July/August 2009

Includes Scott Foundas on Inglourious Basterds, Amy Taubin on Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman (plus an online-only interview with Martel), Thom Andersen on the Dardenne Brothers’ Lorna’s Silence, Hot Property: Breathless and It Might Get Loud by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Artforum by Paul Fileri, a review of Still Walking by Tony Rayns, Cannes coverage by Amy Taubin, Gavin Smith, and Richard Peña

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FEATURES

THE HEADLESS WOMAN
By Amy Taubin
A trenchant portrait of bourgeois denial from Lucrecia Martel
Plus: Taubin interviews Martel

LORNA’S SILENCE
By Thom Andersen
Neorealism meets noir in the Dardenne Brothers’ latest look at life at the bottom

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
By Scott Foundas
Quentin Tarantino makes pulp history with his World War II extravaganza
Plus: Stefan Grisseman interviews Christoph Waltz, the film’s urbane Nazi

ON THE DOWNLOAD
By Quintín
Inside a secret society of cinephile file-sharers

EVERYONE ELSE
By Kent Jones
Maren Ade’s funny-scary relationship has teeth

AGNES VARDA
By Haden Guest
The Beaches of Agnès (re)caps a uniquely personal cinematic career

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Breathless, Alex Cox’s 1,000 Ways to Die: Jackson, Site Specifics: Artforum, The Trivial Top 20® (expanded to 30): Best Cannes Palme d’Or Winners

ENCORE
Roger Corman’s The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre by Richard Combs

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Larry David by Harlan Jacobson

SOUND & VISION
It Might Get Loud by Chris Chang & Bruce McClure by Patrick Friel

CRITIC’S CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Gavin Smith, Larry Gross, Melissa Anderson, and Richard Peña; Tribeca by Amy Taubin

SCREENINGS
Tony Manero by José Teodoro, Still Walking by Tony Rayns, In The Loop by Graham Fuller, Beeswax by Amy Taubin, Thirst by David James

SHORT TAKES
500 Days of Summer by Nicolas Rapold; Ghosted by Laura Kern; Humpday by Nicolas Rapold; Lion’s Den by Laura Kern; Not Quite Hollywood by Nicolas Rapold; Surveillance by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the U.S. Vol. 1 &2

READINGS
Jonathan Rosenbaum on Kazan on Directing

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent film society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Paul Brunick