July/August 1990

Richard Linklater, Paul Verhoeven, and Abel Ferrara interviewed, Andrew Sarris on the state of film criticism, Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, and Jonathan Rosenbaum on Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris

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PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
By Robert DiMatteo
The other best show on (off?) TV, John Sayles’ Shannon’s Deal

SMART WOMEN, FOOLISH CHOICES
By Molly Haskell
HBO does McCarthy, Parker, and Hemingway proud

ANGST FOR THE MEMORIES
By Ronnie Scheib
Of cinematic fathers and sons, high hopes and bad debts, but chiefly Wim Wenders

AUTEURISM IS ALIVE AND WELL
By Andrew Sarris
The State of Film Criticism III

ON DANGEROUS GROUND
By Michael Wilmington
Total recall: Paul Verhoeven interviewed

THE MYSTERIOUS LADY
By Robert Horton
On Greta Garbo

FAREWELL MY LOVELIES
By Kathleen Murphy
On Stanwyck and Gardner

MOON IN THE GUTTER
By Gavin Smith
Abel Ferrara, the king of New York, interviewed; plus a salute to Larry Fishburne

PREMINGER’S BRASS
By Donald Lyons
In belated appreciation of In Harm’s Way

THE DISCOMFORTS OF SCHRADER
By Harlan Kennedy
Enjoying The Comfort of Strangers

INNER SPACE
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Exploring Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris

METAGRAPHICS
By Peter Hogue
The 22nd Tournee of Animation reviewed

CROSSING MAYAKOVSKY
By Anne Williamson
The Jewish Film Festival comes to Moscow

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
By Mitch Tuchman
Emile de Antonio, patrolling the frontiers of truth, justice, and language

CUTTING REMARKS
By William Stevenson
How many movies can one movie be?

MUCKING ABOUT WITH THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY
By Dale Thomajan
Unspeakable practices, unnatural acts

STRANGER THAN TEXAS
By Robert Horton
Meeting Richard Linklater—no slacker he