November/December 2007

No Country for Old Men, Amy Taubin on the mumblecore movement, Ingmar Bergman, Eagle Pennell, Jason Reitman’s Juno, PBS’s P.O.V., Ridley Scott interviewed, Southland TalesThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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FEATURES

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
By Geoffrey O’Brien
Joel and Ethan Coen’s hardboiled heartland

JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN
By Howard Hampton
The legendary frontman of a band that fused music with movies

INGMAR BERGMAN
By Kent Jones
The critical bind of the brand-name filmmaker

NOAH BAUMBACH
By Kristin M. Jones
Margot at the Wedding’s mordant comedy of family dysfunction

EAGLE PENNELL
By Daniel Stuyck
The rise and fall of a Texan maverick

MUMBLECORE
By Amy Taubin
Pros and cons of the much-hyped neo-indie movement

JUNO
By Starlee Kine
A director and his precocious teen protagonist come into their own

BATTLE FOR HADITHA VS. REDACTED
By Paul Arthur
To live and die in Iraq

DEPARTMENTS

OPENING SHOTS
Distributor Wanted: Useless by Chris Chang, The Devil is a Sissy by Guy Maddin, A Wonderful World by Alex Cox

GUILTY PLEASURES
Writer-director Richard LaGravenese’s 10 deadly sins

FADE OUT
Remembering Edward Yang, one of the masters of modern Taiwanese cinema, by Tony Rayns

SOUND & VISION
Seven Easy Pieces by Philip Brophy, the films of Richard Serra by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight film critics review 25 new releases

ENCORE
Between the Lines by Rob Nelson

ART OF THE REAL
Celebrating 20 years of P.B.S.’s P.O.V. by Paul Arthur

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Ridley Scott by Harlan Jacobson

OLAF’S WORLD
The unclassifiable films of Indian up-and-comer Amit Dutta, by Olaf Moller

PLAYBILL
Part three of the movie-poster travelogue, by Lorenzo Buj

FESTIVALS
Venice by Olaf Moller, Toronto by Mark Olsen and Nicole Armour

SCREENINGS
Southland Tales by Amy Taubin, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Laura Kern, Persepolis by Sam Adams, The Walker by Rob Nelson, Atonement by Graham Fuller

HOME MOVIES
The Charles Burnett Collection by Megan Ratner, Looks and Smiles by Gavin Smith, Valentino: Rediscovering an Icon of Silent Film by Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, Horrors of Malformed Men by Maitland McDonagh, Living Room Cinema: Vol. 1 by Margaret Barton-Fumo, Spiritual Exercises Black Night, The Pedro Infante Collection by José Teodoro, Ford at Fox by Kent Jones, Discovering Cinema by Paul Fileri

READINGS
Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents by Stephen Thrower, reviewed by Travis Crawford; The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger, reviewed by Robert Horton; Staring Back by Chris Marker, edited by Bill Horrigan, reviewed by Philip Lopate; Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters by August Ragone, reviewed by Vivian Sobchack

CLOSING SHOTS
Photos from the 2007 NYFF