November/December 2009

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Michael Haneke interview, Richard Kelly's The Box, Robert Bresson and Sam Fuller, Anne Wiazemsky, Corneliu Porumboiu's Police, Adjective, Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men, Up in the Air, Laura Kern reports from the 6th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival

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FANTASTIC MR. FOX
By Kent Jones
Wes Anderson’s first 100 percent animated movie is a family film in more senses than one

MICHAEL HANEKE
By Alexander Horwath
A serious talk with the director of The White Ribbon

PRECIOUS
By Wesley Morris
Lee Daniels breaks new ground with a wrenching look at black life

RICHARD KELLY
By Nathan Lee
What’s inside The Box? Another unsettling trip through the cosmic looking glass

ROBERT BRESSON VS. SAMUEL FULLER
By Howard Hampton
Opposites refract: the pulpmeister and the priest reconsidered

ANNE WIAZEMSKY
By David Ehrenstein
Discovered by Bresson, married to Godard, an iconic actress tells (almost) all

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Women Without Men, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die, Site Specifics: Film-Philosophy, The Trivial Top 20: Most Memorable Instances of People Playing Themselves, Letters

HOT SET
Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy by Joan Dupont

THE ACCIDENTAL AUTEURIST
Andrew Sarris on Police, Adjective

SOUND & VISION
Anvil by Chuck Eddy & Aida Ruilova by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Jason Reitman by Harlan Jacobson

FESTIVALS
Venice by Olaf Möller; Toronto by Mark Olsen, Gavin Smith, Nicole Armour; Reykjavik by Laura Kern

SCREENINGS
Up in the Air by Scott Foundas, A Single Man by Amy Taubin, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans by Jessica Winter, Broken Embraces by Andrew Chan, The Road by José Teodoro

SHORT TAKES
Act of God by Chris Chang, Brothers by Laura Kern, Mammoth by Laura Kern, Me and Orson Welles by Nicolas Rapold, A Town Called Panic by Nicolas Rapold, Until the Light Takes Us by Chris Chang

HOME MOVIES
The Jean-Jacques Beineix Collection by Laura Kern

READINGS
Chris Petit on Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events