January/February 2005

Jean-Luc Godard interviewed by Frédéric Bonnaud, Clint Eastwood Interviewed by Amy Taubin, Bruce ConnerThe AviatorMillion Dollar Baby,  Route 181, Terra Incognita: Films to Look Out for in 2005

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ROUTE 181
By Harlan Jacobson
An epic examination of Israel’s agony

THE AVIATOR
By Geoffrey O’Brien
The enigma who flew too high

CLINT EASTWOOD
By Amy Taubin
Interview with an undiminished icon
Plus: Taubin reviews Million Dollar Baby

HYBRID CINEMA
By Kent Jones
Fusing fact and fiction: an inquiry

JEAN-LUC GODARD
By Richard Combs and Raymond Durgnat
The director as actor

GODARD: THE INTERVIEW
By Frédéric Bonnaud
Before and after

2004 WRAP-UP
20 Best Films Poll

Movies that Mattered: Fahrenheit 9/11 by Chris Chang, The Big Red One: The Reconstruction by Kent Jones, Moolaadé/Vera Drake by Amy Taubin, Year of the Doc Redux by Paul Arthur, Kinsey by Paul Arthur, Tarnation/The Saddest Music in the World by Nathan Lee, Team America: World Police by Nathan Lee, The Passion of the Christ, Kent Jones

Industry: Chop Socky Soap Suds by Harlan Jacobson

Pixar: To Infinity and Beyond by Roger Smith

Terra Incognita: Aaltra by Jonathan Romney, Across the Border by Alice Lovejoy, La Demoiselle d’honneur by Frédéric Bonnaud, L’esquive by Frédéric Bonnaud, 5 X 2 by Jonathan Romney, Frau Fährt, Mann Schläft by Olaf Möller, The Garden by Kent Jones, Innocence by Jonathan Romney, Ma Mère by Chris Chang, Moth Games by Laura Kern, Pin Boy by Kent Jones, The Ring by Alice Lovejoy, Ten Skies by Alexander Horwath

Michael Tolkin’s Letter from Hollywood

OTAR IOSSELIANI
By Phillip Lopate
Sardonic visions of folly and vice from Georgia, by way of France

BRUCE CONNER
By Greil Marcus
A small film about a big painting

POLITICAL DOCS
By Alice Lovejoy
When small media collide

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: A Visit to the Louvre by Frédéric Bonnaud, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Guy Maddin on Random Harvest (1941)

CRITICS CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on Theo van Gogh

SOUND & VISION
Gaucher & Shipp’s Combinations by Chris Chang and the paintings of Manny Farber by Jonathan Crary

FIRST LOOK
Andre Téchiné’s Les Temps qui changent by Serge Kaganski

FESTIVALS
Turin by Dave Kehr

SCREENINGS
Closer by Chris Norris, The Life Aquatic by Michael Agger, Spanglish by Alissa Quart

READINGS
Donald Bogle’s Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams by Wesley Morris

HOME MOVIES
Avant-garde roundup by Gavin Smith, La Ciénaga by Kent Jones, Salt and Pepper, One More Time, and Anna Lucasta by Guy Maddin, 6ixtynin9 by Chuck Stephens, Michael by Chris Chang

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events