March/April 2007

Paul Verhoeven, Diane Keaton, Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz, Carlos Saura, Satoshi Kon, grosses gloss, Pedro Costa, Readers’ Poll 2006, After the Wedding

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FEATURES

PAUL VERHOEVEN
By Nathan Lee
The warped moral universe of an arch-provocateur in his prime

DIANE KEATON
By Graham Fuller
The innovative individualism of an enduring movie icon

HOT FUZZ
By Jonathan Romney
The makers of Shaun of the Dead go Bruckheimer

CARLOS SAURA
By Manuel Yáñez Murillo
Spanish cinema’s steadfast auteur

SATOSHI KON
By Tom Mes
Dream and reality merge in the anime maestro’s Paprika

GROSSES GLOSS
By Roger Smith & Donald Wilson
An insider audit of last year’s box-office returns

PEDRO COSTA
By Thom Andersen
A Portuguese maverick looks back at film history and forward to its future

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Valeska Grisebach’s Longing by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s Flashback: Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Cecil B. DeMille’s The Godless Girl, Screen Play: The Warriors by Edward E. Crouse, Letters

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

READER’S POLL
The 30 best films of 2006
Plus: readers’ comments

FADE OUT
Godfrey Cheshire on Farrokh Ghaffary & Fereydoun Hoveyda

SOUND & VISION
Stan Douglas by Chris Chang & Doug Aitken by Elizabeth Schambelan

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on Alexis Damianos

ENCORE
William Castle’s When Strangers Marry by Gary Giddins

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on the moral codes of documentary practice

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Amy Taubin and Gavin Smith & Rotterdam by Chris Darke

SCREENINGS
Private Fears in Public Places by Phillip Lopate, Red Road by Graham Fuller, 300 by Edward E. Crouse, After the Wedding by Joumane Chahine

HOME MOVIES
Performance by Paul Schrader, Prince of the City by Gavin Smith, Films of Ryuichi Hiroki by Chuck Stephens, Muriel by Kent Jones, Luc Moullet Collection by Paul Fileri, Bedazzled by Nicola Salvage, Count Dracula by Maitland McDonagh, Color Me Kubrick by Chris Chang, Mouchette by Mark McElhatten

READINGS
Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business by David Mamet, reviewed by Richard Schickel; Cartographic Cinema by Tom Conley, reviewed by José Teodoro; Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach, reviewed by Andrea Hoag; Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez, reviewed by Paul Fileri

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Interview: Charles Burnett by Alex Cox & Tod Davies