innovative or the most profound or the most theoretically rigorous analysis of this kind. But it is beautifully assembled, is genuinely informative more

Links for the weekend

5th May 2013

Yesterday at BFI Southbank I saw a fine (although a touch short of immaculate) 35mm print of John Schlesinger's 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd. Marred by inconsistency in its central performances, this is nonetheless a magnificent film in many more

Links for the weekend

10th March 2013

Let's start with the first trailer, released this week, for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (a still from which is above). Might he just have pulled off something truly special? For further background on the film, which opens in more

Sex, Ozu and ‘Noriko Smiling’

11th April 2012

The past couple of months have seen the appearance of two comparatively slender – and in some ways, strikingly similar - volumes of belle-lettrist writing about cinema. Each is written by a figure with a literary reputation and each tackles more