March/April 2013

Olivier Assayas's Something in the Air, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Peter Mettler, IMDb, MAD Magazine Movie Parodies, David Gatten, 38th Annual Grosses Gloss, Readers' Poll Results, The Color of the Chameleon, René Vautier, Aram Avakian's End of the Road, Carlos Reygadas's Post Tenebras Lux, Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR
By David Thompson
Olivier Assayas on the cinematic re-creation of his formative years

SPRING BREAKERS
By Michael Chaiken
Kids today: Harmony Korine’s wild girls want it all and they want it now

PETER METTLER
By José Teodoro
A singular Canadian film essayist embarks on another mesmerizing cinematic journey with The End of Time

IMDB
By Vivian Sobchack
The Internet’s leading film website, where a digital vox populi can be heard loud and clear

MAD MOVIE PARODIES
By Grady Hendrix
A salute to the usual gang of idiots and their comic-book approach to film criticism

DAVID GATTEN
By Holly Willis
An experimental filmmaker creates an exciting cinematic fusion between word and image

38TH ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
By Donald Wilson
Who won big at the box office in 2012? Just about everybody

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Emil Christov’s The Color of the Chameleon, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Sogo Ishii’s Electric Dragon 80000VSite Specifics: Clothes on Film, Trivial Top 20®: Longest Movie Titles, Readers’ Poll, Letters

GUILTY PLEASURES
Rian Johnson

OLAF’S WORLD
René Vautier by Olaf Möller

FURTHER RESEARCH
Lew Landers by Dave Kehr

SOUND & VISION
Petra Haden by Chris Norris and Francis Alÿs by Chris Chang

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Jay C. Flippen by Chuck Stephens

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ENCORE
Aram Avakian’s End of the Road by Violet Lucca

FESTIVALS
Rotterdam by Gavin Smith and Sundance by Amy Taubin and Laura Kern

SCREENINGS
Reality by Marco Grosoli, Post Tenebras Lux by Dan Sullivan, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty by Ina Archer

SHORT TAKES
Gimme the Loot by Max Nelson, Ginger & Rosa by Nicolas Rapold, Midnight’s Children by Chris Chang, The Place Beyond the Pines by Nicolas Rapold, The We and the I by Chris Chang, Wrong by Violet Lucca

HOME MOVIES
House of Cards by Amy Taubin, Tristana by Emma Myers, Game Change by Jonathan Robbins, Murder Is My Beat by Violet Lucca, Wreck-It Ralph by David Filipi, White Zombie by Max Nelson, Personal Best by Chuck Stephens, Les Misérables by Sarah Mankoff, The Dawn Patrol by Aaron Cutler, Top of the Lake by Amy Taubin

READINGS
William Friedkin’s The Friedkin Connection by Scott Foundas, Wheeler Winston Dixon’s Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access by James Hughes, Daniel Morgan’s Late Godard and the Possibilities of Cinema by Dan Sullivan, Bruce Isaacs’s The Orientation of Future Cinema: Technology, Aesthetics, Spectacle by Holly Willis

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

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