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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Reviews

Thursday, August 8 2013

'Mud' Makes Matthew McConaughey Look Better than Ever

Flashing yet another varied version of himself, Matthew McConaughey doesn't steal the show in Mud -- he supports it.


Friday, April 26 2013

Matthew McConaughey's Return to Excellent Work with 'Mud'

It's hard to imagine many other A-list stars pulling off such a regionally specific role, and it doesn't seem like an accident that Matthew McCoanughey's return to excellent work has engaged with his Southern roots.


Friday, June 1 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Mud' + 'Lawless'

Similarities between US films in competition at Cannes in 2012 are striking: they all take on popular genres, bestselling and award-winning American books, and American regions.


Sunday, March 30 2008

Shotgun Stories

Though none of the boys in Shotgun Stories talks about it, they all bear burdens of rejection and rage.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 29 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - 'Mud' + 'Beyond the Hills' + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.


Friday, November 11 2011

The Coming Storm: 'Take Shelter'

With its languid pace and promise of a last act payoff, Take Shelter becomes an exercise in extended dread.


News

Friday, April 20 2012

Cronenberg, Daniels give Cannes lineup a North American spin

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival is set to feature one of the richest North American slates in years, as Lee Daniels, David Cronenberg, Jeff


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