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Latest Changes

03-12-11: Added Journal entry, Rendez-vous-with French Cinema:

Deep in the Woods (Benoît Jacquot),
Mozart's Sister (René Féret),
The Long Falling (Martin Provost),
The Big Picture (Eric Lartigau),
From One Film to Another (Claude Lelouch).

10/16 - 10/17/10: Added Journal entry, New York Film Festival Notes:

The Strange Case of Anglica (Manoel de Oliveira),
Acto da Primavera (Manoel de Oliveira),
Le Quattro volte (Michelangelo Frammartino),
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul),
Poetry (Lee Chang-dong).

09-10-10: Added Journal entry: Suspended Lives, Revenant Images. On Harun Farocki's Film Respite by Sylvie Lindeperg.
07-21-10: Added Journal entry: Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Contemporary Film Directors) by Darlene J. Sadlier.
06-27-10: Added Journal entry, Short Notes from The Calm After the Storm: Making Sense of Lebanon's Civil War:

Ready To Wear Imm Ali (Dima El-Horr),
Falling from Earth (Chadi Zeneddine),
All Is Well at the Border (Akram Zaatari),
Red Chewing Gum (Akram Zaatari),
Crazy for You (Akram Zaatari),
Our Imprudent Wars (Randa Chahal Sabag),
Souha Randa (Randa Chahal Sabag).

04/05 - 04/17/10: Added Journal entries from New Directors/New Films and ND/NF Classics:

Last Train Home (Lixin Fan),
I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino),
Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos),
Sound and Fury (Jean-Claude Brisseau),
Victor... Before It's Too Late (Sandrine Veysett).

02/22 - 03/07/10: Added Journal entries from Film Comment Selects:

Morphia (Aleksei Balabanov),
Air Doll (Hirokasu Kore-eda),
Land of Madness (Luc Moullet),
Kinatay (Brillante Mendoza),
Persecution (Patrice Chéreau),
Applause (Martin Zandvliet),
Perfect Life (Emily Tang),
Nucingen House (Raoul Ruiz),
Accident (Soi Cheang).

02-15-10: Added Journal entry: Forest of Pressure: Ogawa Shinsuke and Postwar Japanese Documentary by Abé Mark Nornes.
01-18-10: Added Journal entry: Alain Resnais (French Film Directors) by Emma Wilson.
12-28-09: Added Journal entry: Marguerite Duras (French Film Directors) by Renate Günther.
12/14 - 12/16/09: Added Journal entries from Spanish Cinema Now:

Los Condenados (Isaki Lacuesta),
Torero (Carlos Velo),
Almadrabas (Carlos Velo and Fernando G. Mantilla),
Moroccan Romance (Carlos Velo and Enrique Domínguez Rodiño).

11-25-09: Added Notes: Teen Kanya (Satyajit Ray).
11-21-09: Added Journal entry: The Overcoat (Alberto Lattuada).
11-15-09: Added Notes: Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso).
09/30 - 10/18/09: Added Journal entries from New York Film Festival:

Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodóvar),
Bluebeard (Catherine Breillat),
White Material (Claire Denis),
Mother (Bong Joon-ho),
36 Views of Saint-Loup Peak (Jacques Rivette),
Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz),
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke),
Everyone Else (Maren Ade),
Min Yè (Soulaymane Cissé),
Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa),
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea),
Sweet Rush (Andzej Wajda),
Independencia (Raya Martin),
Ghost Town (Zhao Dayong),
Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu),
Vincere (Marco Bellocchio),
Kanikosen (Sabu),
Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl (Manoel de Oliveira),
Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor),
Les Herbes folles (Alain Resnais).

09-23-09: Added Notes: Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Mikio Naruse).
08-23-09: Added Notes: Paria (Nicolas Klotz).
08-16-09: Added Notes: La Vie moderne (Raymond Depardon).
08-02-09: Added Notes: On the Passage of a Few Persons Through a Rather Brief Unity of Time (Guy Debord).
07-14-09: Added Notes: Racines (Richard Copans).
06-28-09: Added Journal entry: Cinema of the Other Europe: The Industry and Artistry of East Central European Film by Dina Iordanova.
06/05 - 06/11/09: Added Journal entries from Open Roads: New Italian Cinema:

Brave Men (Edoardo Winspeare),
Animated Passions: The Films of Urusula Ferrara (Ursula Ferrara),
The Sicilian Girl (Marco Amenta),
I Am Alive (Dino and Filippo Gentili).

06-04-09: Added Notes: Death on a Full Moon Day (Prasanna Vithanage).
05-20-09: Added Journal entry: Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
05/05 - 05/07/09: Added Journal entries from Forbidden Catalan Cinema Under Franco:

Lock-Out (Antoni Padrós),
Sexperiencias (José María Nunes),
Field for Men (Helena Lumbreras and Marià Lisa),
Long Journey to the Rage (Llorenç Soler),
52 Sundays (Llorenç Soler),
Happy Parallel (Enric Ripoli i Freixes and Josep Maria Ramon).


