Sunday, January 22 2012
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
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, January 12 2012
The year's best independent and international films are highlighted by a duo from iconic director Werner Herzog, a staggeringly brilliant frontier-western and a score of top-notch documentaries that illustrate how filmmaking continues to reach new highs.
Monday, November 21 2011
Resisting change, The Artist's movie star repeats a familiar history, that is, the history of movies that's been passed on in the movies.
Monday, November 14 2011
The Austin Film Festival has done a laudable job of carving an interesting niche.
Tuesday, October 18 2011
The many characters in The Descendants create a complex Venn diagram of Matt King’s community and a larger rumination on their interlocking pain, anger, and love.
Sunday, May 22 2011
Though its formal parameters may be different for Pedro Almodóvar, the themes of La Piel Que Habito are familiar, including family dysfunction, and sexual transgression.
Thursday, May 27 2010
OSS 117 is always the butt of the joke: he’s casually sexist, racist, anti-Semitic, and a staunch defender of what he calls "de Gaulle’s France."
Friday, January 20 2012
Can a film without dialogue earn Oscar accolades? Most definitely. Can it please audiences? Well...
Monday, December 26 2011
The Artist (is) a good film with some great moments and two excellent lead performances, but if that is the mandate for a movie's position as the year's top achievement, there are hundreds of similar entries that deserve such a status.
Friday, January 27 2012
LOS ANGELES — They have worked in diverse disciplines — acting, screenwriting, theater, television, exploitation films — were born in three countries and have made radically dissimilar movies.