September/October 2007

Jonathan Romney on Jacques Rivette, Reviews of Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the return of William Friedkin’s Cruising, the controversy over Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz

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FEATURES

FASSBINDER
By Katja Nicodemus
Controversy over the sanitization of a dead filmmaker’s life
Plus: A statement by Fassbinder’s colleagues

THE DARJEELING LIMITED
By Chris Norris
All aboard Wes Anderson’s soul train

CRUISING
By Melissa Anderson
Is William Friedkin’s 1980 film maudit homophobic or not?

I’M NOT THERE
By Larry Gross
Todd Haynes’s radical, prismatic, exploding Dylan whatsit

SIDNEY LUMET
By Gary Giddins
With Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the elder statesman of New York moviemaking lands another knockout punch

DAVID CRONENBERG
By Amy Taubin
The director of Eastern Promises on Muslim extremism, the Russian mob, and a certain naked knife fight

JACQUES RIVETTE
By Jonathan Romney
The inscrutable role-playing games of this French master continue with The Duchess of Langeais

KIHACHI OKAMOTO
By Tom Mes
Why this major Japanese director’s career remains unknown in the West

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Distributor Wanted: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi’s Actress by Amy Taubin, Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Felix Feist’s Deluge, Flashback: Richard Fleischer’s Che! by Alex Cox, Site Specifics: UbuWeb by Paul Fileri

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new and recent releases

ENCORE
Ralph Murphy’s Girl Without a Room by Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

SOUND & VISION
Scott Walker by Chris Norris & Day Is Done by Chris Chang

ART OF THE REAL
Heddy Honigmann’s Forever by Paul Arthur

OLAF’S WORLD
Joaquim Pedro de Andrade by Olaf Möller

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Anthony Hopkins by Harlan Jacobson

FESTIVALS
Bergman Week on Fårö by Laura Kern

SCREENINGS
Gone Baby Gone by Geoffrey O’Brien, Feast of Love by Andrew Sarris, Still Life by Richard Combs, The Brave One by Amy Taubin, The Last Winter by John Anderson, and The Untouchable by Paul Fileri

HOME MOVIES
Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934 by Paul Arthur, O Lucky Man! by Gavin Smith, Private Property by Amy Taubin, Witchfinder General, Maitland McDonagh, The First Films of Samuel Fuller by Margaret Barton-Fumo, Mathieu Amalric X 2 by Paul Fileri, Our Hitler, A Film From Germany by Michael Chaiken, Scarecrows by Laura Kern, Negativeland: Our Favorite Things by Jason Gross

READINGS
D.N. Rodowick’s The Virtual Life of Film by Tom Gunning

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events