Monday, November 30 2009
With 2009's awards season about to ignite, it is time to analyze the ups and down of the recent rule changes, including what truly benefits from the expansion of Best Picture nominees and how this affects representation of cinematic excellence.
Monday, February 16 2009
Tuesday, February 10 2009
Monday, February 9 2009
By the time there’s a crack in the river, it’s clear that something has to give in both Ray and Lila’s lives.
Tuesday, February 3 2009
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.
Thursday, September 18 2008
Just when you start worrying about the state of American movies, and wondering whether the business is going to swandive into irrelevance, along comes something as vital and jolting as Frozen River.
Friday, August 1 2008
Too often burdened by its own symbolism, Frozen River is buoyed by Melissa Leo's nuanced performance.