COLUMNS, REVIEWS, and INTERVIEWS
- Killer Bs on DVDs: Matt Bradshaw reviews The Blood Rose and Dead Clowns.
- RvBs After Images: Danny Devito in The Van
- Jeffrey M. Anderson's 400 Screens, 400 Blows: The Match Game 2007
- Review: Jeffrey M. Anderson on Belle Toujours.
- Cinematical Indie Seven: Asian Flicks You Might Not Expect to Find on DVD
- Film Clips: Fleshing Out the TIFF Foreign Film Selections
- The Rocchi Review Podcast: Summertime Roundup with Cinematical's Scott Weinberg
- Review: Puzzlehead
- TIFF Madness: Scott Weinberg brings you the Midnight Madness Preview
... and more right after the jump ...
INDIE FILM GRAB BAG
- Just what the world needs ... another frat boy movie.
- Cell phone sex video gets Nigerian actors in trouble.
- Monika Bartyzel on the latest on product placement in indie films.
- First it was Ingmar Bergman's archives, now Michelangelo Antonioni's archives are in trouble ...
- Peter Martin ponders: Hey, what movies are playing in Jerusalem?
- David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises (which we'll be reviewing at Toronto) has a brand-new poster.
- Cinematical has exclusive images from Morgan Freeman's Feast of Love.
- Fox strikes an unusual deal with screenwriters.
- Terence Malick's classic Days of Heaven is set to get a "radical departure" on DVD.
- Peter Martin on real survivors in Japanese cinema.
- Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream gets an international trailer.
- Guys, rejoice. Jessica Biel agrees to appear naked in her new film. Oh, you knew it was just a matter of time.
- Speaking of nudity ... how sexually graphic do you have to be to be too sexually graphic for Norway?
- Jet Li speaks out on Chinese censorship.
- The Spanish screenwriter of a script called Killer Sheep accuses Black Sheep producers of stealing his idea.
- Small Town Saturday Night picks up a slew of new cast members.
- Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion and more line-up to star in Trucker.
- Over in Hong Kong, Asian superstar Andy Lau is on the hunt for talented new directors and actors for four new action flicks.
- Movin' on up ... King of Kong director Seth Gorden is set to direct Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in Four Christmases.
- The Rebirth wins the Grand Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.
- Monika Bartyzel on the trailer for the TIFF film My Kid Could Paint That.
- The Toronto International Film Festival has the TIFF Blogs up-and-running -- check 'em out.
- Lumet, Breillat, and DePalma: The New York Film Festival announces an impressive lineup.
- The San Sebastian Film Fest adds an award for films about women.
- Independent by Nature: Julie Christie to be feted at Aspen Film Fest.
- TIFF Watch: Trailer and MySpace page for James Spooner's White Lies, Black Sheep
- Festival-fave Reprise snags four Norwegian Film Awards.
DVDs, DEALS and DISTRIBUTION
- What do you do when you're a 94-year-old political activist? Run for office, of course. HBO picks up fest doc Run Granny Run to air in time for election madness.
- IFC First Take acquires TIFF film The Last Mistress, by always-interesting director Catherine Breillat.
- Now's your chance to catch some of those great docs you've been hearing about -- DocuWeek kicks off in LA.
- TIFF Watch: Love Comes Lately gets picked up by Fortissimo.
- TIFF Watch: Jonathon Demme's Jimmy Carter: Man of the Plains, which will play Toronto, gets picked up by Sony.
- Anthony Hopkins' Slipstream gets a deal from Strand Releasing.