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, July 10 2014
With so many mainstream movie romances mired in clichés, it's up to the indie sector to offer more nuanced, more original versions of the movie romance.
Friday, June 6 2014
The Fault in Our Stars provides a showcase for the protagonist's honest openness, her capacity to radiate and inspire empathy.
Friday, May 30 2014
All three young actresses are terrific, performing with the kind of unguarded, unaffected naturalism that sometimes seems unthinkable in American movies.
Monday, May 19 2014
Series creator Rob Thomas fashioned Veronica Mars as a reunion movie, for both the audience and the characters.
Thursday, May 8 2014
Chef comes alive when it resembles a cooking procedural, going through the details of preparing a meal for a food critic or cleaning and re-assembling a taco truck.
Monday, December 7 2009
The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]