J. Hoberman’s most recent book is a monograph on the 1933 Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup. (March 2022)
In Radu Jude’s ‘Bad Luck Banging, or Loony Porn,’ Bucharest is half built and half derelict—a semiotic jungle and a ruin waiting to happen.
Bad Luck Banging, or Loony Porn
a film written and directed by Radu Jude
The New Romanian Cinema
edited by Christina Stojanova, with the participation of Dana Duma
The Romanian Cinema of Nationalism: Historical Films as Propaganda and Spectacle
by Onoriu Colăcel
March 24, 2022 issue
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