Some kind of a man
Touch of Evil, Beyond the Reach, Mothra
In July the BFI celebrates Orson Welles’s greatness with an extensive season including the return of Touch of Evil to the big screen, newly restored and presented in the 1998 re-edited version, based on Welles’s suggested alterations to the studio’s cut. Also out in cinemas are Beyond the Reach, Jean-Baptiste Léonetti’s follow-up to dystopian science fiction masterpiece Carré Blanc, along with the final instalment of Tom Six's franchise The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), Robert Carlyle’s barber-turned-serial-killer comedy The Legend of Barney Thompson and another classic treat: Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.
With the festival season in full swing, we take a look at the highlights at Karlovy Vary and this year’s East End Film Festival, including a special Reel Sounds column on the brand new original score to Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s neo-giallo The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, which will be presented by Edinburgh-based musician Ben Power (Blanck Mass, Fuck Buttons) for the first time as part of EEFF’s special events programme on 10 July. We also have a few more reviews from this year's EIFF, including David Rühm's Gothic comedy Therapy for a Vampire.
In features, we also have a new Film Jukebox by retro-futuristic pop artist Princess Chelsea, while crime author Anya Lipska picks Chinatown’s Jake Gittes as her filmic alter ego. Plus, in response to our recent comic strip review of Toho Studios 1961 monster movie Mothra by Claude T.C., illustrator Woodrow Phoenix takes a different but equally exciting approach to its sequel, Godzilla v Mothra.■