Hayao Miyazaki's latest, and purportedly last, film is a beautifully animated, heart-wrenching story about a lovestruck aviator, which has already found great success in Japan despite stirring controversy for its pacifist vision.
Agniezska Holland's Burning Bush, which will have its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, has joined the growing list of Best Foreign Language Oscar contenders. The Czech film joins the list along with other recent additions including Norway's I Am Yours (Jeg er din), Hong Kong's The Grandmaster and Iceland's Of Horses and Men.
James Franco's Child of God, adapted from an early Cormac McCarthy novel, is an unflinching look at human depravity that is sure to establish him as a force to be reckoned with behind the camera.
Eight people have been selected to take part in the second annual New York Film Festival Critics Academy. The program, co-organized by Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a workshop for aspiring film writers that takes place during NYFF (September 27 - October 13).
The latest from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab is a stunning portrait of riders (human and caprine alike) on a cable car in the foothills of Nepal, which won multiple new filmmaker awards at Locarno.