Partycrashers IX: Vila do Conde, Portugal

a spirited discussion-defence of “short” films, running a short-ish 47 minutes.

July 28th, 2016 more >
#Venice73: Golden Lion odds

favourite: Konchalovsky

July 28th, 2016 more >
for Tribune: Québec, Mon Amour

I’d called in for two nights in Montréal on my way to New York, and been impressed by the laid-back, bohemian-tinged sophistications of an historic city whose “bigness and rawness and brawniness” so impressed Jan Morris, whose Anglophone exports include Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson, William Shatner and Arcade Fire—and which been the home of Canada’s National Film Board since 1956.

July 25th, 2016 more >

Vila do Conde ratings added

July 25th, 2016 more >
for Tribune: a report from the 2nd Nitrate Picture Show, Rochester NY

Cellulose nitrate contains oxygen, which means that once it starts burning it goes up like billy-o, and thus requires all manner of precautions in the projection-booth and archival store-room alike.

July 13th, 2016 more >