September/October 2009

Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, Alain Resnais’s Wild Grass, Guru Dutt, Andrew Sarris on Public Enemies, Sion Sono's Love ExposureThe Burning Plain by Melissa Anderson

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FEATURES

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
By Kent Jones
Spike Jonze takes another excursion into the psyche, and this time it’s child’s play

WILD GRASS
By Amy Taubin
Alain Resnais’s playful celebration of late-life amour fou

ANTICHRIST
By Larry Gross
The devil is a woman in Lars von Trier’s shocking psychodrama

ITALIAN NEOREALISM
By Stuart Klawans
The rise and fall and rise of an indestructible film movement

THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX
By Katja Nicodemus
Thirty years of terrorism on the German big screen

GURU DUTT
By Jacob Levich
The brief but brilliant career of a Bollywood triple threat

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Sion Sono’s Love Exposure, Peep Show, Site-Specifics: World Picture Journal, Fade Out, The Trivial Top 20: Best Acting by Musicial Performers

THE ACCIDENTAL AUTEURIST
Andrew Sarris on Public Enemies

ENCORE
Marcel L’Herbier’s L’Argent by Michael Almereyda

JOURNAL
Beijing by Li Hongyu, translated by Andrew Chan

SOUND & VISION
Apichatpong Weerasethakul by Philip Brophy & Yang Fudong by Chris Chang

OLAF’S WORLD
Ho Tzu Nyen by Olaf Möller

SCREENINGS
Bright Star by Nicola Evans, 35 Shots of Rum by Dave Kehr, The Informant! by Nicolas Rapold, The September Issue by Nathan Lee, The Burning Plain by Melissa Anderson, Defamation by Jennifer Dworkin, The Damned United by Graham Fuller

SHORT TAKES
Bronson by Chris Chang, The Maid by Laura Kern, The Messenger by Laura Kern, 9 by Chris Chang, Paris by Nicolas Rapold, We Live in Public by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Walden by Jesse P. Finnegan

READINGS
Dell Tamblyn on Film, a Sound Art

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society Events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

New York, I Love You
By David Zuckerman