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January 2013

10 Movies You Need to See in 2013

2012 is over. So, what are some of the hotly anticipated films of 2013? Here are our choices.

Award Season Rewind: ‘Holy Motors’

The end result is a joy ride through the ridiculous, a movie whose meaning may be lost in the manner in which it's approached.

‘The Golden Fleecing’ (1940)

Gaggle of gagsters miss it by that much.

Award Season Rewind: ‘Amour’

This time, we take on one of 2012's most moving experiences. While Amour may not inspire the kind of emotional epiphany that similar illness-driven dramas tend to, the results are still riveting.

Once Upon a “Meh…” - ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Recalling the best...and worst, of Sam Raimi's ridiculously fun Evil Dead trequel, Army of Darkness while falling into the traps of most mainstream Hollywood hackwork, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters belies its bungled release history.

The 10 Greatest Rock Documentaries of All Time, Part 1

Music may hath charms to soothe the savage breast, but it also makes for some damn fine filmmaker. Here are ten examples of rock as harsh reality... more shocking than reassuring.

Getting on With It in ’56 Up’

In the eighth installment of Michael Apted’s epochal documentary series, his aging participants (one of cinema’s greatest assemblage of living characters) provide not just a telescope into the past but also a kind of primer for how to live, even as the specter of mortality starts to cast its shadow.

Don’t Open That Door! #27: ‘Zombies of Mora Tau’ (1957)

Welcome to our weekly field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: the dead walk, among other things, in Zombies of Mora Tau.

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