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Sunday, February 5 2012

Not-So-Central Casting: Kevin Smith and the Birth of the Reality Podcast

Filmmaker Kevin Smith may be in a celluloid slump, but his new podcast network is on point.

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.

Monday, January 10 2011

The Worst Films of 2010

When Hollywood delivers the stink bombs, they are strident in their creative stench. Need proof? Just check out the ten titles below.

Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

Monday, January 12 2009

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.


Thursday, October 27 2011

'Red State' Is the Worst Movie of Kevin Smith’s Career

It’s becoming more and more difficult to remember what Kevin Smith such an appealing and winsome filmmaker in the first place.

Monday, August 9 2010

All Fall Down: Batman Widening Gyre #1-6

Filmmaker Kevin Smith attempts to write Widening Gyre into the Batman mythos as a psychologically defining moment for the Bruce Wayne character.

Wednesday, July 28 2010

'Cop Out' Plays Good Movie / Bad Movie

Kevin Smith has crafted a spoof comedy of the lowest caliber -- but for once, that’s a good thing.

Thursday, February 25 2010

Cop Out

Cop Out is a snooze-fest in the action department, which means it's missing a key component of the cop-buddy genre it's supposedly saluting.

Thursday, October 30 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

All the hubbub leads to a standard coupling, the regular boy wins the exceptional girl (because in the boy's mind, she is always exceptional, even if, in your mind, she's settling).


Friday, September 19 2014

'Tusk' is Really Savage Like, Really Weird, and Really Good

Instead of playing with the anticipated and the preconceived, Kevin Smith takes a intriguing premise and circumvents our expectations.

Monday, October 17 2011

God(less) In Three Persons/Parts: 'Red State'

As separate acts, as well written movements meant to completely undermine the state of organized religion today, Red State is mesmerizing.

Friday, February 26 2010

'Cop Out' Is Conventional Contemporary Entertainment

Kevin Smith's Cop Out is funny - at least some of the time. It is competently directed (don't think so - run over the oeuvre

Thursday, November 19 2009

In the *&%#$ Beginning: Kevin Smith 3-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)

Kevin Smith is the Richard Pryor of lo-fi independent cinema. No one in modern moviemaking works better "blue". He is a sorcerer of scatology, a

Sunday, February 1 2009

Kevin Smith: Not Quite Mainstream (Zack and Miri Make a Porno/ Sold Out!: A Threevening with...)

For Kevin Smith, it's all about the story. It's not about fancy camera angles, inferred symbolism, realistic special effects, thematic resonance, or the inevitable flights

'Zack and Miri' Is a Soft(core) Hearted Delight (Short Ends and Leader) [30.Oct.08]


Thursday, March 25 2010

'An Evening with Kevin Smith' is likely to cover a lot of funny ground

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You don't expect piety from a potty-mouthed guy who made a movie called "Dogma" that savaged the religion of his childhood. Nevertheless,

Wednesday, February 24 2010

Kevin Smith is flying high

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Smith has a big mouth and he knows it. When he got bounced off a Southwest Airlines flight for allegedly being too

Friday, October 31 2008

Kevin Smith paved the way for Judd Apatow, but Apatow's success made ‘Zack and Miri' possible

Kevin Smith's 1994 debut comedy, "Clerks," was so foulmouthed that it was initially rated NC-17 just for its language. Even downgraded to an R, the movie's

Tuesday, October 28 2008

Kevin Smith's new comedy 'Zack and Miri' isn't a skin flick, but it qualifies as raunchy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," by any other name,

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