November/December 2004

Pedro Almodóvar interview, New York Film Festival 2004 coverage, special section on Korean film, Russ Meyer obituary, A Very Long EngagementCaché

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FEATURES

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR
By Gary Indiana
The director’s fascination with identities-in-crisis continues
Plus: an interview with the maestro by Gavin Smith

VIDEO GAMES
By Graham Leggat
Silicon and celluloid—a mutual admiration society

DATE MOVIES
By Howard Hampton
Multiplex foreplay from Notting Hill to Spider-Man 2

SPECIAL SECTION: FOCUS ON KOREAN CINEMA

Introduction: A biased prologue by Chuck Stephens

Independents: Uncertain futures for the mavericks by Kyung Hyun Kim

Hong Sang-soo: The critics’ darling by Chuck Stephens

Horror: Back from beyond by Grady Hendrix

Romance: Role reversals by Darcy Paquet

Kim Ki-duk: The overrated poster boy by Tony Rayns

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Enrique Piñeyro’s Whiskey, Romeo, Zulu, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Anatole Litvak’s Blues in the Night (1941)

CRITICS CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

JOURNAL
Kim Young-jin on Seoul

SOUND & VISION
Miles Electric by Gary Giddins and Ana Mendieta by Chris Chang

OBIT
Russ Meyer by Chuck Stephens

FESTIVALS
Venice by Olaf Möller, Toronto by Mark Olsen, Nicole Armour and Gavin Smith, New York by Tony Pipolo

STORYBOARD
New fiction by Theodore Roszak

REVIEW
Dolls by Chuck Stephens, A Very Long Engagement by Dave Kehr, Moolaadé by Wesley Morris, Overnight by Paul Arthur

BOOKS
Gods in Polyester by Suzanne Donahue and Mikael Sovijärvi, reviewed by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
California Split by Gavin Smith, Pee-wee’s Playhoue by Gavin Smith, Hannibal by J. Hoberman, Fritz Land Epic Collection by Kent Jones, Marx Brothers Silver Screen Edition by Guy Maddin, Swoon by Chris Chang

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

ENDGAME
By Paul Arthur
Michael Haneke’s Caché