By Paul Arthur
Iran’s filmmakers continue to push the envelope. Braving the censor’s wrath, Jafar Panahi’s powerful new movie The Circle is a direct, unsparing attack on the oppression of women in the Islamic Republic.
By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Our cover and the subject of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Gala Tribute Honoree, Jane Fonda has reinvented herself many times onscreen and off. From the 21st-century sex bomb to controversial political activist to fitness role model—and she still found time to win two Academy Awards. Her trajectory mirrors the journey of women in the last 40 years.
DIGITAL VIDEO VS. FILM
By Chris Petit
Film diehards may shake their heads, but the digital revolution has been underway for a decade. How is it changing the way movies remade how they look? An ex-filmmaker turned video termite from England celebrates the end of cinema as he knew it, with a few caveats.
26TH ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
By Jeffrey Spaulding
Some lessons from last year’s box office results
By Roger Smith
Five things that matter more than ever to Hollywood
By P. Adams Sitney
Exploring “the Philosophical Majesty of the Image,” the heart-stoppingly beautiful and finely-wrought work of visionary filmmaker Robert Beavers ranks high in the canon of avant-garde cinema
By Deborah Young
Taking Italian neorealism to its limits, humanist filmmaker Ermanno Olmi brings a quiet spirituality to his portraits of ordinary people and their working lives.
News, Chatterbox, Frame-Ups: Kerry Washington, Off the Shelf, Guilty Pleasures: Christopher Nolan
8 critics rate 25 new releases
Paris by Frédéric Bonnaud
Catherine Breillat’s A ma soeur! by Frédéric Bonnaud
Jonathan Glazer by Mark Olsen
Moufida Tlatli’s The Season of Men by Amy Taubin
Sundance by Nicole Armour, Gavin Smith, Rachel Rosen; Rotterdam by Chuck Stephens
Amores Perros by Chris Chang, Blow by Nicholas Nicastro, 15 Minutes by Charles Taylor, The Million Dollar Hotel by Howard Hampton, The Gleaners and I by Harlan Jacobson
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Gummo by Gavin Smith, Blur: The Best of by Nicole Armour, Cleopatra by Guy Maddin
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