Monday, June 7, 2010
Sight & Sound
An enjoyable lunch hour reading the new issue of Sight & Sound, just about my favourite magazine these days. June issue's cover story is on bad cops. Lots of them around in the film world, but odd to have Werner Herzog and Michael Winterbottom held up as exponents of the genre. I saw Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (a convoluted title if ever there was one) a year ago at Bangkok International Film Festival. What's been the hold-up? Anyway, good film, particularly Cage's performance. But lots of other fine articles & reviews, intelligent editorials, nice simple design. Interestingly, the BFI has been publishing it since 1934 - the year the British Council was born.