The good and the very bad news this morning:
On the plus side, Criterion has announced that it’s going Blu-ray, with “Chungking Express,” “The 400 Blows” and “Contempt” amongst its first releases in the format. /film has the announcement.
On the minus, and this is an incredible downer, Glenn Kenny at Premiere writes that
I’ve just been informed that my position at Premiere.com is being terminated. What this means for this blog is still up in the air; I’ve got meetings this afternoon in which such things are to be negotiated. In any case, I now join the ever-growing ranks of film critics without staff positions.
These days, it seems you only need a fistful of fingers to count the staff critic positions still around. Sorry to hear it, Glenn.
[Photo: “Chungking Express,” Miramax Films, 1996]