Friday, February 13 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.
Wednesday, October 1 2008
Sunday, April 20 2008
By being both absolutely verisimilar and absolutely unreal, Cloverfield highlights the extent to which reality is natively constructed.
Friday, January 18 2008
The focus on delusional heroism may be Cloverfield's most salient trick.
Friday, August 19 2005
The brothers race against a spectacular California backdrop, with the sort of ridiculous fearlessness that afflicts boys in sports action movies.
Monday, March 1 2004
You can almost hear the producers' pitch: 'It's Heathcliff and Catherine via Justin and Britney -- tragic love, but without all those heavy wool broadcloths.'
Thursday, October 16 2003
One by one, the kids wander inside the Terrible Place, and all but one can't escape.