January/February 2010

Peter Jackson interview, Andrew Sarris on VincereUn lac, African Film Library, A Prophet, the Red Riding trilogy, Wrap-ups of the Films of the Year (including Terra Incognita and Movies That Mattered) and the best of the decade

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PETER JACKSON
By Gavin Smith
The director of The Lovely Bones talks adaptation and why he’s still a child at heart

2000-2009: Best of the Decade
100 film culture luminaries from around the world have their say. Plus: the Top Films, Filmmakers, and New Filmmakers of the “Aughts”

FINAL CUT 2009
Best Film of the Year Poll
10-Best-Lists
Movies That Mattered
Terra Incognita
The Year of the Woman by Amy Taubin
Tabula Rasa Films of 2009 by Kent Jones

AVATAR & 3-D
By Dave Kehr
Is cinema ready for a quantum leap into the third dimension? James Cameron leads the charge

RED RIDING
By Graham Fuller
An English TV trilogy of Northern noirs

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Un lac, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die, Site Specifics: African Film Library, The Trivial Top 20®: Best Films of 1999, Letters

THE ACCIDENTAL AUTEURIST
Andrew Sarris on Vincere

SOUND AND VISION
Patrice Chéreau by Chris Chang & Vicki Bennett by Jim Supanick

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

SCREENINGS
A Prophet by Amy Taubin, Nine by Dave Kehr, The Art of the Steal by David Zuckerman, Fish Tank by Kristin M. Jones, A Room and a Half by Anjelika Artyukh

SHORT TAKES
Ajami by Chris Chang, Creation by Laura Kern, Daybreakers by Laura Kern, Lourdes by Nicolas Rapold, Mine by Chris Chang, Sweetgrass by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
The Ister by Chris Chang, Between Truth and Fiction: The Films of Vivienne Dick by Thomas Beard, Sanford Meisner Master Class by Rodnie Hunter, Chantal Akerman in the Seventies by Miriam Bale, Outrage by Vicki Robinson, The Gold Diggers by Patrick Friel, Night and Day by Kent Jones, Lola Montès by Andrew Chan, Afghan Star by Matthew Connolly, Fifty Dead Men Walking by Nicolas Rapold

READINGS
Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America by Peter Biskind, reviewed by Michael Chaiken; A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma by Emilie Bickerton, reviewed by Elisabeth Lequeret, translated by Paul Fileri; Jerry Lewis by Chris Fujiwara, reviewed by Gabriele Caroti; Casablanca: Movies and Memory by Mark Augé, reviewed by Chris Chang

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2009
By Laura Kern