29 March 2016 Film Round-up

Michael Schulman and Vanity Fair cover Meryl Streep in the April issue…the MoMA celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sundance’s New Frontiers program in April…Whit Stillman’s homage to Jane Austen opens the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival…Almodovar’s women are back in Julieta, which opens in Spain April 8…Canada’s National Film Board announced that it will…

Hable con Ella (Talk to Her) (2002)

I enjoy the way in which Almodóvar can render the unusual as perfectly normal. Sympathetic girl-next-door nuns; long-lost transsexual fathers; mothers raised from the dead; novelists who waver between hysteria and flinty pragmatism – Almodóvar reminds us that we are but one fake-eyelash away from ridiculousness. In a cheerful way, he reminds us that we…

Leonine Films celebrates International Women’s Day!

Not only do female filmmakers, writers, and producers give new perspectives and radical narratives, but they also give voice to the voiceless, turn that gaze around, and push formal innovation. I hope for their increased collective visibility, longevity and global influence! Shout outs to: Sofia Coppola, who makes the most of stillness Sally Potter, for…