November/December 2006

Includes Kent Jones on Christopher Guest’s For Your ConsiderationDavid Thompson on the strange career of the late Polish cult filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, Claude Chabrol by Richard Combs, Amy Taubin on French fashion legend agnès b.’s secret life as a film producer, On Location in Hong Kong with Olivier Assayas

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FEATURES

BORAT
By Nathan Lee
A cretin from Kazakhstan pushes America’s buttons

AGNÈS B.
By Amy Taubin
A vogue for cinema

THE DEPARTED
By Jean-Pierre Gorin
The high-stakes psych-outs of Scorsese’s thriller

THE AURA
By Geoffrey O’Brien
Fabián Bielinsky’s hypnotic swan song

EUGÈNE GREEN
By Jonathan Romney
In his philosophical oeuvre, language is all

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK
By David Thompson
Seventies art cinema’s erotic provocateur

CHRISTOPHER GUEST
By Kent Jones
Team spirit strikes comedic gold

MARK LAPORE
By Tom Gunning
The ethical dilemmas of an avant-garde ethnographer

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Julia Loktev’s Day Night Day Night by Chris Chang, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Guy Maddin on Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s House of Strangers, Guilty Pleasures by Crispin Glover, Alex Cox’s Flashback: Alex Cox on Loose Change

ENCORE
Phillip Lopate on Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on Michael Apted’s “7 Up” series

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

SOUND & VISION
Funky Forest by Philip Brophy & Catherine Chalmers by Chris Chang

OLAF’S WORLD
Olaf Möller on The New Crowned Hope festival

FESTIVALS
Venice by Olaf Möller & Toronto by Gavin Smith, Mark Olsen, and Nicole Armour

SCREENINGS
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes by Guy Maddin, Volver by Manuel Yánez Murillo, What is it? by Nathan Lee, Fast Food Nation by Kristin M. Jones, and Our Daily Bread by Holly Willis

HOME MOVIES
Baby Face by Gavin Smith, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One by Paul Arthur, Paris Belongs to Us by Paul Fileri, The Family Game by Chuck Stephens, Dust Devil by Maitland McDonagh, The Norliss Tapes by Chris Chang, Police Squad! By Gavin Smith, Preston Sturges Collection by Kent Jones

READINGS
Dudley Andrew on The Village Voice Film Guide

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events