Things are going absolutely crazy around here, and I know I haven’t posted much from the movie world lately, but there’s much on the way. First, many thanks to Now Voyaging: Journeys Through Life and Classic Film for nominating me for a Liebster Award! I look forward to participating in that process soon.
Second, here are a few upcoming items to look for in the near (and far) future:
July 7 will be a day to celebrate for all film noir fans! It marks the Criterion Collection Blu-ray release of two versions of The Killers, films based the Hemingway short story. I saw the 1946 Robert Siodmak classic a couple of years ago, but it’s been years (decades, really) since I’ve watched the 1964 Don Siegel version. (In fact, July looks like a banner month for Criterion new releases.)
I know it’s been a long time coming, but I plan to wrap up my report on the Annapolis Film Festival soon. Since so much time has passed, most of the post will consist of capsule reviews, but I hope they’ll be enough for you to want to seek out several of these films.
I also plan on doing a “As Many Hitchcock Films As I Can Get My Hands On” project soon. I just ordered a box set of early Hitchcock DVDs (Many thanks to Movies Silently for the recommendation!). This will be a looooooooong project, but since I love Hitchcock, this won’t exactly be a chore.
I have read, am reading, and plan to read several books on film. Speaking of Hitchcock, I just finished Stephen Rebello’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (1990) and am halfway finished with Eddie Muller’s Gun Crazy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema (2014). After that, I’m eager to start In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City (2011) by Imogen Sara Smith.