J. Hoberman’s latest book is Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan. (August 2021)
Under Stan Lee’s guidance, Marvel marketed not only its characters but also the men who created them.
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee
by Abraham Riesman
Stan Lee: A Life in Comics
by Liel Leibovitz
Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe
edited by Matt Yockey
August 19, 2021 issue
Revenge of the Has-Been
Mank is no documentary but a semifactual yarn that burnishes the legend of the showboat, nasty wit, and habitual roisterer who wrote Citizen Kane.
a film written by Jack Fincher and directed by David Fincher
The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics
by Sydney Ladensohn Stern
January 14, 2021 issue
a film written and directed by Pietro Marcello, and cowritten by Maurizio Braucci
October 22, 2020 issue
Barbara Rubin, Shameless Angel of the Avant-Garde
Barbara Rubin may have been something less than a great artist, but she was also something more. Rubin was a wild child and a force of nature whose drug-fueled trajectory through the Sixties counterculture is the subject of Chuck Smith’s new documentary Barbara Rubin and the Exploding New York Underground.
May 21, 2019
The Waiting Rooms of History
a film written and directed by Christian Petzold, adapted from the novel by Anna Seghers
Christian Petzold: The State We Are In
a film series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, November 30–December 13, 2018
March 7, 2019 issue
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