ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
By Chris Norris
From the pen of Charlie Kaufman, our Movie of the Moment is a sweetly twisted boy-meets-girl story, as well as a literally mind-boggling parable of digital anxiety.
SHE’S ONE OF US
By Jonathan Romney
Alienation French-style: Siegrid Alnoy’s enigmatic, otherworldly, and cooly satirical vision of modern disconnection and the rules of the new game heralds the arrival of an exciting talent.
Interview by Graham Fuller
The most enduring and down-to-earth of the Swinging Sixties British stars, Michael Caine makes it all look so easy—relaxed, suave, but with a hard edge when he needs it. His film career has taken him from barrow boy to Academy Award winner to Knight of the Realm. He shares some of the secrets of his success.
By Deborah Young
With My Mother’s Smile and Good Morning, Night, Bellocchio’s back to confront the ghosts of Italian politics, religion, and family.
By Richard Combs
A look at the contradictions, reversals, and doublings of a filmmaker equally at home with Harold Pinter and Elizabeth Taylor.
BY Jeffrey Spaulding
It’s DVD to the rescue in our 2003 box-office postmortem.
Sundance by Amy Taubin, Rachel Rose, and Gavin Smith & Rotterdam by Olaf Möller and Edward E. Crouse
News, Distributor Wanted: Celina Murga’s Ana and the Others by Kent Jones, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Arthur Ripley’s The Chase (1946), Letters
Carly Berwick on The Speculative Archive
Olaf Möller on Nigerian videofilms
Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Café Lumière by Chris Fujiwara
SOUND & VISION
Barry Gifford on Lost Highway (the opera) & Chris Norris on Isaac Julien’s Baltimore
Eight critics rate 25 new releases
“Crisis in the Life of an Actor” by Gary Indiana
The Saddest Music in the World by Michael Atkinson, Greendale by Wesley Morris, Mayor of the Sunset Strip by Paul Arthur, and Saved!by Alissa Quart
Down and Dirty Pictures by Amy Taubin
VIDI VIDI VIDI
The Chase by Gavin Smith, Pickup on South Street by Grady Hendrix, Schindler’s List by Kent Jones
Who’s who at recent Film Society events