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Monday, January 9 2012

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2011

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

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

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

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 5 2014

In 'Joe', Nicolas Cage Plays a Captivating Tragic Figure

Joe feels neither remarkable nor unremarkable, yet by its conclusion it holds the power to touch your sensibilities.


Friday, April 11 2014

Nicolas Cage Is Jolted Back to Life in 'Joe'

Nicolas Cage jolts back to life for David Gordon Green's Joe, a Southern thriller and character study that asks more of him than grimacing or wigging out.


Wednesday, March 26 2014

'George Washington' Is the Artful Debut of a Visionary Filmmaker

David Gordon Green favors the elliptical over the literal and is more concerned with establishing atmosphere. Words spoken are less important than words omitted.


Thursday, December 26 2013

David Gordon Green Fashioned a Small Gem in 'Prince Avalanche'

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

'Prince Avalanche': David Gordon Green's Quiet Comedy

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.


Blogs

Friday, August 30 2013

Enjoy the Silence: 'Prince Avalanche'

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

McBride, the Vulgarian: 'Your Highness'

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

Danny O.D.: Too Much McBride?

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

'Pineapple Express' is Some Bad Ass Weed

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


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