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    • In anticipation of the Twin Peaks revival set to debut on Showtime in May, GQ spends time with the infamously elusive David Lynch and compiles some awestruck testimonials from his frequent collaborators, including Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan, and Mark Frost.
    • Over at 3:AM magazine, Louis Armand examines the ties that bind three other iconoclastic filmmakers: Jim Jarmusch, Chris Petit, and Wim Wenders.
    • The latest issue of Cinema Scope, which hit stands this week, features articles on new films by James Gray and Feng Xiaogang, the drawings of Sergei Eisenstein, and the “survival horror” of Paul W. S. Anderson.
    • For more in-depth reading, head over to Monoskop Log, which has unearthed a treasure from the vaults: a book that accompanied Chris Marker’s five-channel video installation Silent Movie when it opened at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 1995.
    • Got six million dollars to spare? You might want to snatch up this piece of classic Hollywood heaven: Greta Garbo’s elegantly decorated co-op in midtown Manhattan.
    • Kim Morgan dives into a key film by Garbo rival Marlene Dietrich, Josef von Sternberg’s Blonde Venus, calling it “an exquisite, concentrated reverie of suffering womanhood.”
    • “Part of the brilliance of Almodóvar is how he deals with universal themes,” writes filmmaker Bruce LaBruce in an essay for TIFF, published in conjunction with an upcoming retrospective of the Spanish auteur’s work.
    • Bob Dylan explains how he never got the message that Warren Beatty wanted him to play the lead in Bonnie and Clyde.
    • With cinephiles abuzz over Terrence Malick’s latest film, Song to Song, the Talkhouse explores the director’s career-long fascination with shadows.
    • In another study of on-screen detail, the BFI describes how the tiniest gestures of Douglas Sirk’s characters speak volumes about their relationships.
    • New Yorkers in search of big-screen viewing should head to the Japan Society for a series of effects-laden tokusatsu films. Ed Halter has the scoop on these underseen sci-fi and fantasy gems.
    • For more weekend recommendations, check out Elle’s list of the twenty-five best animated films. Among the highlights are Watership Down and Fantastic Planet, both of which are now available to stream on the Criterion Channel.


  • By Cathy Earnshaw
    March 25, 2017
    01:24 PM

    Hoping, praying we get more animated releases from Criterion-- maybe something like The King and the Mockingbird or a Jiri Trynka boxset?
    • By Moviefan777
      March 27, 2017
      05:29 PM

      I second that motion- Criterion needs to have more animation within its prestige ranks! Please do an Eclipse set/box set of Hungarian treasures, ranging from Vuk (1982) to Habfurdo (1979), as well as a Jiri Trynka box set as these animated masterpieces showcase how art can endure and thrive under state oppression.
  • By Majus
    March 28, 2017
    11:59 PM

    The tokusatsu series sounds like a ready-made Eclipse box. I'd buy that for a dollar!