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Current Issue - May/June 2015

FEATURES

ALBERT MAYSLES
By Chris Boeckmann
The late groundbreaking documentarian filmed his subjects with preternatural sensitivity

Martín Rejtman 
By Quintín
Everyday absurdity in the unpredictable social comedies of New Argentine Cinema’s influential forerunner

IN DEFENSE OF STORYTELLING
By Kent Jones
The myth of the subverted narrative and why story trumps theory

SPECIAL SECTION: KOREA PROSPECTS II

The new generation: directors from A-Z
By Pierce Conran, Grady Hendrix, and Tom Vick
A Who’s Who of up-and-comers hot on the heels of Lee Chang-dong, Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook et al.

Korean cinema 2004-2014
By Goran Topalovic
The secret of Korean cinema’s 21st-century success story: a brief history

Busan International Film Festival
By Darcy Paquet
The rise to preeminence of this crucial annual event and its important role in fostering new talent

Gangpae cinema
By Samuel Jamier
That’s gangster to you: the evolution of the peninsula’s leading genre from Green Fish to New World

Independent films
By Darcy Paquet
Small-scale personal filmmaking continues to thrive and reinvent itself on the margins of the mainstream

The faces of Korean cinema from A-Z
By Jean Noh
The top actors in today’s film scene, from Bae Doona to Sol Kyung-gu

Hong Sangsoo
By Tony Rayns
All hail the 17-films-and-counting oeuvre of this tireless auteur whose debut helped jump-start a cinema renaissance in 1996

Jang Jin
By Tony Rayns
The genre-bending social satires of this prolific writer/producer/director upend expectations at every turn

Documentary
By Darcy Paquet
Hard-hitting, politically engaged nonfiction filmmakers go from strength to strength

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Emyr ap Richard and Darhad Erdenibulag's K by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Francesco Rosi's The Moment of Truth, Site Specifics: Art of the Guillotine by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20: Best Multiple-Role Performances, Matías Piñeiro’s In the Moment: Carole Lombard in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Restoration Row: The Italian Straw Hat & Two Timid Souls, and Letters

SOUND & VISION
Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe by Philip Brophy and Khalik Allah by Eric Hynes

OLAF’S WORLD
Dominik Graf by Olaf Möller

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Hope Emerson by Chuck Stephens

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Berlin by Olaf Möller

SCREENINGS
Far from the Madding Crowd by Michael Sragow, Eden by Kristin M. Jones, Love & Mercy by Chris Norris, Results by Amy Taubin

SHORT TAKES
Good Kill by Nicolas Rapold, In the Name of My Daughter by Steven Mears, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence by Matt Connolly, Reality by Violet Lucca, The Tribe by Eric Hynes, The Wolfpack by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Another Girl Another Planet by Steven Mears, Blacula & Scream Blacula Scream by Chuck Stephens, 101 Dalmatians by David Filipi, Captive by Yonça Talu, Killers by Grady Hendrix, Jupiter Ascending by Nathan Lee, A Man for All Seasons  by Michael Sragow, Traps by Violet Lucca, Battleship Potemkin & October by Patrick Friel, State of Siege by Nicolas Rapold

READINGS
Rhythm after Sound: Technology, Music and Performance by Lea Jacobs, reviewed by Kent Jones; Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I by Shinobu Hashimoto, reviewed by David Gregory Lawson; The Lumière Galaxy: 7 Key Words for the Cinema to Come by Francesco Casetti, reviewed by Holly Willis; VHS: Video Cover Art by Thomas Hodge, reviewed by Laura Kern

GRAPHIC DETAIL
Raymond Gid by Adrian Curry

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