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Features

Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Columns

Monday, May 6 2013

Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius

Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.


Monday, June 20 2011

In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.


Reviews

Thursday, August 6 2009

In the Loop

In the Loop is often very funny -- minute for minute, surely one of the funniest movies of the year -- but it's a little exhausting, too.


Blogs

Sunday, January 10 2010

In the Loop (2008)

No matter the culture, no matter the country, politics is farce. It's the crazed game playing of people so drunk on power that they don't


Saturday, July 25 2009

'Loop' is a Savage Political Satire

No matter the culture, no matter the country, politics is farce. It's the crazed game playing of people so drunk on power that they don't


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