May/June 2010

Breathless at 50, the newly reconstructed Metropolis, Andrew Sarris on Roman Polanski, the best experimental films of the decade, The Oath, World on a Wire, Trash Humpers, and I Am Love, Alain Resnais interview, Mia Hansen-Løve, Lewis Klahr, Messiah of Evil

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FEATURES

NIKKI FINKE
By Roger Smith
The blogger who is every studio executive’s worst nightmare

BREATHLESS
By Geoffrey O’Brien
How Jean-Luc Godard’s one-movie revolution changed the world

THE KILLER INSIDE ME
By Graham Fuller
Michael Winterbottom’s Jim Thompson revival pulls no punches

MICHAEL DOUGLAS
By Scott Foundas
A salute to an actor/producer with a knack for tapping into the zeitgeist

ALAIN RESNAIS
By Amy Taubin
An interview with the 87-years-young director of Wild Grass

HOLOCAUST FILMS
By Kent Jones
How the legacy of Nazi filmmaker Veit Harlan haunts the life and work of his infamous son

METROPOLIS
By Chris Fujiwara
The 1927 classic takes a big step closer to Fritz Lang’s original version

MIA HANSEN-LØVE
By Kristen M. Jones
An up-and-coming director breaks through with The Father of My Children

LEWIS KLAHR
By Chris Stults
America’s prime mover of avant collage is forever traveling back in time

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Brillante Mendoza’s Kinatay, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Michele Lupo’s California, Site Specifics: Abecedarium by Jesse P. Finnegan, Trivial Top 20 (Expanded to 40): The Best Very, Very Long Films, Letters

FADE OUT
Paul Brunick remembers Robin Wood

AVANT-GARDE POLL
The best experimental films of the decade

SOUND & VISION
The Stone soundtrack by Ellerbee Thoms & Amar Kanwar by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

THE ACCIDENTAL AUTEURIST
Andrew Sarris on Roman Polanski

ENCORE
Messiah of Evil by Travis Crawford

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Robert Duvall by Harlan Jacobson

FESTIVALS
Berlin by Olaf Möller; South by Southwest by Mark Asch

SCREENINGS
The Oath by Irina Leimbacher, World on a Wire by Chuck Stephens, Trash Humpers by Amy Taubin, I Am Love by Nicolas Rapold

SHORT TAKES
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel by Nicolas Rapold, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo by Nicolas Rapold, Best Worst Movie by Laura Kern, Double Take by Chris Chang, Mademoiselle Chambon by Laura Kern, Solitary Man by Chris Chang

HOME MOVIES
Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties by Travis Crawford

READINGS
How to Be a Movie Star/Furious Love by Saul Austerlitz, Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s 

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

REVIEWS
Ondine by Andrew Chan, Warhol in the Desert by Chris Chang

FESTIVALS
Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2010 by Chris Chang