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Film Comment Arrives, Overlook Film Festival, the History of French Noir

On Film / Short Takes — Nov 4, 2016

  • The November/December issue of Film Comment has arrived, and the highlights include Mark Harris on queer representation in contemporary cinema, Violet Lucca on the power of digital VFX software, and Eric Hynes on the forty-year history of the Steadicam.
  • In the online edition of the magazine, Tina Poglajen interviews film editor and Chantal Akerman collaborator Claire Atherton and Farren Smith Nehme writes on this year’s To Save and Project festival at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
  • For Hazlitt, Soraya Roberts explores the legacy of actor-director Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered ten years ago this month.
  • In the Library of America’s latest Moviegoer column, Terrence Rafferty examines Shoot the Piano Player, François Truffaut’s “inspired improvisation on noir themes.”
  • Over at Indiewire, Eric Kohn reports on the Overlook Film Festival, a four-day horror showcase that debuts next April at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, also known as the setting of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.
  • “There aren’t all that many living movie stars who rate the term ‘legendary,’ but Warren Beatty is surely one of those few,” writes Dan Callahan on the occasion of the Museum of the Moving Image’s recent tribute to the Hollywood icon.
  • For Oscilloscope’s Musings blog, Alison Nastasi writes that the figure of the witch in cinema has only recently “been turned on its head and used to examine the implications of its dubious cultural reputation as it relates to the lived experiences of women.”
  • At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Zack Sigel explores the new book Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side, in which coauthor Emilio D’Alessandro chronicles his relationship with the great auteur.
  • Over at the BFI, Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin survey the history of French noir in this new video essay: