GOD HELP THE GIRL SOUNDTRACK
A wonderfully comprehensive record of Stuart Murdoch’s movie musical, which finally opens in the US on September 5th (in theaters, on iTunes, and on Vimeo On Demand).
INTERNATIONAL POSTER TOUR: LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini, 1960)
The Criterion Collection will release La Dolce Vita on blu-ray on October 21st.
THE CRITERION COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 2014 TITLES
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 4 LITTLE WHITE LIES COVERS
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REVIEW: THE CONGRESS (dir. Ari Folman)
Director Ari Folman is obsessed with representing the unrepresentable. His 2008 masterpiece Waltz With Bashir, an Adobe Flash seance of his repressed memories from the Lebanon war, was an urgent attempt to visualise the parts of ourselves that we’ve tried to forget. The Congress, his inelegant but intermittently fascinating new film, trips over itself to visualise what’s left of ourselves after we’ve chosen to forget everything else. A balls out re-imagination of Stanislaw Lem’s 1971 novel ‘The Futurological Congress’, Folman’s film renovates the book’s psychotropic utopian setting from the ground up, transforming Lem’s post-Communist parody into a stoned but joyless defence of self-image in a world where it seems increasingly obsolete.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES: LITTLE WHITE LIES’ FIRST BOOK!
Coming this fall, Little White Lies proudly presents our first book! At the end of every issue of the magazine, we ask a prominent filmmaker the same question: “What do you love about movies?” From that simple prompt have come some of the most passionate, illuminating, honest, and hilarious things we’ve ever had the pleasure to publish. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES is a gorgeous hardcover volume that collects 50 of these responses (most of them previously unpublished) from such luminaries of contemporary cinema as Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Jonze, and dozens more. Each answer is accompanied by a new essay about the responder, as well as one one of the original illustrations that have made our mag famous.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MOVIES is now available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble, and will be popping up elsewhere in the near future.
Clear some room off your coffee table and stay tuned for more info…
ROBIN WILLIAMS ACCEPTS JACK NICHOLSON’S 2002 BCFA AWARD
"Well I don’t usually get this baked when it’s on television… Robin, would you come up and give the funniest acceptance speech I ever gave?"
This is as good as it gets.
HYPER CHARISMA: REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS
It’s never a nice thing to have to switch from present to past tense when discussing the work of a cherished movie actor, but so it goes for Robin Williams who, according to initial police reports, was found dead in his home in California during the early hours of Monday 11 August, 2014.
It’s testament to his enduring talent as a performer that Williams was a man who seldom — if ever — went out of favour in the public eye — he always managed to celestially hover above the films he starred in, regardless of their quality. He embodied a rare case of an actor whose characters were always imbued with a generous quotient of his own persona or, perhaps, the persona of a cackling, motormouthed clown he was to intricately manufacture to act as his exterior face.
UK TRAILER: MAPS TO THE STARS (David Cronenberg, 2014)
"People don’t just enter our lives randomly – we call them."
This time, Robert Pattinson is *driving* the limo. We here at Little White Lies are all kinds of excited for David Cronenberg’s new nightmare (read our Cannes review of the film, which argues that this withering Hollywood satire is “One of Cronenberg’s most subtly strange movies in years.”
Maps to the Stars opens in England on September 26th after its North American bow at TIFF earlier that month.
SILVER SCREEN SOCIETY: SPIRITED AWAY
July was Spirited Away month over at Silver Screen Society, and their talented gang of graphic designers tackled Miyazaki’s masterpiece from some wildly diverse angles.
Check out the SSS site to see the full gallery and get info about the awesome artists responsible.
Credits: Jean-David Minseroux, José Sala, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Barry Blankenship