Monday, December 29 2014
Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.
Sunday, December 28 2014
The world of cinema in 2014 is blessed with a host of performances by female actors at the top of their game. From zany sci-fi to lamentations on aging, the performances on these list will follow the viewer long after she leaves the theater.
Thursday, January 31 2013
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
Monday, January 16 2012
It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.
Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Wednesday, July 29 2009
Comparing the book to the film, it’s as if Fitzgerald laid just the foundation, and from that Roth built a multi-storied house.
Thursday, October 18 2012
Like many dream-logic movies, The Game wears a little thin; as the ground below Douglas keeps shifting, the movie circles through endless debates over the realness of his predicament.
Monday, December 19 2011
Lisbeth is an abuse survivor, alternately furious and philosophical about it. The details of that abuse will be revealed in sequels and are also telegraphed in the novel's original title, Men Who Hate Women.
Sunday, January 16 2011
The characterization of Mark Zuckerberg doesn't seem unfair. But then again, I'm not one of his friends.
Thursday, September 30 2010
That is, the possible "openness" of Facebook here hinges on the definitive closed system embodied by this fictional Mark Zuckerberg.
Sunday, January 17 2010
Watching Fight Club in high definition is truly like seeing it again for the first time, and the film’s gritty, vitriolic, and polemic efforts still resonate deeply in today’s social landscape.
Wednesday, February 18 2015
As the awards season prepares to wind down, Short Ends and Leader sizes up those not in Academy competition with our annual preferential picks.
Saturday, October 4 2014
Even with its bestseller pedigree, Gone Girl would be a significant cinematic achievement, mostly for all the things it avoids while getting so much of the mystery thriller genre right.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
With his latest film arriving October 3rd, it's time to put David Fincher and his efforts alongside the other cinematic greats to see where he stacks up, aesthetically speaking.
Wednesday, December 21 2011
Fincher's Girl (has) a far more bracing and brutal bite.
Monday, January 31 2011
After decades of decided handwringing, Hollywood finally has what it wants: a sense of specialness undeterred by surprise or a sense of wonder.
Saturday, October 4 2014
There was one line Ben Affleck didn’t want to deliver in the new movie “Gone Girl,” according to director David Fincher: “I’m so
Sunday, February 15 2009
New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - "The Curious
Friday, March 2 2007
The phrase "From the director of `Seven'" conjures up a certain expectation, especially when it's plastered on the posters for "Zodiac," a movie about the
Thursday, March 1 2007
"So, which side are you on? " asks director David Fincher, beginning the interview with a question. "Which side of what?" "The length of the movie.