Weathering With You Movie Review: Makoto Shinkai’s New Anime

The animated Tokyo of Weathering With You is caught in the grip of a seemingly endless downpour. Rain sheets down on the waterlogged city with a dreary consistency, transforming its sidewalks into seas of puddles, and obscuring its citizens under slow-moving streams of umbrellas. On the news, the unrelenting precipitation gets described first as unseasonable, [...]

‘Beanpole’ Director Kantemir Balagov: A Q&A

Kantemir Balagov explains the origins of his Russian historical drama, the best international film not nominated for an Oscar this year. In a couple of quick years, Balagov has become one of the great young hopes of international cinema — a director who can tell complex, resonant stories and who has the stylistic dexterity of [...]

The Whistlers (2019) – IMDb

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. — Read on m.imdb.com/title/tt7921248/

‘The Cinema’ by Virginia Woolf, from The Nation and Athanaeum – The British Library

Virginia Woolf composed this essay on the cinema after watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the 1920 German expressionist film. Published in the 3 July 1926 issue of The Nation and Athenaeum, ‘The Cinema’ captures both Woolf’s fascination with and apprehension towards film, an art form which was still in its infancy. ‘Film’ in 1926 [...]