Friday, October 16, 2015
News and Notes: October 2015
Too early to think about Oscar? Not for European countries who must decide which films to enter. Belgium has chosen The Brand New Testament starring Catherine Deneuve, and it looks wild and wacky!
Speaking of Oscar submissions, France has decided on Mustang, a coming of age tale set on the Turkish coast. The film will have a theatrical run at select American theaters next month.
The BFI has posted a list of 10 Great Foreign Language Films of the Decade So Far. As is always the case with these sort of lists there are some questionable choices, but in general I agree with it. Which makes it a good list right?
Star Trek isn't dead, Jim. It lives on as a web series, not produced in Hollywood but an abandoned Dollar Store in New York state. If you're not wearing a red shirt, beam on over here and explore this strange new world.
Attention Marceline. When your hand gets better you can cross stitch your own Cumberbatch!
The Savages struck a vibrant chord with me when it was first released 10 years ago. It’s all about a pair of 40-ish siblings...
Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort offers a distinctly French take on the Great American Musical. The film has delighte...
Chilaquiles is sort of like Mexican lasagna, but with tortillas instead of noodles. Here’s my very simple version, which uses mainl...
Celebrated at Cannes, banned in Boise and breathlessly hyped in the rest of civilization, Blue is the Warmest Color is ultimatel...