September/October 2006

Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Paul Schrader’s film canon, Lino Brocka’s Insiang, Miklós Jancsó, Paul Arthur on Iraq war docs

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FEATURES

MARIE ANTOINETTE
By Nathan Lee
For Sofia Coppola, sensibility trumps sense

KIRSTEN DUNST
By Melissa Anderson
The girl next door does Versailles

THE FILM CANON
By Paul Schrader
What constitutes a cinematic masterpiece?

OLD JOY
By Dave Kehr
Kelly Reichardt’s cinema of disconnection

WARHOL BY WAY OF CRONENBERG
By Amy Taubin
A pop-art-icon seen through the eyes of a subversive auteur

WHEN CRITICS ATTACK
By Caveh Zahedi
The director of I Am a Sex Addict bites back

MIKLÓS JANCSÓ
By J. Hoberman
The Hungarian master’s late-Sixties trilogy

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Guy Maddin on Anthony Mann’s The Great Flamarion, Alex Cox’s Flashback: Alex Cox on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo, Distributor Wanted: Ngozi Onwurah’s Shoot the Messenger by Chris Chang

ENCORE
José B. Capino on Lino Brocka’s Insiang

FIRST LOOK
Stephen Frears’s The Queen by Graham Fuller

SOUND & VISION
Michael Haneke by Philip Brophy & Douglas Gordon by Chris Chang

ART OF THE REAL
Paul Arthur on Iraq war docs

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

SCREENINGS
Mutual Appreciation by Amy Taubin, Shortbus by Nathan Lee, Infamous by Kristin M. Jones, and The Last King of Scotland by Graham Fuller

HOME MOVIES
Four Short Films by Jean-Luc Godard by Gavin Smith, Wanda by Chuck Stephens, Three Crowns of the Sailor by Mark McElhatten, The Films of Su Friedrich by Paul Arthur, Broken Trail by Richard Combs, Jigoku by Tom Mes, The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats by Laura Kern, The Unit by Gavin Smith

READINGS
Joseph McBride’s What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? by David Thompson

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

RAM GOPAL VARMA
By Grady Hendrix

Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006
By Chris Chang