Sunday, February 5 2012
Filmmaker Kevin Smith may be in a celluloid slump, but his new podcast network is on point.
Tuesday, January 17 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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).
Monday, October 17 2011
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
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
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
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
Thursday, October 30 2008
Thanks to its mainstreaming by the media (and the ever-present lure of easy access via the Internet), pornography has gone from stern community scandal to
Thursday, March 25 2010
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
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'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
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," by any other name,