September/October 2005

Good Night, and Good Luck. interview with Grant Heslov, Amy Taubin on David Cronenberg's A History of Violence, Shochiku Studio profiled by Chuck Stephens, Owen Land by Paul Arthur, Mikio Naruse, Dear Wendy, The Squid and the Whale

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FEATURES

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
By Amy Taubin
Cronenberg’s take on the American way

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.
By Philip Lopate
Murrow, McCarthy and TV before the fall

The J-Word
By Harlan Jacobson
An interview with Good Night, and Good Luck screenwriter Grant Heslov

SHOCHIKU
By Chuck Stephens
The studio that gave us both Ozu and Oshima
Plus: highlights from the studio’s output

OWEN LAND
By Paul Arthur
The iconoclast’s iconoclast

FOREVER AMBER
By David Mamet
Hollywood’s summer slump explained

MR. AND MRS. SMITH
By Stanley Cavell
A remarriage at gunpoint

MIKIO NARUSE
By Chris Fujiwara
The Japanese master rediscovered

WINTER SOLDIER
By Rob Nelson
Vietnam Flashback

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Cecil Taylor: All the Notes by Gary Giddins, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Léolo, Guilty Pleasures by Rob Zombie

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics review 25 new releases

OLAF’S WORLD
João Cesar Monteiro by Olaf Möller

SOUND & VISION
Yan Ban XiL The 8 Model Works by Chris Chang & Chantal Akerman’s Installation To Walk Next to One’s Shoelaces in and Empty Fridge by Nathan Lee

JOURNAL
Current Cinema in Israel by Uri Klein

FESTIVALS
Los Angeles by Mark Olsen

SCREENINGS
The Squid and the Whale by Melissa Anderson, Paradise Now by Joumane Chahine, Dear Wendy by Wesley Morris, Proof by Michael Agger

READINGS
Agee: Two Volumes of Selected Film Writings, Journalism & Fiction by Robert Horton

IN BRIEF

Critic After Dark: A Review of Philippine Cinema by Olaf Möller, The Red & the White: The Cinema of People’s Poland by Eliza Subotowicz, The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles by Brian Frye

HOME MOVIES
Devil in the Flesh by Gavin Smith, Over the Edge by Chuck Stephens, Shirley Temple Collection by Guy Maddin, The Color of Lies by Richard Combs, He Who Hits First, hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez by Paul Arthur, Little Britain by Gavin Smith

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at film society events