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.
Sunday, October 26 2014
While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film.
Monday, October 6 2014
When Mike Newell's relatively low-key mob movie was released in 1997, Al Pacino and Johnny Depp were at very different junctures than they are today.
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.
Monday, December 7 2009
The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]