The Rule of Three February 17, 2018

When did liberals on Twitter start bashing the New York Times on a daily basis? Maybe since Trump got elected?

Because I’m including fewer reviews than I used to, I’m now lowering the threshold for RSS festival updates from four reviews to three. And just in the time for the Berlinale, which continues through the 25th.

My ability to commit to updating film festivals pages, especially for Toronto and the Berlinale, is declining. I’m only interested in keeping track of two Berlinale sections: the competition and Forum (and Out of Competition, since there’s only a small handful of those), so that’s all you’ll see in the index. Additionally, festival pages will still be grouped by section but within that they’ll be alphabetized by the English-language title (or whatever title is used most frequently by the English-language press). In other words, I’m no longer arranging them in the order they screened. It takes a lot more time to figure out the screening sequence than you might think.

Berlinale 2018
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, United States, 6 reviews)

New Releases
Western (Valeska Grisebach, Germany/Bulgaria, 2017, 21 reviews)
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, United States, 2018, 7 reviews)
Loveless (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2017, 22 reviews)
The Party (Sally Potter, United Kingdom, 2017, 13 reviews)
Double Lover (François Ozon, France, 2017, 8 reviews)

Cinema of the Past
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, United States, 1991, 17 reviews)
Life Is a Dream (Raúl Ruiz, Chile, 1987, 3 reviews)
Love Me Tonight (Rouben Mamoulian, United States, 1932, 5 reviews)

New Pages This Week (12)
Be My Star (Valeska Grisebach, Germany, 2001)
Longing (Valeska Grisebach, Germany, 2006)
Locks (Ryan Coogler, United States, 2009)
The Iceman Cometh (John Frankenheimer, United States, 1969)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (John Frankenheimer, United States, 1996)
Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, United Kingdom, 1963)
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, United States, 2018)
Grass (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2018)
The Doll (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, 1919)
Rosita (Ernst Lubitsch, United States, 1923)
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, United States, 2008)
Georgy Girl (Silvio Narizzano, United Kingdom, 1966)

Images: Isle of Dogs, Western, The Silence of the Lambs.

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