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July/August 2016

Kristen Stewart, listening to the lost black actors of the silent era, Warren Oates and the working-class actor, Nathaniel Dorsky, Wang Bing, Clément Cogitore’s Neither Heaven Nor Earth, Cannes coverage, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Our Little Sister, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Paul Sutton’s Talking About Ken Russell

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KRISTEN STEWART
By Nick Davis
A star is reborn: the Twilight-minted phenom has chosen increasingly intimate, character-driven movies, forging a distinctive performance style. Is 2016 the year of Kristen Stewart?

LOST BLACK ACTORS
By Ashley Clark
The early 20th century is dotted with the names of now largely forgotten African-American screen performers, whose talents deserve to be brought out of the shadows

WARREN OATES AND THE WORKING-CLASS ACTOR
By Nick Pinkerton
The beloved cult star Warren Oates epitomizes the waning American tradition of homegrown actors whose personas speak to the struggles of the working class

NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH
By Yonca Talu
Clément Cogitore’s unorthodox, unsettling Afghan war film imagines a contemporary battlefield of the mind

WANG BING
By Andrew Chan
With his works of durational intensity and grim beauty, the Chinese filmmaker continues to bring life to the vanguard of documentary

NEW JOURNALISM AND NEW NONFICTION
By Eric Hynes
Embedding himself in the production of hybrid film Kate Plays Christine provokes a writer to think about documentary’s fresh affinities with a seminal journalistic movement

NATHANIEL DORSKY
By Max Nelson
Light streams in from every corner in the works of the great avant-gardist, who has been crafting films of contemplative beauty for more than 50 years

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Bogdan Mirica’s Dogs by Nicolas Rapold, Directions: Maren Ade on Toni Erdmann by Nicolas Rapold, Matías Piñeiro’s In the Moment: Irm Hermann in The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Restoration Row

SOUND & VISION
Frank Zappa by Margaret Barton-Fumo and Computer Films of the 1960s by Violet Lucca

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Kent Jones, Nicolas Rapold, and Dennis Lim

SCREENINGS
Our Little Sister by Aliza Ma, The Innocents by Kristin M. Jones, The BFG by Michael Koresky, Microbe & Gasoline by Violet Lucca

SHORT TAKES
Captain Fantastic by Nicolas Rapold, The Childhood of a Leader by Violet Lucca, Disorder by Jordan Cronk, Into the Forest by Laura Kern, Southside with You by Jeff Reichert, Summertime by Yonca Talu

HOME MOVIES
Pioneers of African-American Cinema by Patrick Friel, The Immortal Story by Steven Mears, The Films of Maurice Pialat by Nicholas Elliott, The Mermaid by Andrew Chan, Gold by Michael Atkinson, 10 Cloverfield Lane by Michael Koresky, Five Miles to Midnight by Justin Stewart, Fantastic Planet by David Filipi, A Monster with a Thousand Heads by José Teodoro, The King and Four Queens by Nick Pinkerton

READINGS
Talking About Ken Russell by Paul Sutton, reviewed by Violet Lucca; Stone Male: Requiem for the Living Picture by Joe Carducci, reviewed by Nick Pinkerton; Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion edited by Anthony Nield, reviewed by Laura Kern; Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966-2016 by Peter Gidal, edited by Mark Webber and Peter Gidal, reviewed by Jordan Cronk

GRAPHIC DETAIL
Clément Hurel by Adrian Curry