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2014: A Most Mediocre Year
30 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM
The odds of discovering gems like Boyhood felt thinner in 2014 than they have for quite some time.
The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category
16 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM
So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.
In Defense of Film Critics Who Didn't Like 'The Dark Knight Rises'
23 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM
Love it or hate it, The Dark Knight Rises isn't worth the type of outlandish responses received in light of the movie's initial reviews.
The Science Overshadows the Story in 'Interstellar'
14 Apr 2015 // 8:09 PM
Interstellar is a movie full of Big Ideas that end up overshadowing the human element, particularly during the poorly plotted first act.
Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Does an Amazing Thing With Corn
7 Nov 2014 // 2:07 AM
This film lurches toward an Inception-ish crosscutting climax, but the rush is not so thrilling as the imagery and the meaning of the corn; humankind's sole remaining sustenance.
No Love for a 'Dark Knight' Yet Again
16 Jan 2013 // 4:00 AM
Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise has terrible awards luck. Ben Travers asks why...
In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Money Matters
10 Aug 2012 // 1:00 AM
Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film shows the inhabitants of Gotham wrestling with issues of the real world, namely: money, class, and power.
Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Mulls Science and Soul
3 Nov 2014 // 8:42 AM
In Interstellar, the widescreen sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan, opening Friday, Jessica Chastain plays a scientist with a head full of equations, and questions, about time, relativity, quantum mechanics.
Nolan-free ‘Justice League’ raises questions for Warner DC films
12 Jul 2012 // 6:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s