• End of the Year Favorites: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001.
Pillow List - 2006.
Cinemarati 100 Canon.

Film Related Reading Notes (in alphabetical order)

Abbas Kiarostami (Contemporary Film Directors) by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Alain Resnais by James Monaco.
Alain Resnais (French Film Directors) by Emma Wilson.
The Anarchy of the Imagination: Interviews, Essays, and Notes by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Chasing the Truth: The Films of Mrinal Sen by John. W. Hood.
Childhood Days, A Memoir by Satyajit Ray.
Cinema Interval by Trinh T. Minh-ha.
Claire Denis (Contemporary Film Directors) by Judith Mayne.
BFI Modern Classics: A City of Sadness by Bérénice Reynaud.
Chris Marker: Memories of the Future by Catherine Lupton.
Cinema of the Other Europe: The Industry and Artistry of East Central European Film by Dina Iordanova.
Close Up - Iranian Cinema: Past, Present and Future by Hamid Dabashi.
DEFA East German Cinema, 1946-1992 edited by Seán Allan and John Sandford.
Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema by Pavle Levi.
Double Vision: My Life in Film by Andrzej Wajda.
Editions Dis Voir: Bruno Dumont by Sébastien Ors, Philippe Tancelin, and Valérie Jouve.
Editions Dis Voir: Tsai Ming Liang by Olivier Joyard, Jean-Pierre Rehm, and Danièle Revière.
Editions Dis Voir: Wong Kar Wai by Jean-Marc Lalanne, David Martinez, Ackbar Abbas, and Jimmy Ngai.
Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema by David Desser
The Essential Mystery: The Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema by John W. Hood.
The Films of Oshima Nagisa: Images of a Japanese Iconoclast by Maureen Turim.
The Films of Theo Angelopoulos: A Cinema of Contemplation by Andrew Horton.
Film: The Front Line - 1983 by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Harun Farocki: Working on the Sight-Lines edited by Thomas Elsaesser.
Forest of Pressure: Ogawa Shinsuke and Postwar Japanese Documentary by Abé Mark Nornes.
Indecent Exposures: Buñuel, Saura, Erice and Almodóvar by Gwynne Edwards.
Japanese Film Directors by Audie Bock.
Marguerite Duras (French Film Directors) by Renate Günther
The Last Modernist: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos edited by Andrew Horton.
Manoel de Oliveira (Contemporary Film Directors) by Randal Johnson.
My Only Great Passion: The Life and Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer by Jean Drum and Dale D. Drum.
My Years With Apu, A Memoir by Satyajit Ray.
Nelson Pereira dos Santos (Contemporary Film Directors) by Darlene J. Sadlier.
Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.
Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman's Hyperrealist Everyday by Ivone Margulies.
Our Films, Their Films by Satyajit Ray.
Ozu by Donald Richie.
Patterns of Time: Mizoguchi and the 1930s by Donald Kirihara.
Poetics of Cinema 2 by Raúl Ruiz.
Questions of Third Cinema edited by Jim Pines and Willemen.
Radical Juxtaposition: The Films of Yvonne Rainer by Shelley Green.
Refiguring Spain: Cinema/Media/Representation edited by Marsha Kinder.
Reframing Japanese Cinema: Authorship, Genre, History edited by Arthur Nolletti Jr. and David Desser.
Rows and Rows of Fences - Ritwik Ghatak on Cinema by Ritwik Ghatak.
Russian Critics on the Cinema of Glasnost edited by Michael Brashinsky and Andrew Horton.
Shohei Imamura (Cinematheque Ontario Monographs, No. 1) edited by James Quandt.
Speaking the Language of Desire: The Films of Carl Dreyer by Raymond Carney.
Split Screen: Belgian Cinema and Cultural Identity by Philip Mosley.

Other Articles

History Repeating (AFI Fest Daily News, October 31, 2009).
Where are the Snows of Yesteryear? Hong Sang-soo Searches for Lost Time in Woman is the Future of Man (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 33).
A Divine Tragedy: Kim Ki-duk Searches for Redemption in The Samaritan Girl (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 32).
Theo Angelopoulos (Senses of Cinema, Great Directors series).
A City of Sadness (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 26).
An Actor's Revenge (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 25).
Mass-Produced Alienation: Disposable Lives in Made in Hong Kong (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 24).
Life of Oharu (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 22).
Carl Theodor Dreyer (Sense of Cinema, Great Directors series).
The Naked Truth, Demystifying the Void of Intimacy (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 19).
Nostalghia (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 15).
Blue (Senses of Cinema, The Cinema of Wong Kar-wai - A 'Writing Game', Issue No. 13).
Unsentimental Journey: A Glimpse into the Cinema of Mikio Naruse (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 12).
Music of a Frozen Heart: Love and Disharmony in Un Coeur en Hiver (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 10).
Through the Olive Trees: Life as Life (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 9).
The Exterminating Angel (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 8).
Tierra: The Exterminator, Angel (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 8).
Death in France: Liebestod and The Green Room (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 6).
Solaris: Exploring the Frontier of the Subconscious (Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 4).