September/October 2012

Kent Jones on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Ira Sachs's Keep the Lights On, two views on the film adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, an interview with Jean-Louis Trintignant, The New York Film Festival at 50, Peter Kubelka, Wuthering Heights, Gabriel Over the White House, Chris Marker, and Grzegorz Królikiewicz

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THE MASTER
By Kent Jones
P.T. Anderson takes a hard look at the American craving for transcendence

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
By Nathan Lee
Boy meets boy in Ira Sachs’s chronicle of the highs and lows of modern love

NATIVE SON
By Stanley Crouch
A rediscovered 1950 version of Richard Wright’s novel paints it noir
Plus: The making and unmaking of Native Son by Edgardo C. Krebs

JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT
By Joan DuPont
An exclusive interview with the self-proclaimed “country boy” on his return to the big screen for Michael Haneke’s Amour

THE NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL AT 50
A Brief History by Gavin Smith
How we got from there to here

Richard Peña by Kent Jones
A festival director looks back at 25 years of world cinema

PETER KUBELKA
By Stefan Grissemann
Austria’s avant-garde master builds a Monument to film

WUTHERING HEIGHTS
By Graham Fuller
Andrea Arnold on how she used gritty realism to upend Heritage Cinema

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
By J. Hoberman
Gregory La Cava’s 1933 curio conjures up a fascistic presidential savior

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Darezhan Omirbaev’s The Student, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Federico Fellini’s Toby Dammit, Site Specifics: i-docs.org, The Trivial Top 20® (Expanded to 50): Greatest Self-Directors

FADE OUT
Chris Marker by Larry Gross

FURTHER RESEARCH
Dave Kehr on Roy Ward Baker

SOUND & VISION
Reach of Resonance by Joe Milutis & David Lynch by Chris Chang

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Chad Everett by Chuck Stephens

CRITICS CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

ENCORE
Desperate Characters by Peter Tonguette

OLAF’S WORLD
Grzegorz Królikiewicz

SCREENINGS
The Ambassador by Jennifer Dworkin, Sister by Emma Myers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Violet Lucca

SHORT TAKES
Girl Model by Violet Lucca, Holy Motors by Chris Chang, Lawless by Nicolas Rapold, Photographic Memory by Nicolas Rapold, Sleepwalk With Me by Violet Lucca, V/H/S by Chris Chang

HOME MOVIES
The Whisperer in Darkness by Maitland McDonagh, The Devil, Probably by Michael Chaiken, Macbeth by B. Kite, Lonesome by Patrick Friel, Brass Target by Graham Corrigan, The Most Dangerous Game & Gow, the Headhunter by Jonathan Robbins, Crime Does Not Pay: The Complete Shorts Collection by Chuck Stephens, The Last of England by Chris Chang, Steve Martin: The Television Stuff by Meredith Slifkin, Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Denis Young) by Wilma Schoen by Jesse P. Finnegan

READINGS
David Thomson’s The Big Screen reviewed by Robert Horton; Anthony Slide’s Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins reviewed by R. Emmet Sweeney; Alisa Perren’s Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s reviewed by Eric Hynes; Mark Shiel’s Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles reviewed by Michael Talbott

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events