Film Society of Lincoln Center

Current Issue - March/April 2015

FEATURES

SAINT LAURENT
By Nathan Lee
With Bertrand Bonello’s swooning anti-biopic, the less you know about the innovative fashion designer, the better

CRITICISM AND ACTORS
By Kent Jones
Why does movie acting continue to be one of film criticism’s great blind spots?

ROBERT REDFORD
By Beverly Walker
This restless star turned director turned indie prime mover remains the captain of his own ship

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
By Howard Hampton
Olivier Assayas scales new heights, taking this psychodrama of an aging star and her youthful assistant into unpredictable realms

JOHN BOORMAN
By Graham Fuller
The octogenarian auteur discusses Queen and Country, his autobiographical swan song recalling army life

THE 40TH ANNUAL GROSSES GLOSS
By Donald Wilson
Ticket sales fell to 1993 levels, but the indies had a stellar year and several theatrical/VOD business models broke through

Plus: Hollywood Studios on the Brink. The majors are no closer to getting with the digital program as home-video revenues sink. Roger Smith explains

GAME CHANGERS
By Paul Schrader
Camera movement: part four of a technological history of cinema

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Virgil Vernier's Mercuriales by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso, Site Specifics: Who Cares About Actresses by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20®: Best Final Performances, Restoration Row: Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow by Max Nelson

READERS’ POLL
You picked the winners of 2014

HOT SET
Love in Khon Kaen, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s next feature by Giovanni Marchini Camia

GUILTY PLEASURES
Peter Strickland

SOUND & VISION
Jonny Greenwood by David Louis Zuckerman and John Waters's Kiddie Flamingos by Nicolas Rapold

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Louis Jean Heydt by Chuck Stephens

critics’ choice
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Sundance by Amy Taubin and Laura Kern, Rotterdam by Gavin Smith

SCREENINGS
White God by Max Nelson, Merchants of Doubt by Amy Taubin, While We're Young by Emma Myers, True Story by Chris Norris

SHORT TAKES
Effie Gray by Graham Fuller, Faults by Nicolas Rapold, The Hunting Ground by Eric Hynes, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq by Nicolas Rapold, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter by Violet Lucca, The Salvation by Laura Kern

HOME MOVIES
Night Will Fall by Graham Fuller, Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas by Chuck Stephens, Ned Rifle by Emma Myers, Top Five by David Fear, Momoe’s Lips & Sex Hunter: Wet Target by Marc Walkow, The Soft Skin by Jackson Arn, Ride the Pink Horse by Nick Pinkerton, The Authentic Trial of Carl-Emmanuel Jung by Patrick Friel, Nightcrawler by Steven Mears

READINGS
Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical by Larry Ceplair & Christopher Trumbo, reviewed by Scott Eyman; The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film by Paul Seydor, reviewed by Kevin Canfield, Mise en Scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art by Adrian Martin, reviewed by Noah Isenberg; A Kim Jong-il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power by Paul Fischer, reviewed by J. Hoberman

GRAPHIC DETAIL
Philip Castle by Adrian Curry

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