Monthly Archives: January 2013

What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2012

Documentaries have become increasingly viable theatrically, probably since Michael Moore’s Roger and Me (1989) shook things up and pumped new life into non-fiction films. Recent years have seen documentaries playing for weeks, even months, in commercial theaters. 2012 was another … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Revivals and Discoveries 2012

When I moved to New York in 1977 there were quite a¬†few revival movie theaters with great repertory programming, including the Bleeker Street Cinema, Carnegie Hall Cinema, the Regency, Theatre 80 St. Marks (with its odd projection from behind the … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2012

The year just ended turned out to be an unusually strong one for films, both big budget studio pictures, such as Lincoln, Argo, Skyfall, and Flight, as well as smaller productions, such as Liberal Arts, Middle of Nowhere, Moonrise Kingdom … Continue reading

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