March/April 2009

Includes Richard Schickel on Tom Hanks, an interview with 24 City director Jia Zhangke by Andrew Chan, Nicolas Rapold on Satyajit Ray, Kent Jones on Robert Mulligan’s The Stalking Moon, Geoffrey O’Brien revisits The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Amy Taubin takes a first look at Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Hot Property: Louise-Michel, Site Specifics: indieWIRE & The Daily@IFC.com by Paul Fileri, a review of Summer Hours by Frédéric Bonnaud

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FEATURES

ADVENTURELAND
By Mark Olsen
A personal take on post-college doldrums from the director of Superbad

TREELESS MOUNTAIN
By Kristin M. Jones
So Yong Kim takes us into the private world of two neglected children

TOM HANKS
By Richard Schickel
America’s favorite Everyman makes it all look easy

HUNGER
By Graham Fuller
An uncompromising vision of brute force and unconquerable will from artist Steve McQeen

24 CITY
By Andrew Chan
Jia Zhangke on chasing down the modern realities of China
Plus: an exclusive online interview

PARADISE
By Jonathan Lethem
Moving-image notebook? Essay Film? Michael Almereyda discusses his latest cinematic hybrid

THE STALKING MOON
By Kent Jones
The late Robert Mulligan’s undervalued career hit a peak with this brooding Western

SATYAJIT RAY
By Nicolas Rapold
India’s greatest auteur defined his country for a generation of filmgoers

GROSSES GLOSS
By Alec Harvey and Donald Wilson
Our 2008 box-office survey strikes a hopeful note—or does it?

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, First Look: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench by Amy Taubin, Hot Property: Benoit Delepine and Gustave de Kervern’s Louise-Michel by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s 1,000 Ways to Die: Gianfranco Baldanello’s Black Jack, Site Specfiics: IndieWire & The DailyIFC, The Trivial Top 20: Best Films Directed by Actors, Letters, 2008 Extended Readers’ Poll, plus Readers’ Comments

ENCORE
Peter Yates’s The Friends of Eddie Coyle by Geoffrey O’Brien

SOUND & VISION
Andy Warhol by Chris Chang and Dan Graham by Jim Supanick

CRITIC’S CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

JOURNAL
Current state of French Cinema by Elisabeth Lequeret

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Laura Kern and Rob Nelson, Rotterdam by Gavin Smith

SCREENINGS
Summer Hours by Frédéric Bonnaud, I Love You Man by Paul Brunick, Sugar by Nicole Armour, Tokyo Sonata by Genevieve Yue, Julia by Nathan Lee

SHORT TAKES
The Education of Charlie Banks by Nicolas Rapold, Every Little Step by Michael Koresky, Goodbye Solo by Nicolas Rapold, Sin Nombre by Chris Chang, Tokyo! by Nicolas Rapold, 12 by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986 by Patrick Friel; Gumshoe by Gavin Smith; Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 3: William Wellman at Warner Bros. by Kent Jones; Bollywood Horror Collection Vol. 2 by David Chute; Role Models by Evan Davis; In the Electric Mist by Nicolas Rapold; Dennis Potter: 3 to Remember by Graham Fuller; The Sinful Dwarf by Maitland McDonagh; A Secret by Chris Chang

READINGS
Kevin Canfield on The Night of the Hunter: A Biography of a Film

IN BRIEF
Frankly, My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited by Eleanor Ringel Cater; Britton on Film: The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton by Jonathan Rosenbaum; Film Curatorship: Archives, Museums, and the Digital Marketplace by Thomas Beard

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society Events