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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, April 11 2014

Nicolas Cage Is Jolted Back to Life in 'Joe'

Nicolas Cage jolts back to life for David Gordon Green's Joe, a Southern thriller and character study that asks more of him than grimacing or wigging out.


Thursday, April 3 2014

At It's Worst, 'American Hustle' Is a Rollicking Comedy

Scene for scene, American Hustle may be most David O. Russell's most aesthetically pleasing film.


Tuesday, March 18 2014

Calculated Provocations: 'Nymph()maniac: Vol. I'

Nymph()maniac: Vol. I is conscious of its own storytelling, as Seligman listens intently to Joe's self-narration and we watch what she remembers.


Tuesday, March 11 2014

There's Uncompromising Orneriness 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Llewyn doesn't look like a nice guy: he specializes in unsmiling bumbling coupled with prickly stubbornness. Yet he becomes oddly endearing, oddly fast.


Friday, February 28 2014

'The Bag Man' Is Another Low-Budget Thriller Set in New Orleans

"Over and over" is a good way to sum up The Bag Man, a movie that runs perilously close to two hours, and uses most of its bad ideas at least twice.


Drive Angry 3D [27.Feb.11]
Just Go With It [13.Feb.11]
Breaking Upwards [1.Apr.10]
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]
The Simpsons [31.Dec.94]
Lost [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Monday, December 7 2009

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

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