January/February 2005

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Cover: Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator by Geoffrey O’Brien

Israeli-Palestinian Doc Route 181 by Harlan Jacobson
Million Dollar Baby Director Clint Eastwood Interviewed by Amy Taubin
Documentary/Fiction Hybrids by Kent Jones
Jean-Luc Godard by Richard Combs and Raymond Durgnat
Godard Interviewed by Frédéric Bonnaud
Otar Iosseliani by Phillip Lopate
Bruce Conner’s The White Rose by Greil Marcus
Political Docs by Alice Lovejoy

2004 Wrap-Up: Critics poll of Top 20 Films of the Year, Movies that Mattered, Industry Report, The Rise of Pixar, Michael Tolkin’s Letter from Hollywood

Distributor Wanted: Straub/Huillet’s A Visit to the Louvre by Frédéric Bonnaud

Guy Maddin’s Jolly Corner: Mervyn LeRoy’s 1942 Amnesia Melodrama Random Harvest

Olaf’s World: Murdered Dutch Filmmaker Theo van Gogh by Olaf Möller

Sound & Vision: Chris Chang on Patrick A. Gaucher’s Combinations & The Paintings of Manny Farber by Jonathan Crary

First Look: André Téchiné’s Les Temps qui changent by Serge Kaganski

Festivals: Turin by Dave Kehr

Screenings: Closer by Chris Norris, The Life Aquatic by Michael Agger, Spanglish by Alissa Quart

Readings: Wesley Morris on Donald Bogle’s Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams

Home Movies: Avant-garde Roundup by Gavin Smith