Monday, January 9 2012
You may snicker when looking over this list, but these are the films of 2011 that made us feel guilty for loving them so -- and love them we do.
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.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
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.
Wednesday, April 30 2008
Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.
Thursday, December 26 2013
Prince Avalanche isn't mined for cheap laughs any more than Green's '80s influenced studio comedies were self-conscious throwbacks.
Friday, August 9 2013
Lance and Alvin's conversation forms the film's action, such as it is, and on occasion, when even this fades into silence, Prince Avalanche offers its most compelling moments.
Monday, March 26 2012
The Sitter was sold to moviegoers as an outrageous R-rated comedy, and sold by film critics as the nadir of former wunderkind David Gordon Green's descent into studio-comedy hackery. But it's too sweet for either of those distinctions.
Thursday, December 8 2011
As in all the boy-men movies, Noah's slackerish intelligence is enhanced by the dullards around him.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
I'm wary of I-love-the-'80s nostalgia-snark, but it turns out that the filmmakers' love for this genre is what makes their movie work, far moreso than its tepid reviews and flaccid box office would suggest.
Friday, August 30 2013
Like nature, reclaiming the charcoal stumps and twigs, these two are starting to reorder and reestablish their lives. Eventually, they'll be fine. For now, they're a work in progress.
Friday, April 8 2011
This is a film that wallows in a level of scatology so severe that the Farrelly Brothers might as well give up on the subgenre for good.
Monday, August 11 2008
That's it. I've had it. I am officially at my character actor capacity. Nothing personal on the man in question, but after a summer where
Tuesday, August 5 2008
For some reason, the stoner fails to get the same cinematic respect as other substance abusing characters. The alcoholic and the heroin addict are usually