November/December 2011

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Cover: The Descendants


Features: Alexander Payne by Scott Foundas
Pina by Deborah Jowitt
Kim Longinotto by Nicholas Rapold
Misery Cinema by Graham Fuller
Film Novelizations by Grady Hendrix
François Truffaut by Richard Combs

Hot Property: Ruben Östlund’s Play by Chris Chang

Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Basil Dearden’s All Night Long by Alex Cox

Site Specifics: Jesse P. Finnegan on

Guilty Pleasures: Carrie Fisher

Fade Out: George Kuchar by Chuck Stephens

Sound & Vision: Tristan Patterson's Dragonslayer by Chris Chang & James Franco by Wesley Morris

Encore: George Axelrod’s Lord Love a Duck by R. Emmet Sweeney

Further Research: Edward L. Cahn by Dave Kehr

Festivals: Venice by Olaf Möller, Vancouver by Chuck Stephens, Toronto by Mark Olsen and Gavin Smith, and Locarno by Nicole Armour and Chris Darke 

Screenings: Corolianus by Tony Pipolo; The Artist by Laura Kern; Pariah by Ina Archer; The Skin I Live In by José Teodoro

Short Takes: Carnage by Nicolas Rapold; Eames: The Architect & The Painter by Chris Chang; Into the Abyss by Nicolas Rapold; Shame by Laura Kern; Sleeping Beauty by Laura Kern; Tomboy by Chris Chang

Home Movies: Ken Loach at the BBC by Graham Fuller

Readings: Phillip Lopate on Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark