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Film Criticism

The Fall 2005 issue

A quick roundup before SXSW takes off. First up, the big one, a new issue of Cineaste, featuring, among the reviews and articles, the symposium “Film Criticism: The Next Generation” with Simon Abrams, Adam Cook, Leo Goldsmith, Calum Marsh, Boris Nelepo, and Vadim Rizov. Related listening (57’45”): Scott Foundas, Katey Rich, Joshua Rothkopf, and Matt Singer have also recently discussed the current state of film criticism.

“What exactly do you, who do cinema, do?” Gilles Deleuze in 1987.

Grant Maierhofer follows up on the first part of his consideration of Stanley Kubrick at delphian, inc. with an even more robust second part at DC’s. Related: Hampus Hagman‘s piece for Film International, “The Shining 2.0 or: How New Media Changed Film Analysis.”

The brilliant title of Moira Weigel‘s essay for n+1 on Michael Haneke: “Sadomodernism.”

As Richard Linklater‘s Dazed and Confused turns 20, Esquire runs a collection of reflections from its contributing writers as well as a another from Stephen Marche.

Sight & Sound‘s posted two fresh takes on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. As the magazine tweets it: “Kevin B. Lee sees bloodlust” and “Indigo Bates sees Voltaire.”

“Suddenly, this month, I couldn’t get away from Surrealism.” Michael Atkinson at Sundance NOW. Also, Nick Pinkerton: “As long as I can recall, I have been drawn toward movies that flatter and reconfirm an ingrained bias towards romantic failure, rather than Happily Ever After.”

In other news. Tribeca’s presented the second half of its lineup: 21 narratives and 12 documentaries in the Spotlight section; Storyscapes, focusing on interactive storytelling; seven Midnight features; and six Special Screenings.

Hot Docs has announced 28 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, and Indiewire‘s Peter Knegt‘s got the titles and descriptions. The 2013 edition happens from April 25 through May 5 in Toronto.

Beth Hanna‘s got the lineup for Full Frame 2013 (April 4 through 7) at Thompson on Hollywood.

In the works.Mad Men star Christina Hendricks will topline Campbell Scott’s bigscreen version of Joan Didion’s A Book of Common Prayer,” reports Variety‘s Dave McNary.

Viewing. Filmmaker‘s Scott Macaulay posts an episode of Rambling On in which Craig Zobel (Compliance), Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), Alex Karpovsky (Red Flag) and Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) talk auteurism (5’41”).

The Playlist‘s got a teaser for Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (0’56”), another for a “mystery project” directed by James Gray and featuring Ewan McGregor and Vinessa Shaw (0’56”), and a new clip from Danny Boyle’s Trance (1’58”).

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