La Chinoise, Le Gai Savoir, Personal Shopper and Two by John Sturges: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Picks

Jean-Pierre Léaud in La Chinoise

“How has La Chinoise aged?” asks Amy Taubin in her liner notes to the new Blu-ray edition of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1967 provocation. Elsewhere in the disc’s accompanying booklet Richard Hell examines how he has shifted positions from seeing La Chinoise…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2017

Four Years of Access to Whale Hunts: Director Mike Day on The Islands and the Whales

The Islands and the Whales

The Islands and the Whales, which recently had its North American theatrical premiere at IFC Center and broadcast premiere on POV, is one of the most innovative documentaries on marine conservation I’ve seen in years. Director Mike Day is carving…  Read more

By Oct 19, 2017

Our Indie Problem: Financiers and Sexual Harassment

George Rush on the set of Don’t Leave Home

I have felt disgusted these last ten days reading the news about Harvey Weinstein as well as the angry and heartfelt outpouring from so many on social media. But like most of my colleagues in independent film, I’ve considered myself…  Read more

By Oct 18, 2017

Color, Crews and Shooting Digitally: Ed Lachman and Vittorio Storaro at NYFF 2017

Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman

One of the highlights of the 55th New York Film Festival was the Master Class with Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman. Hosted by Kent Jones, the 90-minute presentation covered a wide range of subjects and also included key clips from…  Read more

By Oct 13, 2017

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