July/August 2011

Includes Kent Jones on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Amy Taubin on Errol Morris's Tabloid and an interview with Morris by Nicolas Rapold, Raúl Ruiz's Mysteries of Lisbon, Chris Norris on Project Nim, reviews of Super 8, The Last Circus, and Terri. Plus, reports from Cannes.

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THE TREE OF LIFE
By Kent Jones
In one of the cinematic events of the year, Terrence Malick locates a family’s destiny within the cosmic scheme of things

MYSTERIES OF LISBON
By Tony Pipolo
Raúl Ruiz turns a classic 19th-century novel into a 21st-century masterpiece

PROJECT NIM
By Chris Norris
James Marsh’s documentary recounts the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune endured by a chimpanzee in the name of science

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
By Christine Spines
Romantic comedy gets real in the hands of screenwriting-turned-directing duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

LIFE IN A DAY
By Paul Brunick
Those who mistake Kevin Macdonald’s new “film” for an innovative paradigm shift don’t know the true meaning of “crowd-sourcing”

TABLOID
By Amy Taubin
Errol Morris sifts through a 35-year-old tale of amour fou and obscure objects of desire
Plus: Nicolas Rapold interviews the interviewer

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
By Nathan Lee
The museum exhibit Primitive subsumes Uncle Boonmee into the Thai wunderkind’s larger project

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Ryoo Seung-wan’s The Unjust by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Sergio Sollima’s The Big Gundown, Site Specifics: riverofthe.net by Jesse P. Finnegan, The Trivial Top 20: Best One-Word-Title Films (Post-1960), Malcolm McDowell’s Guilty Pleasures

OLAF’S WORLD
Agustí Villaronga

SOUND & VISION
Ryoji Ikeda by Jim Supanick & Chris Marker by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ENCORE
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover by Geoffrey O’Brien

FURTHER RESEARCH
Dave Kehr on John H. Auer

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Amy Taubin, Scott Foundas, Gavin Smith, Marco Grosoli, and Richard Peña

SCREENINGS
Super 8 by Violet Lucca, The Last Circus by Manuel Yáñez-Murillo, Terri by Dan Sullivan

SHORT TAKES
Love Crime
 
by Chris Chang, Mozart’s Sister by Chris Chang, Point Blank by Laura Kern, Rapt by Nicolas Rapold, The Sleeping Beauty by Nicolas Rapold, The Tree by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
Our guide for the shut-in cinephile

READINGS
Robert Redford: The Biography by Michael Feeney Callan

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events