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 7 2010
In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.
Tuesday, January 5 2010
Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.
Wednesday, January 16 2008
PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.
Thursday, May 3 2007
In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.
Monday, October 28 2013
Larry David's latest venture in feature filmmaking is a half-baked wrinkle on the "Curb" formula, but wouldn't it be rude not to watch?
Sunday, June 24 2012
You know you're watching an Aaron Sorkin drama when a character in The Newsroom launches into a monologue that covers the history of American journalism, the basis of a democratic society, and the major themes of Don Quixote.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
Like Kevin Smith before them, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost probably strike a lot of nerds as one of their own: normal-looking blokes with self-taught expertise in any number of movie genres.
Friday, March 18 2011
Paul succeeds because it respects its sources, embracing the clichés of alien movies while simultaneously subverting them.
Tuesday, September 1 2009
A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.
Friday, March 18 2011
This is a very good film. One imagines though that it could have been great... very great indeed.
Wednesday, January 19 2011
Simon Pegg. Nick Frost. Together, they're pretty much unstoppable.
Wednesday, December 9 2009
Adventureland - Miramax [$29.99 / $44.99 Blu-ray]
Saturday, August 22 2009
They really shouldn't call it coming of age. That simply suggests the passage or arrival of time. Instead, they should label it "the moment of
Wednesday, April 8 2009
A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.
Sunday, August 19 2007
LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this summer, when writer-producer Judd Apatow was promoting his new comedy "Knocked Up," he was asked by a skeptical reporter if