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The online video essay, a new frontier for film criticism?
Kevin B. Lee at Fandor introduces us to Audiovisualcy, a growing collection of online video essays -a new and increasingly popular platform for film criticism. Right now Audiovisualcy's operates as both a YouTube and Vimeo channel, but it's easy to see how a project like this can grow into something much bigger. The brains behind the idea is Film Studies for Free's Catherine Grant, whose website and twitter feeds have proved to be invaluable resources for film fans and students alike.
Eating up "The King's Speech"
Movie tie-ins can be tacky and shameless, but are they any more ridiculous than a PG-13 version of an R-rated Oscar winning film? You be the judge after you stuff your face full of "The King's Speech" cookies. Stuart Heritage offers his take on the "delicacies" at The Guardian's Film Blog.
Circumstance trailer is up!
The trailer for this year's Sundance Audience Award winner, Maryam Keshavarz's "Circumstance," is finally out. The movie is currently boasting a strong criticWIRE rating of A-
With March Madness out of the way there's not much to look forward to except, of course, Cannes. Who is going to take the top prize? Malick is looking at 10/1 odds, Almodovar has a 16/1 chance, and Miike is too-good-to-pass-up at 66/1.