January/February 2013

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, best films of 2012, Mark Cousins' Story of Film, Walter Hill on his latest film and Robert Aldrich, Michael Haneke, Manoel de Oliveira and Robert Redford's thanatos, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan

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FEATURES

LINCOLN
By Kent Jones
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, and Daniel Day-Lewis do cinematic justice to America’s greatest president

DEATH AT WORK
By J. Hoberman
The unlikely trio of Michael Haneke, Manoel de Oliveira, and Robert Redford faces up to mortality and its inconveniences

DJANGO UNCHAINED
By Geoffrey O’Brien
Quentin Tarantino plays with matches and burns down the old South of Gone with the Wind

FINAL CUT 2012
20 Best Films of the Year Poll
Our Top 10s
State of the Art
Terra Incognita
The Year in Animation by David Filipi
Found-Footage Horror Comes of Age by Nathan Lee

THE STORY OF FILM
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
A commendable TV epic takes a stab at remapping the history of world cinema

WALTER HILL
By Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan
The veteran director discusses his latest action film, Bullet to the Head, and tells his tale of survival in Hollywood. Plus: Hill on Robert Aldrich

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s letter

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Yesim Ustaoglu’s Araf: Somewhere in Between by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways  to Die: James William Guercio’s Electra Glide in Blue, Site Specifics: semiconductorfilms.com by Jesse P. Finnegan, The Trivial Top 20®: Best Anglo-Saxon Pseudonyms

OLAF’S WORLD
The top 10 films of all time by Olaf Möller

ENCORE
Howard Zieff’s Hearts of the West by Gene Seymour

SOUND & VISION
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s Leviathan by Chris Chang and Martha Colburn’s short films by Ariana Reines

A FACE IN THE CROWD
Ona Munson by Chuck Stephens

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Vancouver by Chuck Stephens, Rome by Olaf Möller, and Vienna by Jonathan Rosenbaum

SCREENINGS
Promised Land by Kent Jones, Les Misérables by Michael Koresky, San Diego Surf by Michael Chaiken, Night Across the Street by Aaron Cutler

SHORT TAKES
Blancanieves by Laura Kern, Caesar Must Die by Chris Chang, The Gatekeepers by Nicolas Rapold, Like Someone in Love by Chris Chang, Lore by Emma Myers, No by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
A Man Vanishes by Steve Erickson, Wake in Fright by Maitland McDonagh, Jonas Mekas box set by Amy Taubin, Treasure of the Golden Condor by Kent Jones, The Quiet Man by Max Nelson, What Happened to Kerouac? by Violet Lucca, By the Bluest of Seas by Patrick Friel, Marfa Girl by Michael Chaiken, The Point by David Filipi, Chronicle of a Summer by Giovanni Vimercati

READINGS
Edward Ball’s The Inventor and the Tycoon by Jonathan Robbins, Jeanine Basinger’s I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies by Kevin Canfield, Peter Malone’s Screen Jesus: Portrayals of Christ in Television and Film by Leah Churner, Kelly Oliver’s Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films by Violet Lucca

Closing Shots
Who’s who at recent Film Society events