Bordwell on Bologna

Talking of festivals, David Bordwell’s blog has a detailed report on this year’s Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, lavishly illustrated with assorted familiar faces from the silent film festival circuit. Not that Bologna is all about silent film – as he says, “Where else can you see films from 1907, Richard Fleischer’s Violent Saturday (1955), and a tribute to Ben Gazzara in a single week?” It’s a marvellous report, enthusiastic, wise and entertaining all at the same time, from what must be the very best of all film blogs.