March/April 2016

Apichatpong Weerasethakul interview, pre-Stonewall queer film, Kent Jones on the American voice in film, King Hu, Vincent Lindon interview, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, Grosses Gloss reloaded, Paul Schrader on production design, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room

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CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR
By Violet Lucca
Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about the conflicted moods in his new film and the lingering influences of Thailand’s troubled past

BEFORE STONEWALL
By Michael Koresky
The full artistic scope of queer cinema transcends categories in its groundbreaking portrayals of desire and loss

VINCENT LINDON
By Joan Dupont
The French star of The Measure of a Man explains what it takes to seem ordinary

KING HU
By Andrew Chan
The martial-arts pioneer who brought dynamic grace to the genre

THE AMERICAN VOICE IN FILM
By Kent Jones
On a homegrown cinematic language, where word and image are united

GROSSES GLOSS RELOADED
By Donald Wilson
The revolution in streaming, which changed the industry and helped make our annual box-office chart a thing of the past

GAME CHANGERS
By Paul Schrader
Production design: part nine of a technological history of cinema
Plus: Michael Sragow interviews the visionary Jack Fisk

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Pietro Marcello’s Lost and Beautiful by Nicolas Rapold, Matías Piñeiro’s In the Moment: Louise Beavers in Imitation of Life, Site Specifics: Sound Design by Matthew Morrison, Restoration Row by Max Nelson, Readers’ Poll

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
John Turturro by Harlan Jacobson

SOUND & VISION
David Bowie by Nick Pinkerton and Aleksandr Sokurov’s Francofonia by Christina Svendsen

MAKE IT REAL
All These Sleepless Nights and The Fits by Eric Hynes

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Amy Taubin and Laura Kern

SCREENINGS
Everybody Wants Some by Nick Pinkerton, The Lobster by Yonca Talu, Green Room by David Fear, Marguerite by Kristin M. Jones

SHORT TAKES
Emelie by R. Emmet Sweeney, Louder Than Bombs by Yonca Talu, Miles Ahead by Andrew Chan, Neon Bull by Violet Lucca, Remember by Steven Mears, Take Me to the River by Manuel Betancourt

HOME MOVIES
Paris Belongs to Us by Nick Pinkerton, The Southerner by Michael Sragow, A Brighter Summer Day by Andrew Chan, Nikkatsu Diamond Guys, Volume 1 by Marc Walkow, Paolo Gioli: The Complete Filmworks by Patrick Friel, Murder in the Cathedral by Graham Fuller, Creed by Eric Hynes, Try and Get Me! by Steven Mears, The Littlest Hobo by Violet Lucca, The Unseen by Nicolas Rapold

READINGS
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story by Mollie Gregory, reviewed by Grady Hendrix; White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan by Tom Rice, reviewed by J. Hoberman; Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler by Chip Jacobs, reviewed by Matthew Morrison; Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System by Emily Carman, reviewed by Farran Smith Nehme

GRAPHIC DETAIL
Peter Strausfeld by Adrian Curry