November/December 2012

Denzel Washington in Flight, Alfred Hitchcock, Room 237Tabu, book-length film studies, Bruce Goldstein, Red DawnMiss Lovely, La furia umana, Cristian Mungiu, Wu Nien-jen's A Borrowed LifeSilver Linings PlaybookThe Central Park FiveCloud Atlas

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FEATURES

DENZEL WASHINGTON
By Gavin Smith
The A-list actor leaves his comfort zone behind with Flight

ALFRED HITCHCOCK
By Richard Combs
Britain reclaims the Master of Suspense by resurrecting his earliest features

ROOM 237
By B. Kite
Obsessive theories about Kubrick’s The Shining get their day in court

TABU
By Haden Guest
Miguel Gomes’s tale of doomed love and faded hopes in Portugal’s colonial past

BOOK-LENGTH FILM STUDIES
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Two literary stars get up close and personal with films by Tarkovsky and Ozu

BRUCE GOLDSTEIN
By Kent Jones
The repertory programmer of New York’s Film Forum talks about life in the trenches of cinephilia

RED DAWN
By J . Hoberman
Same paranoia, different bogeymen: a Reagan-era classic gets a makeover

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: George and Beth Gage’s Bidder 70, Site Specifics: La furia umana by Jesse P. Finnegan, The Trivial Top 20®: Best Live-Action Musicals Since 1970

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Cristian Mungiu by Harlan Jacobson

ENCORE
Wu Nien-jen’s A Borrowed Life by Andrew Chan

FURTHER RESEARCH
Hugo Fregonese by Dave Kehr

SOUND & VISION
Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher by Chris Chang & 3MB by Violet Lucca

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Venice by Olaf Möller, Toronto by Gavin Smith and Nicole Armour, and Locarno by Chris Darke

SCREENINGS
Silver Linings Playbook by Emma Myers, The Central Park Five by Chris Chang, Cloud Atlas by Violet Lucca

SHORT TAKES
Anna Karenina by Graham Fuller, Chasing Ice by Chris Chang, The Comedy by Nicolas Rapold, The Impossible by Chris Chang, Rust and Bone by Laura Kern, This Must Be the Place by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Sokurov: Early Masterworks by Chris Chang, Twilight’s Last Gleaming by Chuck Stephens, Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles by David Filipi, Études sur Paris by Patrick Friel, When Horror Came to Shochiku by Travis Crawford, Born to Be Bad by Chris Chang, Sunday Bloody Sunday by Emma Myers, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Graham Corrigan, The Sorcerers by Sarah Mankoff, Mundane History by Meredith Slifkin

READINGS
David Denby’s Do the Movies Have a Future?, reviewed by Peter Tonguette; Kent Jones’s Olivier Assayas & Olivier Assayas’s A Post-May Adolescence, reviewed by Nico Baumbach; David Luhrssen’s Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen, reviewed by Justin Stewart

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events