Most of the blathering this year about the death of film and film culture has already evaporated from the mind, like so much inert gas. But one gnomic pronouncement endures: Leos Carax describing cinema as "a beautiful island with a cemetery" following the world premiere of Holy Motors at Cannes. What are the contents of that necropolis? As we look ahead to 2013, several unnecessary sequels — Fast and Furious 6, The Hangover Part III, Grown Ups 2, The Smurfs 2 — seem eligible for the funeral pyre. Buried under mountains of cash when they were first released, the blockbusters Jurassic Park, The Little Mermaid and the Star Wars installments Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith will be disinterred and reissued in 3-D.
Yet for all of next year's likely stinking corpses, 2013 also boasts plenty of reinvigorating fare — movies that are the flora and fauna of Carax's "beautiful island." Below are ten titles — including some we haven't seen (and which might be eligible for the charnel house when we do) — whose promise suggests to us that reports of film's death are greatly exaggerated. (All dates are subject to change.)
It was nearly 6 p.m. on a brisk Saturday, and only three tables at Key Biscayne's Exit 1 were occupied. A mural of a lighthouse scene filled a white stone wall, which was framed by dark molding and vintage photographs of old Key scenes. Smooth jazz played in the background. Four waiters clad in...
From Kraftwerk's Ultra Music Festival debut to Madonna keeping her fans waiting to M83 having to try again at the Fillmore, 2012 was filled with plenty of memorable concert moments for the Magic City. Here's a look back at some of our favorites.
There was more than just music aboard the S.S. Coachella. From getting your nails done with Sleigh Bells Alexis Krauss to a wine tasting with James Murphy, the cruise passengers made sure to enjoy some downtime.
Read all our coverage of the S.S. Coachella.
The S.S. Coachella took her maiden voyage out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the Celebrity Silhouette. The legendary California music festival brought acts like Pulp, Hot Chip, Grimes, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, El-P, Yeasayer, Black Lips, and !!! to the high seas.
Saturday night, Borscht Film Festival presented its eighth edition at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The festival showcased work commissioned by Borscht from both local and out-of-town filmmakers.
Borscht Film Festival: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF (Review)
After canceling their October Miami date, Matt & Kim kept their word and returned to the Magic City Friday night at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The duo is on tour supporting their latest album, Lightning.
Meat, meat, meat, meat. Barbecue, sausage, burgers and brisket, oh the brisket. Yes, it's the year in meat photos for 2012, from carnivore hubs like St. Louis, Houston, New York, San Francisco and points between.