May/June 2007

Guy Maddin on Kenneth Anger, Jean-Daniel Pollet,  Lee Marvin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century, Robinson Devor's Zoo, Pascale Ferran, Judd Apatow

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FEATURES

ZOO
By Gary Indiana
A muddled documentary exploration of a taboo subject

SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY
By Nathan Lee
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ineffable wonders

KNOCKED UP
By Mark Olsen
The warm-hearted humanity of Judd Apatow’s comedies

KENNETH ANGER
By Guy Maddin
A tribute to the creator of Scorpio Rising

ANTHONY MANN
By Richard Combs
The ever-expanding horizons of a frontier auteur

PASCALE FERRAN
By Amy Taubin
The director behind the carnal vision of Lady Chatterly

LEE MARVIN
By Brynn White
The Hollywood icon who took no prisoners

JEAN-DANIEL POLLET
By Chris Darke
Sub rosa, sui generis, and ripe for posthumous rediscovery

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Hong Sang-soo’s Woman on the Beach by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s Flashback: Peter Watkins’s The War Game, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Rowland Brown’s Blood Money, Site Specifics: e-Cahiers du cinéma by Paul Fileri, Letters

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on the rise of the biodoc

OLAF’S WORLD
Cheang Pou-soi by Olaf Möller

SOUND & VISION
Radio On by Chris Chang & Muntean/Rosenblum by Adam E. Mendelsohn

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Julia Loktev by Harlan Jacobson

HOT SET
Olivier Assayas’s Boarding Gate by Saul Symonds

ENCORE
John Cromwell’s So Ends Our Night by Kent Jones

PLAYBILL
Solaris & Le Feu follet by Otto Buj

FESTIVALS
Berlin by Olaf Möller & New Directors/New Films by Kristin M. Jones

SCREENINGS
I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone by Chuck Stephens, The Boss of It All by Holly Willis, Là-bas by Amy Taubin, and You Kill Me by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
The Films of Kazuo Hara by Chuck Stephens, Smokin’ Aces by Gavin Smith, The Documentaries of Louis Malle by Paul Fileri, True Confessions by Paul Arthur, Alpha Dog by Laura Kern, Histoire(s) du cinéma by Kent Jones, The Doris Day Collection Vol. 2 by Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, Young Soul Rebels by Chris Chang, W.C. Fields Comedy Collection Vol. 2 by Chuck Stephens, and Music & Lyrics by Peter Gizzi

READINGS
Postcards from the Cinema by Serge Daney, reviewed by Kent Jones; Digital Filmmaking by Mike Figgis, reviewed by Holly Willis; Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture by Raymond J. Haberski Jr., reviewed by Megan Ratner; Don’t You Forget About Me:Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes edited by Jaime Clarke, reviewed by Laura Kern

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events