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Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Reviews

Friday, August 19 2011

'One Day': I Worry That You're Not Very Nice

No matter how stupid the twit Dex may seem, no matter how many slutty girls he beds or fast-cut nightclub scenes he inhabits, well, Emma can't help herself, she's in love.


Monday, April 26 2010

An Education

To focus squarely on Carey Mulligan's overriding cuteness – and it’s hard not to – would be to do a disservice to the genuine chops she brings to the table.


Friday, October 9 2009

An Education

If the story of Jenny's inevitably hard lesson is standard, An Education comes up with a few moments that give pause.


Thursday, April 22 2004

Wilbur (2002)

Danish director Lone Scherfig is an expert at balancing melodrama and comedy.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Italian for Beginners (2001)

Where 'Italian for Beginners' differs from other Dogme 95 fare is that its end isn't totally catastrophic. This isn't to say it has a happy ending, just that it doesn't end with the usual emotional wasteland littered by human wreckage.


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