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Joshua Reviews Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 [Blu-ray Review]

In those circles traveled by fans and collectors of anything home video, few things are more hallowed than The Criterion Collection’s first volume of their World Cinema Project DVD/Blu-ray series. One of the company’s most lauded and adored releases in recent memory, Volume 1 of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project included six new restorations of six legendary films spanning the history of world cinema. From a foundational work in African cinema to a tale of sexual obsession that changed the history of Korean filmmaking, the first in this series has become one of the most important and exciting releases in recent Criterion Collection memory.

And finally, they’re back for a second round.

Again bringing to light six superlative films from across the world, “No. 2” as it’s billed on their website features a treasure trove of world cinema that in many ways rivals if not exceeds its predecessor.
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Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2

After four years Martin Scorsese is back with another six filmic gems from all corners of the Earth. Love struggles in the slums of Thailand and the economic boom town of Taipei; underdog heroes undertake troubled missions in Turkey and Kazakhstan, a Malay storyteller plays cinematic games with basic narrative, and a vintage Brazilian art film is pure visual poetry. They’ve all been rescued by the World Cinema Project.

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2

Blu-ray + DVD

The Criterion Collection 873-879

1931 – 2000 / Color + B&W / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 124.95

Directed by Lino Brocka, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Ermek Shinarbaev, Mário Peixoto, Lütfi Ö. Akad, Edward Yang

I readily confess that in my patchy history of film festival attendance, I gravitated not toward the really obscure foreign films, unless they promise to be as entertaining as things I’m more familiar with. Based on the results, one of
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Long Story Long: An Introduction to Lav Diaz's "Free Cinema"

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Mubi is proud to present the first-ever online retrospective of renowned Filipino auteur Lav Diaz. To give audiences the proper time to spend immersed in Diaz’s cinema, Mubi will debut one film each month during the retrospective.Illustration by Leah BravoFilmmaker Lavrente Indico Diaz, named after Soviet statesman Lavrentiy Beria (1899-1953), was born on December 30th 1958 in the municipality of Datu Paglas, province of Maguindanao, Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines. The son of a fervently Catholic woman from the Visayas (Central Philippines) and a Socialist intellectual from Ilocos (Northern Philippines) who, firmly believing that education is the key to improve Man's condition, devoted their lives to schooling peasants in the poorest, remotest Maguindanao villages, Diaz has always had an utilitarian conception of culture and, by extension, of all forms of artistic expression. To Diaz, art should not be an end to itself, a purely formalist exercise, but—to paraphrase a
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[Review] Insiang

If, within art cinema, there comes the instant gravitation to less the film than the name — the all-powerful auteur that supposedly doesn’t have to bow down to corporate masters — then even with a film as immediately striking as 1976’s Insiang, we begin with its author, Lino Brocka. Even in a life cut tragically short, he left enough of a mark to still be considered the Philippines’ greatest filmmaker, amongst his laurels being the nation’s first director to play in competition at Cannes. A particular association made with him was an outspoken criticism of the Philippines’ dictator-in-chief, Ferdinand Marcos.

But carrying that expectation over to Insiang, even without one mention of Marcos’ name throughout the film, the presence of both a fundamentally rotten authority and people left to fend for themselves in poverty leans a viewer, even the uninformed, towards assuming a greater institutional critique. Yet to quickly sum
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Daily | Goings On | Brocka, Curtis, Godard

A new restoration of Lino Brocka’s Insiang (1976) begins its weeklong run at MoMA today. More goings on: A Mathieu Amalric retrospective and screenings of Jenni Olson's The Royal Road, Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd and Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in New York, Adam Curtis Weekend in Berlin, an Alejandro Jodorowsky retrospective in Bordeaux and, in São Paulo, a Jean-Luc Godard retrospective aims to screen the entire filmography, 125 works in all, including features, shorts, commercials and trailers. Through November 30. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Goings On | Brocka, Curtis, Godard

A new restoration of Lino Brocka’s Insiang (1976) begins its weeklong run at MoMA today. More goings on: A Mathieu Amalric retrospective and screenings of Jenni Olson's The Royal Road, Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd and Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in New York, Adam Curtis Weekend in Berlin, an Alejandro Jodorowsky retrospective in Bordeaux and, in São Paulo, a Jean-Luc Godard retrospective aims to screen the entire filmography, 125 works in all, including features, shorts, commercials and trailers. Through November 30. » - David Hudson
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Nyff 2015 announces new additions to their lineup

Since its beginning in 1963, the New York Film Festival has grown into one of the more anticipated stops for film fans on the festival circuit, with the 2014 incarnation of the festival alone seeing Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl make their world premiere at the event. As the festival’s importance has grown, the lineup presented has also piqued the interest of film fans. With the 2015 event set to run from September 25th to October 11th, a second wave of the lineup has now been announced to go with the previous Main Slate announcement.

The festival had previously announced that Robert ZemeckisThe Walk would be the opening night film, making its World Premiere at the event, and the Don Cheadle film Miles Ahead would be the closing night feature, also making its World Premiere. The following films, with their official synopses, will also be playing at the event.
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Cannes Classics line-up revealed; Costa-Gavras guest of honour

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Cannes Classics line-up revealed; Costa-Gavras guest of honour
Section to also include celebrations of Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles as well as screenings of The Terminator and Jurassic Park 3D.

Costa-Gavras has been named guest of honour at this year’s Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).

The Greek-French film director and producer won the Palme d’or with Missing in 1982, was member of the jury in 1976 that crowned Taxi Driver and picked up the award for best director with Section spéciale in 1975.

