Tuesday, January 11 2011
Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.
Tuesday, January 4 2011
Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
This is it... the last push towards end-of-year accolades, with Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Julian Schnabel and the Coen Brothers all looking for that elusive critic's choice seal of approval.
Wednesday, August 7 2013
This is a powerful film offering a fascinating insight into the father and son complex.
Monday, August 5 2013
The Place Beyond the Pines shines a spotlight on the relationships between fathers and sons and explores the roles that destiny, circumstance and chance can all play in a person’s life.
Sunday, March 31 2013
Troubled father-son dynamics are everywhere in The Place Beyond the Pines. It pursues the theme that fathers make their sons, and that consequences are inevitable and mostly predictable, if not always logical.
Wednesday, June 1 2011
Ultimately, Blue Valentine isn’t something you merely watch: it’s something that you feel. Even though it proves to be one hell of a devastating experience, it’s worth the pain.
Friday, December 31 2010
In Blue Valentine, gender roles are less reversed than exposed, and so increasingly unfixed and sometimes unnerving.
Wednesday, October 20 2010
The MPAA just slapped the dreaded "NC-17" rating onto this Weinstein year-end release, leading many prognosticators to sound the death knell for the film's Oscar