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Sunday, April 5 2009

In Treatment: Season Two Premiere

HBO's strangely beguiling series about therapy sessions reboots as Paul grapples with a new life, wondering how he's missed or misunderstood the rules.


Thursday, March 19 2009

Synecdoche New York

Consumed with existential dread, this film captures the feeling of near-death angst remarkably well, enough to the point where it's not Caden that's feeling it -- it's the audience.


Friday, January 23 2009

The Lodger

David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

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.


Friday, October 24 2008

Synecdoche, New York

Much like protagonists in previous Charlie Kaufman scripts, Caden is an artist in search of his art.


Thursday, October 23 2008

Identities in Flux

Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.


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Infamous (2006) (Reviews) [13.Oct.06]
Six Degrees (Reviews) [28.Sep.06]
The Weather Man (2005) (Reviews) [2.Mar.06]
Proof (2005) (Reviews) [17.Feb.06]
The Matador (2006) (Reviews) [20.Jan.06]
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Proof (2005) (Reviews) [16.Sep.05]
American Splendor (2003) (Reviews) [22.Aug.03]
About Schmidt (2002) (Reviews) [13.Dec.02]
Deadline (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Joe Gould’s Secret (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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