March/April 2012

2011 Readers’ Poll results, interview with the Dardenne Brothers, Terence Davies’s The Deep Blue Sea, Aleksei German, Jonathan Rosenbaum remembers Gilbert Adair, This is Not a Film, grosses gloss, Attenberg, The Cabin in the Woods, Sean Penn interview

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THE KID WITH A BIKE
By Frédéric Bonnaud
The Dardenne Brothers on kindness, fairy tales, and their fondness for filming action scenes

ALEKSEI GERMAN
By Anton Dolin
A misfit Russian master’s 40-year campaign to rethink his nation’s historical ruptures

FOUND-FOOTAGE CINEMA
By J. Hoberman
How Joe Dante and Ken Jacobs hijacked the movies

THE DEEP BLUE SEA
By Graham Fuller
Terence Davies discusses his devastating exploration of unrequited love

CINEPHILIA (Part One, Two, and Three)
By Nico Baumbach
Can movie love be reconciled with so-called Grand Theory?

THE 37TH ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
By Donald Wilson
We crunch 2011’s box-office numbers so that you won’t have to

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Pablo Giorgelli’s Las Acacias by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: David Miller’s Executive Action, Site Specifics: meineigenheim.org by Jesse P. Finnegan, The Trivial Top 20: Worst Winners of Best Picture Oscars, 2011 Readers’ Poll

FADE OUT
Bingham Ray by Michael Barker and Gilbert Adair by Jonathan Rosenbaum

FURTHER RESEARCH
Dave Kehr on Bernard Vorhaus

SOUND & VISION
Last Days Here by Chris Norris & The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye by Chris Chang

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Brenda Sykes by Chuck Stephens

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Sean Penn by Harlan Jacobson

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

SCREENINGS
This Is Not a Film by Philip Lopate, Keyhole by Geoffrey O’Brien, The Raid by Grady Hendrix, Red Tails by Ina Archer

SHORT TAKES
Attenberg by Nicolas Rapold, The Cabin in the Woods by Laura Kern, Gerhard Richter Painting by Nicolas Rapold, The Hunter by Chris Chang, Jeff, Who Lives at Home by Paul Brunick, Jiro Dreams of Sushi by Chris Chang

HOME MOVIES
The Cinema of Jean Rollin by Maitland McDonagh, Miklos Jancsó box set/Red Psalm by Chuck Stephens, American Dreams (lost and found) & Landscape Suicide by Patrick Friel, The Sky Turns by Michael Joshua Rowin, Chung Kuo China by Andrew Schenker, Dressing for Pleasure: The Films of John Samson by Violet Lucca, The Bed Sitting Room by Jonathan Robbins, Conversation Piece by Kevin Anderson, The Myth of the American Sleepover by Sophie Blum

READINGS
The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir by Claude Lanzmann, reviewed by Kent Jones; Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass by Alan Greenberg, reviewed by Chris Chang; Dirty Dancing: A Celebration with a foreword by Eleanor Bergstein, reviewed by Laura Kern; RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born by Richard B. Jewell, reviewed by Kevin Canfield

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events