❉ Let’s just get it right out there in the open: ‘The Tree of Life’ is easily one of the best movies ever made, certainly one of the most ambitious, and most definitely like nothing else out there.
❉ Emerging onto Blu Ray for the very first time David Weisman and John Palmer’s Ciao! Manhattan is an odd, fragmentary, fitfully impressive patchwork quilt of a movie.
❉ Andrew Nette’s excellent monograph of Norman Jewison’s film is “one of the best examples of critical writing I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying”.
❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.
❉ The remarkable, untold story of Leon Vitali, Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man is told in Filmworker, set to arrive in UK cinemas on 18 May 2018.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week, the ‘Mayor’ of Scarfolk. For more information, please re-read.
❉ We’re asking, they’re answering. This week: Electronic rock artist Jenn Vix on her cult fave raves and her life and career so far.
❉ After-Image looks at single images and the emotional and narrative weight they carry. This week: Space, the final frontier of fear.
❉ Nick Clement presents his assessments of cinematic gems and cult oddities.
❉ Andy Murray looks back on the career of the cult writer.