July/August 2008

Kent Jones on WALL•E, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Manoel de Oliveira, Distributor Wanted: In the City of Sylvia by J. Hoberman, Olaf Möller on Li Ying, Site Specifics: davekehr.com, Cannes coverage by Kent Jones and Richard Peña, a review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Jonathan Romney

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FEATURES

WALL-E
By Kent Jones
The genius of the Pixar system

JACQUES NOLOT
By Elisabeth Lequeret
The actor-auteur continues to remember in Before I Forget

NOSTROMO
By Richard Combs
An unmade project sheds new light on David Lean’s creative imperatives

THE EXILES
By Thom Andersen
An ethnographic and topographic time capsule from 1961

CANADIAN PSEUDO-DOCS
By Michael Atkinson
A spate of hoax nonfiction films from north of the border

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
A user’s guide to the collected works of Portugal’s venerable master

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: In the City of Silvia by J. Hoberman, Flashback: Alex Cox on Wagon Master, Site Specifics, Letters

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Ben Kingsley by Harlan Jacobson

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on Li Ying

SOUND & VISION
Neil Young’s CSNY Déjà-Vu by Robert Christgau & William E. Jones’s Tearoom by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ENCORE
Larry Clark’s Passing Through by Gary Giddins

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Kent Jones, Larry Gross, Richard Peña, Joumane Chahine, and Gavin Smith; Tribeca by Amy Taubin

SCREENINGS
Vicky Christina Barcelona by Jonathan Romney, Trouble the Water by Rob Nelson, Elegy by Phillip Lopate, Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind by David James, Boy A by Chris Darke

SHORT TAKES
Full Battle Rattle by Michael Joshua Rowin, A Girl Cut in Two by Kent Jones, I Served the King of England by Laura Kern, Journey to the Center of the Earth by Laura Kern, Mad Detective by Nicolas Rapold, Man on Wire by Nicolas Rapold, The Wackness by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
Larisha Shepitko X 2: Wings & The Ascent by Michael Chaiken, The Executioner’s Song by Gavin Smith, Sátántángo by Paul Brunick, Privilege by Nicolas Rapold, Vampyr by David Zuckerman, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains by Chris Chang, André Téchiné Box Set by Paul Fileri, The Deal by Kent Jones, The Free Will by Evan Davis, [Rec] by David Cox

READINGS
Alex Cox’s X-Films by Jake Perlin

IN BRIEF
Tarkovsky by Chris Chang, 10 Bad Dates with De Niro by Gavin Smith, Eyes Upside Down by Thomas Beard

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

2008 Jeonju Film Festival by Nicolas Rapold