The filmmaker will be present for a screening of Z, which won the jury prize in 1969, and has had the original negative scanned in 4k and restored frame by frame in 2K, supervised by Costa-Gavras.

Orson Welles

Marking 100 years since the birth of Orson Welles, Cannes will screen restorations of films from the legendary Us actor, director, writer and producer, who died in 1985.

The titles include his staggering debut Citizen Kane (1941), which has received a 4k restoration completed
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Daily | Cannes Classics 2015 Lineup

The Cannes Classics 2015 lineup this year features Costa-Gavras, tributes to Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, plus Manoel de Oliveira's Visita ou Memórias e Confissões, Kent Jones's new documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, and restorations of Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers, Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl, Lino Brocka's Insiang, Fernando Solanas's Sur, Kenji Mizoguchi's The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, Kinji Fukasaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity, Miklós Jancsó's The Round-Up, King Hu's A Touch of Zen, Marcel Pagnol's Marius and more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Cannes Classics 2015 Lineup

The Cannes Classics 2015 lineup this year features Costa-Gavras, tributes to Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles, plus Manoel de Oliveira's Visita ou Memórias e Confissões, Kent Jones's new documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, and restorations of Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers, Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl, Lino Brocka's Insiang, Fernando Solanas's Sur, Kenji Mizoguchi's The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, Kinji Fukasaku's Battles without Honor and Humanity, Miklós Jancsó's The Round-Up, King Hu's A Touch of Zen, Marcel Pagnol's Marius and more. » - David Hudson
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tMF Perspectives: Brilliante Mendoza's Kinatay & The Current State of Philippine Cinema (Part 1)

Cannes Prix de la mise en scène winner Brilliante Mendoza is, arguably, today's most acclaimed Filipino director. I'm not a fan, but I already started to watch his movies. In some ways, he is like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Mike de Leon in how he portray the lives and struggles of Filipinos, but others will certainly disagree with the comparison.While two of these filmmakers- Brocka and de Leon also went to Cannes to compete, it was Mendoza's Kinatay who got to receive an award - and a major one at that. - - -

- - - When it was announced that Brilliante (his name means brilliant in English) has won the Best Director, I felt a mixture of pride and despair - pride because it was a major recognition for a filmmaker coming from a third world country and despair because the three filmmakers I mentioned above
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Perspectives: Brilliante Mendoza's Kinatay & The Current State of Philippine Cinema (Part 1)

Cannes Prix de la mise en scène winner Brilliante Mendoza is, arguably, today's most acclaimed Filipino director. I'm not a fan, but I already started to watch his movies. In some ways, he is like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Mike de Leon in how he portray the lives and struggles of Filipinos, but others will certainly disagree with the comparison.While two of these filmmakers- Brocka and de Leon also went to Cannes to compete, it was Mendoza's Kinatay who got to receive an award - and a major one at that. - - -

- - - When it was announced that Brilliante (his name means brilliant in English) has won the Best Director, I felt a mixture of pride and despair - pride because it was a major recognition for a filmmaker coming from a third world country and despair because the three filmmakers I mentioned above
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Perspectives: Brilliante Mendoza's Kinatay & The Current State of Philippine Cinema (Part 1)

Cannes Prix de la mise en scène winner Brilliante Mendoza is, arguably, today's most acclaimed Filipino director. I'm not a fan, but I already started to watch his movies. In some ways, he is like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Mike de Leon in how he portray the lives and struggles of Filipinos, but others will certainly disagree with the comparison.While two of these filmmakers- Brocka and de Leon also went to Cannes to compete, it was Mendoza's Kinatay who got to receive an award - and a major one at that. - - -

- - - When it was announced that Brilliante (his name means brilliant in English) has won the Best Director, I felt a mixture of pride and despair - pride because it was a major recognition for a filmmaker coming from a third world country and despair because the three filmmakers I mentioned above
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Perspectives: Brilliante Mendoza's Kinatay & The Current State of Philippine Cinema (Part 1)

Cannes Prix de la mise en scène winner Brilliante Mendoza is, arguably, today's most acclaimed Filipino director. I'm not a fan, but I already started to watch his movies. In some ways, he is like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Mike de Leon in how he portray the lives and struggles of Filipinos, but others will certainly disagree with the comparison.While two of these filmmakers- Brocka and de Leon also went to Cannes to compete, it was Mendoza's Kinatay who got to receive an award - and a major one at that. - - -

- - - When it was announced that Brilliante (his name means brilliant in English) has won the Best Director, I felt a mixture of pride and despair - pride because it was a major recognition for a filmmaker coming from a third world country and despair because the three filmmakers I mentioned above
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Perspectives: Brilliante Mendoza's Kinatay & The Current State of Philippine Cinema (Part 1)

Cannes Prix de la mise en scène winner Brilliante Mendoza is, arguably, today's most acclaimed Filipino director. I'm not a fan, but I already started to watch his movies. In some ways, he is like Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal and Mike de Leon in how he portray the lives and struggles of Filipinos, but others will certainly disagree with the comparison.While two of these filmmakers- Brocka and de Leon also went to Cannes to compete, it was Mendoza's Kinatay who got to receive an award - and a major one at that. - - -

- - - When it was announced that Brilliante (his name means brilliant in English) has won the Best Director, I felt a mixture of pride and despair - pride because it was a major recognition for a filmmaker coming from a third world country and despair because the three filmmakers I mentioned above
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

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