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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.


Thursday, October 6 2011

One by One, We're All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.


Tuesday, April 29 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 26 2013

'Warm Bodies' Has Something for Every Taste

This horror comedy goes beyond the age-old origins of its romance plot to probe Boomer parenting, Millennial culture, and postmodern reinvention.


Friday, February 1 2013

'Warm Bodies': My Zombie Boyfriend

In fights and in disguises, the movie underscores its moral (don't judge someone who looks other), in a way that's at once clever and geeky, meta and referential.


Friday, September 30 2011

'50/50' Is Surprisingly Touching, Funny and Intelligent

50/50's most affecting moments are those that underscore how friends and loved ones confront the responsibilities and pressures of caring for someone who's terminally ill.


Thursday, January 22 2009

The Wackness

Ultimately, this film is neither dope nor wack — it’s just kind of boring.


Wednesday, July 2 2008

The Wackness

The Wackness is a too familiar nostalgic movie, with period soundtrack, hot summer nights, and boys coming of age.


Blogs

Friday, August 30 2013

'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' Was (Almost) Worth the Wait

We have certain expectations within the genre and Levine lets them slip by, with only an occasional comment.


Friday, February 1 2013

Say "Hello" to the Zom Rom Com: 'Warm Bodies'

It's like (500) Days of Summer with flesh eating, or George Romero's Day of the Dead in which Dr. Logan's 'experiment,' a 'trained' corpse named Bub, becomes a literal ladies man.


Thursday, July 31 2008

The Wackness (2008)

For filmmakers, nostalgia is a double edged sword. Pick the right era, and audiences are with you and your cinematic wistfulness. Dress things up in


News

Friday, July 11 2008

Director says 'The Wackness' is more about questions than answers

For director Jonathan Levine, the best moment of making his comedy/drama "The Wackness" came when Ben Kingsley agreed to play the central role of


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