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Features

Wednesday, January 18 2012

Movies 2011: Out of the Past

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

Head Trips and Virtual Life in the Films of 2010

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

The Best Film Obsessions in 2007

Whether by luck or some kind of hive rejuvenation, 2007 saw a whole lot of terrific American movies.


Sunday, January 7 2007

The Year in Crime

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

Spelling Doom: Movies in 2005

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?.


Columns

Tuesday, April 12 2011

Jim Carrey's Brilliant Dark Side

The Cable Guy and I Love You Phillip Morris show what Jim Carrey is capable of when no one is watching.


Reviews

Friday, July 25 2014

Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight' Considers the Value of Illusion

Stanley rejects the very notion of an afterlife, bitterly noting, like so many Woody Allen characters before him, that our current existence is all we get.


Tuesday, July 22 2014

Disney and Spike Lee Unite in 'The Spike Lee Joint Collection'

Even with some dips in quality, these four movies represent part of a remarkable run; you can feel all of them strive for masterpiece status.


Thursday, July 10 2014

The Art of Romance in 'They Came Together' and 'Begin Again'

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

All Salvation is Temporary in 'The Fault in Our Stars'

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

'We Are the Best!
': A Girls' Punk Rock Band

All three young actresses are terrific, performing with the kind of unguarded, unaffected naturalism that sometimes seems unthinkable in American movies.


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Chloe [25.Mar.10]
The Informant! [3.Mar.10]
Public Enemies [3.Feb.10]
Legion [26.Jan.10]
Jennifer's Body [14.Jan.10]
It's Complicated [22.Dec.09]
A Serious Man [10.Dec.09]
The Box [8.Nov.09]
Surrogates [27.Sep.09]
Away We Go [27.Sep.09]
Cutthroat Island [27.Aug.09]
In the Loop [6.Aug.09]
Bad Lieutenant [2.Aug.09]
Passengers [12.May.09]
Notorious [23.Apr.09]
Australia [12.Mar.09]
Lakeview Terrace [4.Feb.09]
Step Brothers [7.Dec.08]
Married Life [23.Sep.08]
Pathology [22.Sep.08]
Harold [15.Sep.08]
TV Funhouse [3.Sep.08]
The Onion Movie [15.Jun.08]
Semi-Pro [11.Jun.08]
Cleaner [1.Jun.08]
Hitman [18.Mar.08]
Revolver [16.Mar.08]
Wedding Daze [30.Jan.08]
The Simpsons Movie [20.Dec.07]
The TV Set [7.Oct.07]
Face/Off [12.Sep.07]
30 Rock - Season 1 [11.Sep.07]
Blades of Glory [9.Sep.07]
Pathfinder [21.Aug.07]
The Ten [6.Aug.07]
Veronica Mars [28.May.07]
The Quiet (2005) [12.Feb.07]
Beerfest (2006) [28.Aug.06]
9 Songs (2005) [28.Jul.05]
Veronica Mars [16.May.05]
Sideways (2004) [4.Apr.05]
De-Lovely (2004) [25.Jan.05]
Dig! (2004) [30.Sep.04]
Saved! (2004) [27.May.04]
Big Fish (2003) [7.Jan.04]
The Cooler (2003) [10.Dec.03]
Cool World (1992) [16.Nov.03]
Hook (1991) [14.Sep.03]
The Whole Bean [1.Sep.03]
Party Girl (1995) [29.Jun.03]
Veronica Mars [31.Dec.94]
Lost [31.Dec.94]
The Simpsons [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Monday, December 7 2009

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]


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