The Next Level January 13, 2018

Oh, you think “the period costumes look great, but…”? No, I don’t believe you. I don’t think you actually care about clothes at all.

Lately I’ve started to realize that it’s not healthy to focus your energy all on one interest, which in my case has been film. I want to get out of my comfort zone, so in addition to listening to more music and keeping tabs on smaller film festivals, I’m trying to commit to book-reading every week, something I’ve taken a break from for too long. I’m even attempting to sample the academic journals recommended by Catherine Grant that David Hudson relays on his blog. I’ve been exploring academic writing for only a few days, but so far I’ve found some worthwhile Kubrick essays from Dijana Metlić, Elisa Pezzotta, Graham Allen, all published by Cinergie.

New Releases
Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel, France, 2017, 14 reviews)
The Commuter (Jaume Collet-Serra, United States, 2018, 10 reviews)
Bitter Money (Wang Bing, China, 2016, 4 reviews)

Cinema of the Past
Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba, 1968, 12 reviews)
Chung Kuo – China (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1972, 7 reviews)
The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, United States, 1985, 4 reviews)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, United States, 1943, 9 reviews)

New Pages This Week (12)
Taste of Cement (Ziad Kalthoum, Syria, 2017)
The Virgin’s Bed (Philippe Garrel, France, 1969)
Liberté, la nuit (Philippe Garrel, France, 1984)
She Spent So Many Hours Under the Sunlamps (Philippe Garrel, France, 1985)
Bucking Broadway (John Ford, United States, 1917)
Upstream (John Ford, United States, 1927)
The Brat (John Ford, United States, 1931)
Wrong Again (Leo McCarey, United States, 1929)
Going My Way (Leo McCarey, United States, 1944)
The Bells of St. Mary’s (Leo McCarey, United States, 1945)
Satan Never Sleeps (Leo McCarey, United States, 1962)
A Nest of Gentry (Andrei Konchalovsky, Soviet Union, 1969)

Images: Lover for a Day, Memories of Underdevelopment.

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