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Current Issue - November/December 2014

FEATURES

INTERSTELLAR
By Vivian Sobchack
Christopher Nolan’s dazzling new film is about relativity in more ways than one
Plus: Geoffrey O’Brien on Interstellar’s haunting temporal arcs

INHERENT VICE
By Howard Hampton
Counterculture and straight world collide as a heartbroken hippie PI investigates a disappearance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s jam-packed comedy

GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
By Nico Baumbach
Jean-Luc Godard puts 3-D to the test by doubling down
Plus: Paul Dallas questions DP Fabrice Aragno on his collaboration with JLG

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV
By Anton Dolin
A stubborn maverick takes aim at Putin’s Russia with Leviathan

GAME CHANGERS
By Paul Schrader
Editing: part three of a technological history of cinema

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S LETTER

Opening Shots
News, Hot Property: Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Paul Williams’s The Revolutionary, Site Specifics: colonialfilm.org.uk by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20: Best Fiction Films About Real Writers, Restoration Row

FADE out
Peter von Bagh by Olaf Möller

ENCORE
Robert Parrish’s The Wonderful Country by Philippe Garnier 

SOUND & VISION
Goodbye to Language by Philip Brophy and Stations of the Elevated by Nick Pinkerton

critics’ choice
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Locarno by Chris Darke, Venice by Olaf Möller, Toronto by Joumane Chahine, Gavin Smith, and Nicole Armour

screenings
Foxcatcher by Farran Smith Nehme, The Homesman by Robert Horton, The Imitation Game by Graham Fuller, Beloved Sisters by Olaf Möller

SHORT TAKES
Actress by Nicolas Rapold, The Babadook by Nicolas Rapold, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Violet Lucca, The Theory of Everything by Eric Hynes, Two Days, One Night by Max Nelson, Wild by Jared Eisenstat 

HOME MOVIES
Paulino Viota: Works 1966-1982 by Manuel Yáñez-Murillo, Blue Movie by Giovanni Vimercati, Nightbreed by Maitland McDonagh, Les Blank: Always for Pleasure by Robert Horton, Iguana by Patrick Friel, On Strike! Chris Marker & The Medvedkin Group by Max Nelson, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by David Filipi, One Day Pina Asked... by Nicolas Rapold, Sundays and Cybèle by Laura Kern, The Lusty Men by Graham Fuller, The Knick by David Fear

readings
Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos edited by Mark Webber, reviewed by Tony Pipolo; “It’s the Pictures That Got Small”: Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age edited by Anthony Slide, reviewed by James Hughes; On Set with John Carpenter: The Photographs of Kim Gottlieb-Walker by Kim Gottlieb-Walker, reviewed by R. Emmet Sweeney; Terence Davies by Michael Koresky, reviewed by Steven Mears

Graphic DetAIl
Jan Lenica by Adrian Curry

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