A yearly overview of the clues of upcoming titles provided by Criterion and Jason Polan in the monthly newsletter. Proudly pun-ful, characteristically corny, and always awaited with bated breath.
Another year, another (almost) dozen clues for our guessing pleasure. The puns are painful but always a delight. Costa-Gavras gets one simple clue but we end up with two great complicated titles. Troell gets a second just a few months before we find out about a third and fourth. A Blue Clue that is actually about the movie and not a format announcement. A trench coat that threw many into Hitchcock territory before settling on Haneke. Rivette finally enters and Hawks returns for a second helping. Only 11 clues this year as the December entry was the 2016 New Year drawing. A great deal at the time, but feels a bit of a cheat in retrospect!
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