The Hong Kong Film Awards, the Tribeca Film Fest, the first Sundance UK, and the official Cannes lineup was announced.
After my unplanned break in March, that by the way ended a 500+ day posting streak, and due to the start of the NHL playoffs, I struggled a little bit this month to get back into my usual blogging routine, but things are starting to get comfortable again. I am however getting used to having weekends off for other pursuits, so I will continue to do that unless something inspiring comes up that I just need to post about.
I've introduced a new feature in which I plan on covering all of the Palme d'Or winners. However, I'm still in the process of trying to locate most of the titles so those reviews won't be as frequent as my other features have been. Expect the first ones to come leading up to the opening of Cannes.
Speaking of Cannes, I plan on remotely covering the festival as best as I can with daily reports and roundups of all the competition films as well as some of the higher profile titles in the other categories. So stay tuned for that.
In other news, I've begun working on a side project for The LAMB that will help streamline some of the existing and very tedious behind the scenes work that goes into maintaining it. This will hopefully allow Shep. Burman to use his time on promoting and improving things for all us fellow Lammies. It may even lead to some new exciting features that weren't possible before.
One other thing, did anyone else notice a very sharp decrease in traffic to their site on April 25? That day was the lowest amount of visitors I've had all year by a large margin and I'm wondering if it was a glitch or just a fluke.
- In case you missed it, earlier in the week,
myeveryone's 80's crush Molly Ringwald took part in an amazing AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.
- I've recently started following FilmScope a relatively new UK based site that covers the types of film I like the best: Foreign and Indie.
- John Likes Movies was at the Tribeca Film Festival and was very impressed with the French thriller Sleepless Night (Nuit blanche). Which he says was better than Bond, Bourne, and Bauer.
- Michaël of Le Mot du Cinephiliaque has started the first of a planned series of fascinating posts on the Theories of Robert Bresson.
- Andy Buckle's Film Emporium recently saw Café de Flore, a stylish Canadian film that I recommend everyone check out.
- Sati of Cinematic Corner which is I have to say, one of the most visually impressive blogs around, reviews David Cronenberg's The Fly
- Jason of Genkinahito's Blog gives us a good preview of the Japanese Films that will premiere at Cannes.
- Sam of Duke & the Movies attended and provides a great overview of Ebertfest 2012. The annual festival put on by the worlds best known critic.
- April's LAMB of the Month: Never Too Early Movie Predictions has started the ambitious task of trying to document all of the AMPAS members with The Academy Members Project.
- Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox expresses her new found love for Terrence Malick's impossibly beautiful Days of Heaven.
- David from Taste of Cinema gives us 7 compelling reasons to use Letterboxd. This is the article that finally convinced me to sign up.
- New LAMB member Jandy of The Frame takes a look at the Mike Nichols classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as a part of her blind spots series.