Before I departed for France, I had the wonderful opportunity to cover the 2nd Annual TCM Classic Film Festival for Reverse Shot. The highlight of the weekend, aside from seeing the rare British propaganda film Went the Day Well?, had to be the pristine 4k projection of epic films like The Outlaw Josey Whales, Spartacus, and Taxi Driver at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The future of film spectatorship is bright.
In more exciting news, I’m pleased to announce I’ll be joining the team at Reverse Shot, one of America’s finest film journals created and run by Criterion Collection scribe Michael Koresky. My first piece is a review of Miguel Arteta’s hilarious and weighty comedy Cedar Rapids, the first solid film of 2011.