March/April 2008

Includes Molly Haskell on Meryl Streep, Robin Wood on Munyurangabo, Distributor Wanted: Captain Ahab by Elisabeth Lequeret, Irina Leimbacher on Nicolas Klotz and his latest film, Heartbeat Detector, a review of Standard Operating Procedure by Michael Chaiken

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FEATURES

HORROR REMAKES FROM PSYCHO TO FUNNY GAMES
By Nathan Lee

A BETTER TOMORROW
By Robin Wood
Lee Isaac Chung’s astonishing debut, Munyurangabo, finds life after death in the killing fields of Rwanda

MERYL STREEP
By Molly Haskell
A retrospective in anticipation of the Film Society’s celebration of Streep’s career

THE BODY POLITIC
By Irina Leimbacher
The films of Nicolas Klotz interrogate the new world order from the lower depths to the executive suite

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO REPRODUCE MYSELF
By Paul Arthur
Shine a Light adds another chapter to Martin Scorsese’s ongoing romance with rock music and the Rolling Stones’ 40-year love affair with the movie camera

DEPARTMENTS

OPENING SHOTS
Distributor Wanted: Captain Ahab by Elisabeth Lequeret, Flashback: Alex Cox on Sleep Furiously, Site Specifics: Paul Fileri on David Bordwell, 2007 Readers’ Poll and Readers’ Comments

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on Patrick Tam, Hong Kong’s idiosyncratic maverick

SOUND & VISION
Listening to nothing in No Country for Old Men, by Philip Brophy, fragments and artifacts of an Antonioni movie that never was, by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight film critics rate 25 new releases

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on the re-release of Hearts of Darkness, the story behind production of Apocalypse Now.

33RD ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
by Alec Harvey and Donald Wilson

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Amy Taubin and Laura Kern, Rotterdam by Chris Darke and Gavin Smith

SCREENINGS
Boarding Gate by Jessica Winter, Stalags by Stuart Klawans, Standard Operating Procedure by Michael Chaiken, Paranoid Park by David Ehrenstein, Flight of the Red Balloon by Megan Ratner, J’entends plus la guitare by Paul Fileri, Love Songs by Kristin M. Jones

HOME MOVIES
New DVD releases include Films of Frederick Wiseman, Jones, Summer Palace, and The Living End

READINGS
The dispassionate eye of Otto Preminger, by Robert Horton

IN BRIEF
Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film by Nicolas Rapold, Orson Welles at Work by Joshua Cody, Canyon Cinema: The Life and Times of an Independent Film Distributor by Patrick Friel

CLOSING SHOTS
Film Society events