May/June 2002

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Cover: Bollywood star Sushmita Sen in Fiza

Special Midsection: Bollywood Rising: A Beginner’s Guide to Hindi Cinema guest edited by David Chute
Intro by David Chute
How to Read a Hindi Film by Maithili Rao
A Brief History of Bollywood “Film Songs” by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Guilty Pleasures by Mira Nair
Bollywood Family Values by David Chute
Bollywood’s Golden Age by Jacob Levich
Key films for beginners
Bollywood Crime thrillers by Travis Crawford
Further Research by David Chute

John Sayles’s Sunshine State by Kent Jones
Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia by Amy Taubin
Nolan interviewed by Mark Olsen 
Avant-garde filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky remakes The Entity by Alice Lovejoy 
Chris Marker’s Grin Without a Cat by Paul Arthur 
Alexander Dovzhenko by Vance Kepley Jr.
Jennifer Jason Leigh by Chris Chang

Guilty Pleasures by Richard Kelly

Frameup: Sylvie Testud by Melissa Anderson

Discovery: Intacto director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo by Mark Olsen

Rome Journal: Italian cinema under Berlusconi by Giona A. Nazzaro

First Look: Almodóvar’s Talk to Her by Kent Jones

Sound & Vision: Harold Bloom on Scorsese’s The Last Waltz and British multi-media artist Tacita Dean by Chris Chang

Distributor Wanted: Takeshi Miike’s Ichi the Killer by Chris Chang

Storyboard: The Relentless Approximation of Feeling by Sam Lipsyte

Festivals: Berlin by Philip Lopate, New Directors/New Films by Amy Taubin

Screenings: Lan Yu by Chuck Stephens, The Importance of Being Earnest by Sarah Kehr, The Fast Runner by Olaf Möller, Panic Room by Amy Taubin, The Believer by Greil Marcus plus Chris Chang on Murderous MaidsWorld TravelerLovely & AmazingWarm Water Under a Red BridgeRainGangster No. 1

Home Movies: Karel Reisz’s The Gambler by Gavin Smith