I was pleased to see the New Yorker *do* a film issue, but my admiration for some of the more inspired pieces (Calvin Trillin, Bill Griffith) was offset by some alarm at the absence of Terry Rafferty: what's the deal? A film issue and the principal film writer isn't involved? I find his reviews especially engaging and smart. It would seem that he's being boxed out by Anthony Lane, who strikes me as MUCH stuffier, not half as sharp or funny as Rafferty. Does anyone know what Tina Brown's editorial politics are re: film? Where's Michael Sragow? Has he been relegated to the *Movies in Brief* section? And what's up with Terrence Rafferty?