Spring 2006 Table Of Contents
Taking place on the last night of a long-running radio series, Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion is a bittersweet ode to performance and the iconic director’s best film in years. By Matthew Ross.
Matthew Ross talks with legendary writer-director Robert Towne about his filmic meditations on Los Angeles, including his latest, Ask the Dust, an adaptation of John Fante’s classic novel.
Scott Macaulay talks with David Slade about his searing story of vigilante justice, Hard Candy.
Peter Bowen learns how Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland turned the story of a young Latina’s 15th birthday into a Sundance prize winner.
With The Proposition, rock star Nick Cave writes and scores a Peckinpah-influenced revisionist Western for director John Hillcoat. Scott Macaulay reports.
MAN IN THE RING
After producing films like Monster’s Ball and The Woodsman, Lee Daniels steps behind the camera to direct a stylish arthouse thriller, Shadowboxer. By Scott Macaulay.
Josh Horowitz anticipates Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko follow-up, Southland Tales.
TO LIVE AND SKATE IN L.A.
Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, director Larry Clark trains his camera on a group of South Central skate punks and comes up with his most poignant film yet. Peter Bowen reports.
Adam Pincus talks with director Sydney Pollack about his first documentary, Sketches of Frank Gehry.