September/October 2011

Includes Amy Taubin on David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, Chris Norris on Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, reviews of Restless, Drive, Machine Gun Preacher, The Debt

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KEVIN JEROME EVERSON
By Irina Leimbacher
A prolific chronicler of black working-class life marks time in 16mm

A DANGEROUS METHOD
By Amy Taubin
Cronenberg’s treatment of Freud, Jung, and the woman who came between them

MELANCHOLIA
By Nicolas Rapold
When worlds collide: Lars von Trier’s new film ends with a bang

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
By Chris Norris
Scorsese reveals the Quiet Beatle standing behind Lennon and McCartney

AKI KAURISMÄKI
By Peter von Bagh
Finland’s finest explains why Le Havre is his most hopeful film yet

SODANKYLÄ FOREVER
By Nico Baumbach
A festival’s mosaic history of cinema in the words of 78 world-class directors

THE TURIN HORSE
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Misery loves company in the cinema of Béla Tarr

BEN RIVERS
By Jonathan Romney
The ongoing explorations of a man and his Bolex culminate in the feature-length Two Years at Sea

THE GR8 DISCONNECT 🙁
By Kent Jones
Film culture and industrial cinema, waving or drowning? Comment here:

STEVEN SODERBERGH
By Gavin Smith
An interview with Contagion’s workaholic wunderkind-made-good

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Markus Schleinzer’s Michael by Chris Chang, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die, Site Specifics: Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell by Jesse P. Finnegan, The Trivial Top 20: Best Black-and-White Films Since 1970, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Guilty Pleasures

FADE OUT
Robert Sklar by Richard Peña

FURTHER RESEARCH
Dave Kehr on Alfred Santell

SOUND & VISION
John Turturro’s Passione by Irwin Chusid & Ryan Trecartin by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

OLAF’S WORLD
Michael Glawogger by Olaf Möller

ENCORE
Lord Love a Duck by R. Emmet Sweeney

SCREENINGS
Restless by Paul Brunick, Martha Marcy May Marlene by Violet Lucca, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 by Ina Diane Archer, Like Crazy by Matthew Connolly

SHORT TAKES
The Debt by Laura Kern, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame by Chris Chang, Drive by Nicolas Rapold, Machine Gun Preacher by Laura Kern, Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure by Chris Chang, The Skin I Live In by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Our guide for the shut-in cinephile

READINGS
The Filming of Modern Life by Malcolm Turvey and more

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Handmade Man: An Interview with George Harrison
By Elaine Dutka

An Annotated* Tsui Hark Interview
By Grady Hendrix