Wednesday December 11, 2019

Film: Coming attractions

A look ahead to the most promising films of the first five months of 2013, with John Maguire.

6th January, 2013
Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln.

Commentators have been predicting the demise of cinema for so long now that we should probably conclude that the condition of near-death is permanent. This year was a watershed year in film, marked by the digital format almost totally eclipsing 35mm film projection in multiplexes. The picture might be clearer, but something of the flickering romance has undoubtedly been lost in transition.

There have been changes, too, in how films are sold to audiences. Social...

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