(What happened to World Cinema Review.)

Check out the new Funhouse Journal for news, reviews, thoughts, etc.

Try our sibling site Adventures In Sound !!

You may be wondering whether this has become a cobweb site.  The answer is no, not really.  However the updates have been pretty sparse because most of my energy is going towards the Adventures In Sound site.  One main reason is the difficulty in getting film writers while there are always lots of music writers.  Still, I have been updating the Video Releases section about once every couple of months.  There will be more FAFR so don't delete those bookmarks just yet.

Some more material added.  Coming up are reviews of The Eel, Tokyo-Ga and Gemini; let me know if you have anything to add.  As always the video releases section is updated every couple of weeks.  I need info for this from video labels as well as info about releases outside the US.  An amazing website is House of Kim Ki-Young, which focuses on the Korean director's delirious films (anybody have tapes?).  Also well worth checking out is The DVD Savant even if you don't have a DVD player.  The Savant is not only a strong writer and insightful critic (the piece "Foreign Intervention and the American Western" is particularly noteworthy) but is a fount of interesting information about shooting locations, alternate versions, video oddities, widescreen and more.  Of course I'm always looking for any kind of spiffy material.  Have you got anything to contribute?  I need new interviews, reports, research, diaries or whatever.  You can be notified every now and then of FAFR changes and news by sending e-mail or using the little box at the bottom of the page.   Lang Thompson, Editor
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The Happiness of Idiots, the Dreamlife of Angels: The 23rd Hong Kong International Film Festival by Noel Vera, added 4/16/00

Seventeen Years (Zhang Yuan, 1999, China) by Chen Chiou Beng, added 4/16/00

Hamptons International Film Festival 1999 by Ruth and Archie Perlmutter, added 01/28/00

An End-of-the-Millennium List: Thirteen Important Filipino Films by Noel Vera, added 01/28/00

The Eden Myth (Mark Edlitz, 1998, US) by Lang Thompson, added 01/28/00

A Report from PiFan 99 by Darcy Paquet, added 11/06/99

"Anti-Action Filmmaking": An Interview with Praise Director John Curran by Needeya Islam, added 11/06/99

The Idiots (Lars Von Trier, 1998, Denmark) by Dennis Schwartz, added 11/06/99

The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, 1975, Greece) by Dennis Schwartz, added 11/06/99

Digital Video: A Rotterdam Talk by Jon Jost, added 8/01/99

Photographing Fairies (Nick Willing, 1997, UK) by Dennis Schwartz, added 8/01/99

London Town (Wesley Ruggles, 1946, UK) by Roger Mellor, added 6/20/99

Osnabruck Media Art Festival by Jon Jost, added 6/12/99

Singapore International Film Festival by Chen Chiou Beng, added 5/26/99

Edogawa Rampo in Japanese Films by August Ragone, added 4/24/99

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Horror by Tim Lucas, added 4/18/99

The Citadel (Mohamed Chouikh, 1988, Algeria) by Thomas  E. Billings, added 4/18/99

The Hole (Tsai Ming-Liang, 1998, Taiwan/France) by Pierre Henrotte, added 4/3/99

The Big Parade (Chen Kaige, 1986, China) by David Dalgleish, added 4/3/99

Twelve Storeys (Eric Khoo, 1997, Singapore) by Chen Chiou Beng, added 4/1/99 

The Saltmen of Tibet (Ulrike Koch, 1997, Germany/Switzerland) by Lang Thompson, added 4/1/99

The Peddler (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1987, Iran) by Thomas E. Billings, added 3/17/99

Letter from Singapore by Chen Chiou Beng, added 3/17/99

Bounce KoGALS  (Masato Harada, 1997, Japan) by Foong Ngai Hoe, added 2/17/99

Brakhage  (Jim Shedden, 1998, Canada)  by Bill Wees, added 2/1/99

A Burning Star  (Kenji Onishi, 1998?, Japan)  by Joss Winn, added 2/2/99

Jun Ichikawa interviewed by Mark Schilling, added 2/27/99

State of Dogs (Peter Brosens and Dorjkhandyn Turmunkh, 1998, Belgium/Mongolia) by David Dalgleish, added 2/27/99

Winstanley (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 1975, UK) by David Gardiner, added 2/21/99

Recent French Films by Elisabeth Vincentelli, coming soon

Les Vampires (Louis Feuillade, 1915, France) by Tom Moran, coming soon

Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer, 1993, Australia) by Lang Thompson, forthcoming

The Day of the Beast (Alex de la Iglesia, 1995, Spain) by Lang Thompson, added 3/7/99

Drifting Clouds (Aki Kaurismäki, 1996, Finland) by David Dalgleish, added 3/4/99

Wolves Cry Under the Moon (Ho Ping, 1997, Taiwan) by Chen Chiou Beng, added 3/4/99


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