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July-August 2014

Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Philippe Garrel interview, Paul Schrader's history of key technological advances in film, Joanna Hogg, Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain, Cannes 2014 coverage, Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness, David Mackenzie's Starred Up, Chris Marker's Level Five, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

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By Holly Willis
Following the life of a boy from age 6 to 18, Richard Linklater literally takes his time

By Jean-Marc Lalanne & Jean-Baptiste Morain
An interview with the director of Jealousy reveals the roots and personal inspirations of his Cinema Povera methods

By Paul Schrader
The Birth of Narrative: part one of a history of the key technological advances that transformed filmmaking

By Jonathan Romney
An indie filmmaker breaks with the norms of British cinema to examine the dynamics of problematic relationships, and gives them a modernist spin in Exhibition

By Richard Combs
Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi embraces his confinement as a creative spur and delivers an allegorical psychodrama


Editor’s letter

Opening Shots
News, Hot Property: Myroslav Slaboshpytsky’s The Tribe by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Kirk Douglas’s Posse, Site Specifics: Toronto Film Review by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20®: Best Song Scores, Restoration Row by Max Nelson

Tom Noonan’s The Wife by Howard Hampton

Daniel Schmid’s Tosca’s Kiss by Aaron Cutler and Francesco Vezzoli by Thom Andersen

Paul Kelly by Chuck Stephens

critics’ choice
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

Cannes by Amy Taubin, Kent Jones, Gavin Smith, Dennis Lim, and Nicolas Rapold

Abuse of Weakness by Kristin M. Jones, Starred Up by Graham Fuller, Level Five by Howard Hampton 

Short Takes
Begin Again by Steven Mears, The Green Prince by Nicolas Rapold, Life Itself by Eric Hynes, Love Is Strange by Eric Hynes, Magic in the Moonlight by Nicolas Rapold, Mood Indigo by Violet Lucca

Scanners by Nathan Lee, Love Streams by José Teodoro, Red River by Robert Horton, Altman by Abbey Bender, Jean Epstein box set by Patrick Friel, Judex by Andres Zambrano-Bravo, Frozen by David Filipi, The Max Linder Collection by Aaron Cutler, Ghost Stories for Christmas box set by David Thompson

Decades Never Start on Time: A Richard Roud Anthology edited by Karen Smolens and Michael Temple, reviewed by J. Hoberman; Brainquake by Samuel Fuller, reviewed by Howard Hampton; Walter Ruttmann and the Cinema of Multiplicity: Avant-Garde – Advertising – Modernity by Michael Cowan, reviewed by James Hughes; Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar by James Harvey, reviewed by Steven Mears

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Hans Hillmann by Adrian Curry

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