Sunday’s been another big night for Ben Affleck and Argo, picking up best director and best film at the BAFTAs. Among other notable winners are Daniel Day-Lewis (best actor, Lincoln) and Emmanuelle Riva (best actress, Amour) and Skyfall, named Outstanding British Film. The Guardian‘s got the full list of winners.
Laurent Kretzschmar has just posted Adrian Martin’s translation of Serge Daney‘s 1980 response to a questionnaire on film criticism.
Sight & Sound has posted a collection of remembrances, appreciations of those who passed away during 2012: Patricio Guzmán on Chris Marker; Jasper Sharp on Kôji Wakamatsu; Michael Atkinson on Theo Angelopoulos; David Thomson on Andrew Sarris; Nick James on cinematographer Harris Savides; Laura Mulvey on Stephen Dwoskin; Gabe Klinger on Eduardo de Gregorio, a “potent force in the outskirts of French cinema,” and Harry Carey Jr.; Tom Charity on Ben Gazzara; Geoffrey Nowell-Smith on film theorist Paul Willemen; Kim Newman on puppet-master Gerry Anderson; Anna Fomicheva on Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk, Gary Thomas on British animator Run Wrake, Brad Stevens on producer Zalman King, Adrian Wootton on programer Peter Walsh, Patrick Fahy on composter Robert B. Sherman; Thirza Wakefield on Celeste Holm; and Andrew Roberts on Harry Fowler.
At Sundance NOW, Michael Atkinson wonders “what on God’s green earth coalesced and aggregated in the reeking swamps of pulpland to produce the Nazi zombie film?”
Transit‘s posted its second big round of essays on teen movies.
In the works. “Ellen Page will make her directing debut on Miss Stevens, and she’s got Anna Faris attached to play the title role,” reports Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr.
Peter Bogdanovich will direct Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Schwartzman, Eugene Levy, Kathryn Hahn, Brie Lawson, and Cybil Shepherd in She’s Funny That Way, Bogdanovich’s first theatrical feature since 2001’s The Cat’s Meow, reports Robert Mitchell in Variety.
Viewing (1’04”). The Playlist has a trailer for Is the Tall Man Happy?, Michel Gondry’s animated conversation with Noam Chomsky.