15 April 2010

Announcement: The July Criterion Releases!

From the Collection's homepage:
In July, Criterion is dealing in pairs. First, a double feature from Ozu, whose moving early films The Only Son and There Was a Father are coming to home video for the first time. Then, a matched set from cinema’s preeminent twosome, Powell and Pressburger: the Technicolor dazzlers Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes, in Blu-ray and DVD editions. Add the breathtaking French drama The Secret of the Grain and the Eclipse series Presenting Sacha Guitry, and you’ve got quite a summer bounty.
Plus, check out this incisive, if brief, essay by Eric Kohn on the viewing experience of the more immediately upcoming Criterion release, Summer Hours.

09 April 2010

Announcement: The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film Honors Kore•eda Hirokazu

So, this news is kind of old news but it's nevertheless fun news: The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, a film group based here in Boston like I am - at least for the time being - also chose to honor director Kore•eda Hirokazu as the Best Director of the Year in Film 2009 like I did. It's wonderful that this director and his stunning film are getting superlative recognition beyond the limits of this tiny tab in the universe, this my blog, A Year in Film. Congratulations, Mr. Kore•eda; exceptional work!