Wednesday, January 18 2012
Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.
Sunday, January 9 2011
Many of 2010's best triumphed not by rejecting the artifice or fantasy of filmmaking or gaming or dreaming, but by hopping between worlds, ever beginning.
Sunday, January 6 2008
Whether by luck or some kind of hive rejuvenation, 2007 saw a whole lot of terrific American movies.
Sunday, January 7 2007
The best four films of the year are all essentially crime pictures. Though they are stylish, none could be deemed pulp, or at least not in the Tarantino/Rodriguez sense of the word.
Monday, January 9 2006
It wasn't a great movie year, though not for lack of trying. Looking over the year's releases, you see many with a great performance, a smart script, interesting themes, or that old and potentially damaging chestnut, good intentions. But why weren't more of them great?.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
The Cable Guy and I Love You Phillip Morris show what Jim Carrey is capable of when no one is watching.
Thursday, September 4 2014
Wetlands is both sweet if off-kilter love story and a movie full of stomach-churning material. Think of a substance you might find unpleasant, and you can probably find it here.
Monday, September 1 2014
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
As a movie, The Expendables 3 is kind of a shambles. As part of a never-ending retirement party, it's kind of a gas.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.
Monday, December 7 2009
The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]