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The Film 100: Leni Riefenstahl, no. 81

December 31, 2012
OLYMPIAD

Riefenstahl’s misfortune was partly a historical one: her rise to glory as a director of international acclaim coincided with the rise of Nazi Germany’s bid for world domination.

DAILY | My 12 of 2012

December 31, 2012 | 3 Comments
Lincoln / Zero Dark Thirty

A brisk walk through the list of my own favorite films of the year.

The Year in Film 2012: Afterthoughts, Events, Surprises

December 31, 2012 | 4 Comments
ROOM 237

Cinema, dead? Not so fast. Keyframe contributors find magic in live events and restorations. But live audiences? That’s another story.

The Film 100: Richard Hollingshead, no. 92

December 30, 2012
AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Hollingshead’s relentless pursuit of the drive-in experience made open-air movie theaters a permanent part of American culture.

DAILY | Awards Specials and Yet More Lists

December 29, 2012 | One Comment
Hitchcock

Best-of-2012 packages in the NYT, LAT, and Bay Guardian, lists galore, and a couple of fine montages.

The Film 100: Vittorio De Sica, no. 72

December 29, 2012
BICYCLE THIEVES

De Sica’s poignant movies were emotional plays about downtrodden people struggling to keep their faith in the goodness of man.

DAILY | Harry Carey, Jr., 1921 – 2012

December 29, 2012
Company of Heroes

“You got a lot of free movie history when you cast him.” Updated through 1/15.

The Film 100: W.K. Laurie Dickson, no. 1

December 28, 2012
W.K. LAURIE DICKSON

Working deep within the shadow of Thomas Edison, America’s icon of ingenuity, Dickson advanced each of the critical processes that would show the world the wonder of movies.

DAILY | Cinema Scope, LOLA, Screening the Past

December 28, 2012
David O. Selznick

Three new issues, plus news and more.

DAILY | Gerry Anderson, Keiji Nakazawa, Richard Rodney Bennett

December 28, 2012

Three more passings in a week that’s already seen the losses of Charles Durning and Jack Klugman. Updated through 1/5.

DAILY | Miguel Gomes’s TABU

December 28, 2012

“A movie to reconfirm your faith in the motion picture medium.” Updated through 12/29.

The Year in Film 2012: Scenes and Performances

December 28, 2012
MEKONG HOTEL

Lists and notes on the best scenes and top performances of 2012.