September/October 2010

David Fincher’s The Social Network, part two of Paul Brunick’s article on the recent state of film criticism, Tom Mes on Masahiro Shinoda, Andrew Sarris on Sacha Guitry, reviews of Tamara Drewe, Nuremberg, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Last Train Home, plus short takes on Buried, Catfish, Heartbreaker, The Milk of Sorrow, Nowhere Boy, and Vision

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Davis Guggenheim
By Christine Spines
The director of An Inconvenient Truth goes back to school with Waiting for “Superman”

Enter the Void
By Chris Norris
Gaspar Noé invites you to join him on the ultimate head trip

Never Let Me Go
By Kristin M. Jones
Life is short and bittersweet in Mark Romanek’s Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation

Online Criticism II
By Paul Brunick
Rumors of film criticism’s death have been greatly exaggerated

The Exorcist
By Kent Jones
The human factor that gives William Friedkin’s film its lasting power

Special NYFF Section

The Social Network
By Scott Foundas
It takes one jilted nerd to change the world per David Fincher’s new film

Film Socialisme
By Amy Taubin
Godard bids farewell to language—and perhaps to cinema itself (again)

Carlos
By J. Hoberman
Olivier Assayas goes for broke with his epic chronicle of a superstar terrorist

My Joy
By Anton Dolin
A grim, blackly funny journey ot the Russian dark side

Masahiro Shinoda
By Tom Mes
The Japanese New Waver who looked to history for the answers

Departments

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die, Site Specifics, Trivial Top 20® Expanded to 50: Best Films Set in the Film World

Olaf’s World
Jacques Baratier by Olaf Möller

Sound & Vision
Steven Severin by Chris Chang & Teorema by Tony Pipolo

The Accidental Auterist
Sacha Guitry by Andrew Sarris

Brief Encounters
Abbas Kiarostami by Harlan Jacobson

Screenings
Tamara Drewe by Amy Taubin, Nuremberg by Nicolas Rapold, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by David Zuckerman, Last Train Home by Andrew Chan

Short Takes
Buried by Laura Kern, Catfish by Nicolas Rapold, Heartbreaker by Laura Kern, The Milk of Sorrow by Chris Chang, Nowhere Boy by Chris Chang, Vision by Nicolas Rapold

Home Movies
The Actuality Dramas of Allan King by Nicolas Rapold

Readings
Robert Horton on Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille