ïindieWIRE has posted their top twenty undistributed films of 2003, starting (alphabetically) with one of my favorites, Ross McElwee’s Bright Leaves.

ïDVD Beaver has posted a shot comparison of the new UK DVD of F.W. Murnau’s 1924 masterpiece, The Last Laugh, an 80th anniversary special edition based on the 2003 restoration by Murnau Stiftung/Transit Films. It is far superior to the 2001 Kino release.

ïI’m leaving for PSIFF today, but I’ve decided to cut my trip short–expect a summary and a look at Rialto Pictures’ rerelease of The Battle of Algiers in a few days.