The best films of 2013
Our new issue looks back at the year in cinema with the help of over one hundred international critics, curators and academics. As a preview, here’s our voters’ top ten, plus in-house selections and highlights.
25 November 2013
Stanley Kubrick, cinephile – redux
On the occasion of Stanley Kubrick’s 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley explores the director’s favourite films and viewing habits with the help of Kubrick’s right-hand man, Jan Harlan.
26 July 2013
Video essay: What is neorealism?
kogonada pits the director of The Bicycle Thieves against the producer of Gone with the Wind on the same movie material.
17 May 2013
Film of the week: Iron Man Three
Zooming back in on its main techno-man – and switching hands to a different cult writer-director – the Marvel movie universe scores another irrespressible hit, reckons Kim Newman.
26 April 2013
The right-hand man: Jan Harlan on Stanley Kubrick
Kubrick’s brother-in-law, confidant and regular executive producer tells Nick Wrigley about the master’s ‘voracious curiosity’ for cinema.
26 July 2013
BFI London Film Festival 2013:
With vampires and folkies, stories from Mexico, the Philippines and Yorkshire, the BFI LFF 2013 is as multifarious as ever. Here are our favourite films so far.
13 September 2013
Film of the week: The Great Gatsby
Finally, Leo smiles again! And brings layers of resonance to lurid Baz Luhrmann’s madcap assault on Scott Fitzgerald’s glittering prize, says Nick Pinkerton.
17 May 2013
Death Tarantino style
Where is the Django Unchained auteur taking his talent, asks Kevin B. Lee?
7 March 2013
Film of the week: Star Trek Into Darkness
The second instalment of JJ Abrams’ franchise ‘refresh’ brassily goes where the series has gone before, says Kim Newman.
10 May 2013
Film of the week: To the Wonder
Look afresh at Terrence Malick’s first contemporaneously set movie, writes Nick Pinkerton, and you’ll see gold in these visions.
22 February 2013
Film of the week: The Place Beyond the Pines
Blue Valentine writer-director Derek Cianfrance moves his ambitions up several gears with this expansive, bifurcated epic about adolescent sons and absent fathers, writes Thirza Wakefield.
12 April 2013
The essay film
Andrew Tracy explores the characteristics that have come to define this most elastic of forms, while eight more contributors highlight a dozen influential milestone essay films, from Jean Vigo to Chris Marker.
3 August 2013