Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On J. Hoberman

My piece on my experience of reading and translating J. Hoberman’s work is now available on Fandor (click here).

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Roger Ebert's Far-Flung Correspondents

I'm happy to announce that today I became one of Roger Ebert's Far-Flung Correspondents, thanks to a kind introduction by my former Fandor editor, Kevin B. Lee (the author, among other things, of the recent YouTube smash-hit video-essay "The Spielberg Face").

My first piece for Ebert's site is available here, and it's on Jerzy Skolimowski's terrific Deep End (1970).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"A Separation" wins "Kino" 2011 Poll

I’m happy to report that the wonderful A Separation (2011) has been chosen as the best movie shown on Polish screens in 2011 by “Kino”, the oldest Polish film monthly. I had the pleasure of submitting a ballot, as well, and I keep my fingers crossed for the further successes of Asghar Farhadi’s terrific movie.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

3 Q&A's with American Filmmakers

Thanks to my friend, the photographer and artist Joanna Konik, some of the Q&A’s I did for the American Film Festival in Wrocław are now available on-line. Here is a bunch of them:

I talk to Michael Di Jiacomo, director of Somewhere Tonight here.

I talk to Jaffe Zinn, the director of Magic Valley here.

I talk to Clay Jeter, the director of Jess + Moss, and to his star Sarah Hagan, here.