February 2015: Order of Merit

1. Windy Day / Hubley & Hubley 1968

February 27th, 2015 more >
for Tribune: Berlinale 2015 – Hopes Rise in the Land of Eternal Spring

In 1954, Guatemala suffered the first CIA-backed coup outside the middle-east, when leftist president Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán was overthrown in favour of Carlos Castillo Armas—first in a string of dictatorial rulers. Given the resulting turmoil and bloodshed in the “Land of Eternal Spring” (launchpad for the USA’s abortive assault on Cuba during the 1961 ‘Bay of Pigs’ fiasco) it’s no surprise that Guatemala failed to develop any film industry.

February 17th, 2015 more >
Berlinale 2015: index-page

links, top 10, etc

February 14th, 2015 more >
Berlinale 2015: Golden Bear odds

favourite: Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups

February 13th, 2015 more >
Rotterdam 2015: index-page

added: links to Sight & Sound report and to Hollywood Reporter reviews NORFOLK and BRIDGEND.

February 5th, 2015 more >