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The Best Female Film Performances of 2011
16 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
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.
Variation on a Theme: An Interview with J.K. Simmons
25 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
J.K. Simmons's most visible credit to date is the scenery-chomping role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. But in The Music Never Stopped, (now out on DVD) a deeply rewarding film about music therapy, family, and the Summer of Love generation, Simmons shines in his first lead film role as the uptight father of an amnesiac hippie.
'Labor Day' Is a Labor-Intensive Watch
29 Apr 2014 // 8:10 PM
Even with all of the talent on display, Labor Day is a major disappointment.
Charlize Theron's Controlled, Razor-Fanged Performance in 'Young Adult'
4 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
Young Adult is as cynical and sad about the idea of nostalgia for teenage years as Juno was sweetly nostalgic about the ways that you can define yourself at that age.
London Film Festival 2014 Day 3: 'Men, Women & Children' / 'Night Bus'
12 Oct 2014 // 6:59 AM
Two ensemble comedy dramas at either ends of the budgetary scale: Jason Reitman’s synthetic Men Women & Children and Simon Baker’s likeable, low-budget Night Bus.
31 Jan 2014 // 2:33 AM
Instead of taking the genre and defying expectations, Labor Day merely defies logic.
The Explosion of Social Media Has Hit a Nerve With Actors and Filmmakers in Hollywood
23 Oct 2014 // 6:20 AM
Jason Reitman’s drama Men, Women & Children explores the way the Internet is shaping (and warping) our lives.
'Juno' grows and grows
17 Jan 2008 // 12:13 AM
For a low-budget movie with no major names in its cast, "Juno" has become a force to be reckoned with. Last weekend the indie comedy