By Philip Lopate
Once again, the Dardenne Brothers delve deep into blue collar Belgian life and come up with a heartwrenching exploration of loss and redemption.
By Alissa Quart
She’s an outspoken feminist and the thinking man’s sex symbol, a nurturing voluptuary and a tough-minded progressive. A salute to the talent and commitment of the Film Society’s 2003 Gala honoree, in love and in war.
By Jonathan Romney
With the release of the Oscar-nominated Man Without a Past, it’s time for a serious look at this deadpan comic visionary, Finland’s number-one movie export, and champion of the underdog and other house pets.
By Edward E. Crouse
Opaque and cryptic, his micro-budget feature films are exercises in minimalist transgression. Does this prolific underground filmmaker deserve his cult following?
HAYNES & SIRK
By James Harvey
Critics everywhere seem to agree: Far From Heaven was the best film of 2002. But how well did Todd Haynes understand Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, the film that inspired him?
By Jeffrey Spaulding
2002’s Big Fat Box-Office numbers in perspective.
By Michael Berry
An exclusive interview with one of the most exciting new voices in world cinema, the director of mainland Chinese masterpieces Unknown Pleasures and Platform.
News, Off the Shelf by Graham Leggat, Guilty Pleasures: Janeane Garofalo, Distributor Wanted: Perdita Durango by Chris Chang, and more
Maurice Pialat by Frédéric Bonnaud
2002 READERS POLL
Your top 20 films of 2002
“The Frozen Archive,” by Paul Allman
SOUND & VISION
James Bond soundtracks by John Caps & Oliver Boberg by Chris Chang
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Bright Future by Shigehiko Hasumi
Eight critics rate 25 new releases
Zeki Demirkubuz by Olaf Möller
Sundance by Amy Taubin, Gavin Smith, and Rachel Rosen
The Secret Lives of Dentists by F.X. Feeney, Lilya 4-Ever by Kristin Marriot Jones, Stevie by Alice Lovejoy, Chihwaseon by David James and Reviews-in-Brief
VIDI VIDI VIDI
I’ll Do Anything by Gavin Smith, Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne by Kent Jones, Ghost Ship by Chris Chang, Roger Dodger by Michael Koresky
Who’s who at recent Film Society events