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Thursday, April 30 2009

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.


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.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


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.


Thursday, December 18 2008

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.


Tuesday, October 21 2008

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Robert Downey Jr. is a significant reason why this 1993 effort is worth revisiting.


Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Oct.08]
Wild Hogs (2007) (Reviews) [2.Mar.07]
Alfie (2004) (Reviews) [23.Mar.05]
Alfie (2004) (Reviews) [5.Nov.04]
Anger Management (2003) (Reviews) [11.Apr.03]
The Guru (2002) (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
What Women Want (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Someone Like You (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Someone Like You (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
In the Bedroom (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Happy Accidents (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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