July/August 2007

Matt Groening’s Guilty Pleasures, Stuart Klawans on Sicko, Chris Darke on Kes, Distributor Wanted: After This Our Exile by Chris Chang, Klaus Kinski by Maitland McDonagh, Robert Horton’s review of Dans Paris

Featured Articles

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FEATURES

SICKO
By Stuart Klawans
The unruly aesthetic of Michael Moore’s health-care call to arms

SUNSHINE
By Vivian Sobchack
Danny Boyle sets the controls for the heart of the sun

NORMAN MAILER
By Michael Chaiken
Looking back at the legendary novelist’s moviemaking misadventures
Plus: an interview with the author/filmmaker

SHANE MEADOWS
By Graham Fuller
This Is England fulfills the early promise of British indie filmmaking’s heir apparent

KLAUS KINSKI
By Maitland McDonagh
The actor who took psychodrama to new extremes onscreen and off

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Patrick Tam’s After this Our Exile by Chris Chang, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Crossroads, Site Specifics: Paul Fileri on Rouge, Screen Play: Edward E. Crouse on Reservoir Dogs, Letters, Matt Groening’s Guilty Pleasures

ART OF THE REAL
Charles Ferguson’s essential Iraq doc No End in Sight by Paul Arthur

PLAYBILL
Polish film posters by Otto Buj

SOUND & VISION
Linda Linda Linda by Philip Brophy & Gordon Matta-Clark by Christ Chang

OLAF’S WORLD
Peter Kern by Olaf Möller

ENCORE
Ken Loach’s Kes by Chris Darke

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FADE OUT
Curtis Harrington by Chuck Stephens

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Steve Buscemi by Harlan Jacobson

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Kent Jones, Gavin Smith, Edward E. Crouse, and Richard Peña; Tribeca by Amy Taubin

SCREENINGS
Arctic Tale by Laura Kern, A Mighty Heart by Harlan Jacobson, State Legislature by Paul Arthur, Dans Paris by Robert Horton, and Balls of Fury by Chris Norris

HOME MOVIES
Inland Empire by Howard Hampton, Malpertuis by Gavin Smith, The Pirate by Kent Jones, Vacancy by Laura Kern, Omnibus Pick by Paul Fileri, Alice, Sweet Alice by Maitland McDonagh, The Freethinker by Paul Arthur, Meatball Machine by Chris Chang, Starter for 10 by Nicola Salvage

READINGS
Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and His Films by Joseph Lanza, reviewed by David Thompson

IN BRIEF
Words into Images: Screenwriters on the Studio System edited by Ronald L. Davis, reviewed by José Teodoro; Discovering Orson Welles by Jonathan Rosenbaum, reviewed by Andrea Hoag; The Cinematic edited by David Campany, reviewed by Chris Chang

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Hot Pursuit: Lonely Are the Brave by Alex Cox

Tribeca by Laura Kern