November/December 2015

Pro and con views on Son of Saul, Todd Haynes on Carol, Charles Bronson, Miguel Gomes on Arabian Nights, Frederick Wiseman’s In Jackson Heights, Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van, John Crowley’s Brooklyn

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SON OF SAUL #1
By Jonathan Romney
László Nemes’s harrowing extermination-camp drama yields the ultimate ground-level view of the Holocaust

SON OF SAUL #2
By Stefan Grissemann
Purporting to depict the unimaginable, this immersive “thriller” takes us inside Auschwitz’s death factory—and goes over the line

CAROL
By Nick Davis
Todd Haynes opens up about his adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel of forbidden love

CHARLES BRONSON
By Chris Petit
An appraisal of the tough-guy superstar the Italians nicknamed Il Brutto

ARABIAN NIGHTS
By Francisco Ferreira
Miguel Gomes discusses his trilogy and its Portuguese blend of magical realism and economic reality

GAME CHANGERS
By Paul Schrader
Color: part seven of a technological history of cinema

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Omer Fast’s Remainder by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die:  L.M. “Kit” Carson and Lawrence Schiller’s The Last Movie, Site Specifics: The Chiseler by Violet Luca, Trivial Top 20: Best Sequels, Matías Piñeiro’s In the Moment: Setsuko Hara in No Regrets for Our Youth, Restoration Row: Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger by Max Nelson

MAKE IT REAL
Frederick Wiseman’s In Jackson Heights by Eric Hynes

SOUND & VISION
Ray Davies by Chris Norris and Guy Maddin’s Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton by Nicolas Rapold

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ENCORE
Elia Kazan’s The Arrangement by Scott Eyman

FESTIVALS
Locarno by Nick Pinkerton, Toronto by Gavin Smith and Nicolas Rapold, Venice by Olaf Möller

SCREENINGS
Spotlight by David Fear, 45 Years by Michael Koresky, The Lady in the Van by Graham Fuller, Brooklyn by Michael Sragow

SHORT TAKES
Casa Grande by Nicolas Rapold, Entertainment by Nicolas Rapold, The Hallow by Violet Lucca, Mustang by Yonca Talu, Theeb by Violet Lucca, Trumbo by Steven Mears

HOME MOVIES
Julien Duvivier in the Thirties by Max Nelson, Roar by Nick Pinkerton, The Appearance by Dan Sullivan, Junun by Nicolas Rapold, The Journey Home by Michael Sragow, The Gift by David Fear, Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970 by Patrick Friel, Je t’aime, je t’aime by Emma Myers, The Tenderness of the Wolves by Steven Mears, The Gumby Show by David Filipi

READINGS
David Lynch: The Man from Another Place by Dennis Lim, reviewed by Robert Horton; Cruising the Movies: A Sexual Guide to “Oldies” on TV by Boyd McDonald, reviewed by Nathan Lee; Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir by Terry Gilliam & Ben Thompson, reviewed by Eric Hynes; William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come by James Curtis, reviewed by Farran Smith Nehme

GRAPHIC DETAIL
Antonio Fernández Reboiro by Adrian Curry