The Long Week Closes: Longform February 4, 2017

This is as good a week as any to recommend one of my favorite podcasts, Longform. In case you aren’t familiar with it (though there’s a good chance you are), it’s a podcast where one of the three hosts interview someone who works in the media, whether they’re a journalist, editor, writer, critic or podcaster. Two of the guests that may be of most interest to cinephiles are Karina Longworth and Wesley Morris. Their most recent guest is Ezra Edelman, which is also the first time they’ve interviewed a filmmaker. Each of the three co-hosts are super-smart, funny, thoughtful guys.

The Berlinale begins next week and I don’t know what to expect. I covered Sundance probably less this year than last year. I have no idea if the same will happen with Berlin. In any case, here’s this week’s rundown. The Tsui Hark film only has one review for now, but additional reviews are inevitable. And Paris 05:59 was a new release last week, not this week.

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Call Me by Your Name (Guadagnino)

Sundance 2017
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name (Italy/France/Brazil/United States)
Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick (United States)
Kogonada’s Columbus (United States)
Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto (Australia)

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I Am Not Your Negro (Peck)

New Releases
Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro (United States)
Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure (Poland)
Tim Sutton’s Dark Night (United States)
Jacques Martineau & Olivier Ducastel’s Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (France)
Tsui Hark’s Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (China)

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Anatahan (von Sternberg)

Cinema of the Past
Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan (Japan • 1953)
David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (United States • 1980)
Jean-Pierre Melville’s Léon Morin, Priest (France • 1961)
Julien Duvivier’s Panique (France • 1947)

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