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.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Before a series of showdowns that take some advantage of Jason Statham's physicality, the mayhem builds at a methodical pace.
Friday, November 15 2013
Though billed as an "exploration", Dear Mr. Watterson is a respectable primer on the artist's life and work.
Monday, November 11 2013
As it turns out, Girl Most Likely has plenty in common with Bridesmaids; that is, sharing that movie's sense of 30-something melancholy, rather than its big comic set pieces.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
"Charm" is the operative word when describing I Married a Witch: it has screwball pacing but is more whimsical and daffy than outright hilarious.
Friday, November 1 2013
This does best during its nicely understated climax, where the glimmers of the characters' fears -- of aging, of becoming irrelevant -- are most visible and closest to poignant, if only briefly.
Monday, December 7 2009
The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]