The Eclipse Viewer Episode 17: Basil Dearden’s London Underground
David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 17: Basil Dearden’s London Underground. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.
Jean-Patrick Manchette: The Mad and the Bad
Trevor reviews Jean-Patrick Manchette’s 1972 crime novel, The Mad and the Bad, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith. The book comes out next week, and I recommend you do some odd chores over the weekend if you need to so you have some spare cash to pick it up. Read the full post
Richard Lester: A Hard Day’s Night
Almost exactly fifty years ago, on July 6, 1964, The Beatles made their big screen debut with Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night. Last week The Criterion Collection released a remastered dual-format edition of this revolutionary film. Trevor reviews the film and discusses the new Criterion edition. Read the full post.
Peter Weir: Picnic at Hanging Rock
Last week The Criterion Collection released a remastered dual-format edition of Peter Weir’s 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, a mysterious film about the disappearance of a group of schoolgirls during a school outing in 1900. Trevor reviews the film and discusses the new Criterion edition. Read the full post.
2014 PEN Translation Prize Shortlist
The five finalists for this year’s PEN Translation Prize have been announced (with an amazing three of the five coming from NYRB Classics!). Read the full post and get links to the four we’ve reviewed here.