Sunday, April 5 2009
Friday, December 19 2008
The movie starts with a cute sleight-of-handy gimmick, the sort that assumes a canny audience who’s a step ahead of regular narrative conventions.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Monday, August 18 2008
So likable that many can only describe the experience of watching it in terms of clouds and frosting.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.
Monday, April 7 2008
However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.
Friday, March 28 2008
In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.
Wednesday, March 5 2008
Vivid impressions that make us look closely into Baumbach's fascinating, semi-miserable world.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day sends a lonely, sanctimonious governess from dejection to delight within a mere 24 hours.