March/April 2012

Includes the Best Films of 2011 Readers' Poll results, Terence Davies, Aleksei German, Gilbert Adair, reviews of This is Not a Film, Attenberg, The Cabin in the Woods, and more

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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, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die, Site Specifics, The Trivial Top 20®, 2011 Readers’ Poll

FADE OUT
Bingham Ray and Gilbert Adair

FURTHER RESEARCH
Dave Kehr on Bernard Vorhaus

SOUND & VISION
Last Days Here & The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Brenda Sykes

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Sean Penn

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

SCREENINGS
This Is Not a Film, The Raid, Keyhole, Red Tails, and Short Takes on Attenberg, The Cabin in the Woods, Gerhard Richter Painting, The Hunter, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi

HOME MOVIES
Our guide for the shut-in cinephile

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

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events