May/June 2014

David Michôd’s The Rover, Hong Kong midsection, Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs, Moustapha Akkad, John Wayne, the solution to "too many indies," James Gray's The Immigrant, Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best!, Berlin 2014 coverage, SXSW 2014 coverage

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FEATURES

THE ROVER
By Maitland McDonagh
David Michôd’s chase thriller puts a postapocalyptic spin on his exploration of violent masculinity

NIGHT MOVES
By Max Nelson
A radical environmentalist’s rejection of society sets him on a fatal course in Kelly Reichardt’s brooding thriller

MOUSTAPHA AKKAD
By Joumane Chahine
The career of the man behind the 1977 Islamic epic The Message is a study in determination

JOHN WAYNE
By Robert Horton
Recovering the actor—and the acting—from the icon

SPECIAL SECTION: MADE IN HONG KONG PART II

Introduction
By Grady Hendrix
The rise and fall of a golden age

Prime Movers A-Z
By Ross Chen, Tim Youngs & Grady Hendrix
A who’s who of today’s top commercial talents

Andrew Lau
By Grady Hendrix
The director of Infernal Affairs, Hong Kong’s one-man morale booster

Milestones
By Grady Hendrix
Key films from the post-1996 era

Johnnie To
By Howard Hampton
The thriller maestro takes the measure of modern Hong Kong morality

Postscript
By Grady Hendrix
The Hong Kong film industry’s marriage of convenience

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

Opening Shots
News, Hot Property: Andrei Gruszniczki’s Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Damiano Damiani’s A Bullet for the General, Site Specifics: cinetecavirtual.cl by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20: Best Movies with Names for Titles, Restoration Row

INDUSTRY
By Donald Wilson
The theatrical distribution overload

ENCORE
Henry Koster’s The Unfinished Dance by Nicole Armour

SOUND & VISION
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises by Philip Brophy and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Double Visions” by Jonathan Romney

critics’ choice
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

festivals
Berlin by Olaf Möller and South By Southwest by Violet Lucca

screenings
Stray Dogs by Tony Rayns, Venus in Fur by Amy Taubin, Palo Alto by Chris Norris, Ida by Graham Fuller

SHORT TAKES
Borgman by Nicolas Rapold, Cold in July by Eric Hynes, Filth by Violet Lucca, The Immigrant by Eric Hynes, 2 Autumns, 3 Winters by Nicolas Rapold, We Are the Best! by Violet Lucca

HOME MOVIES
Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection (1949-1959) by David Filipi, The Americanization of Emily by Frank Ombres, Men in War by Steven Mears, Black Jack by Jordan Osterer, Metallica: Through the Never by Laura Kern, The Big Melt by Violet Lucca, The People vs. Paul Crump by Jared Eisenstat, Stones & 20 Action and Destruction Films by David Gregory Lawson, Master of the House by Patrick Friel, Sorcerer by Kent Jones

readings
Olivier by Peter Ziegler, reviewed by Dan Callahan; Work(s) in Progress: Digital Film Restoration Within Archives edited by Kerstin Parth, Oliver Hanley & Thomas Ballhausen, reviewed by Max Nelson; The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson, reviewed by Nicole Armour; Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s by Matthew Kennedy, reviewed by Michael Koresky

Graphic Detail
Boris Grinsson by Adrian Curry