November/December 2013

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Cover: The Coen Bros’s Inside Llewyn Davis by Jonathan Romney

Features: Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley by Nicolas Rapold

Special Section: History of the magazine by Max Nelson

  • Timeline: an issue-by-issue tour through our editorial highlights
  • Top 50 most frequently published contributors
  • Best and worst covers
  • Guilty Pleasures Hall of Infamy
  • Former editor Richard Corliss interviewed by David Thomson

Hot Property: Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto by Nicolas Rapold

Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: Karel Reisz’s Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Site Specifics: Short of the Week by Violet Lucca

Trivial Top 20®: Best (Fictional) Voiceovers

Restoration Row: The White Dove and more by Max Nelson

Encore: Ted Post’s The Baby by Maitland McDonagh

Sound & Vision: Goblin by Margaret Barton-Fumo and William Kentridge by Violet Lucca

Festivals: Venice by Olaf Möller, Locarno by Chris Darke, Toronto by Joumane Chahine, Nicole Armour, and Gavin Smith

Screenings: Blue Is the Warmest Color by Kristin M. Jones, The Great Beauty by Marco Grosoli,  The Past by Emma Myers

Short Takes: About Time by Nicolas Rapold, The Broken Circle Breakdown by Jonathan Robbins, Dallas Buyers Club by Laura Kern, Her by Sarah Mankoff, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by Nicolas Rapold, These Birds Walk by Eric Hynes

Home Movies: Three Films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman by Patrick Friel, A Letter to Three Wives by Kent Jones, Rumstick Road by David Gregory Lawson, The Little Mermaid by David Filipi, The Big City Charulata by Adam Cook, Robin Redbreast by David Thompson, The Stranger by Jared Eisenstat, The Fall by Sarah Mankoff, Wild Style by Chris Norris, Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish by Amy Taubin

Readings: The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes by Patrick Keiller reviewed by Jonathan Romney, Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King of the B Movie by Chris Nashawaty reviewed by Sarah Mankoff, Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies by David V. Picker reviewed by James Hughes, Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions by Guillermo del Toro, with contributions by Marc Scott Zicree, reviewed by Marc Walkow

Graphic Detail: Satyajit Ray by Adrian Curry