Sunday, January 27 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.
Thursday, March 14 2013
In storytelling, the past dictates the future. Plots are laid out like traps that our heroes inevitably fall into. And we, watching Bruce Willis in Looper, or reading of Dream in The Sandman, are thus fated, as well.
Monday, December 31 2012
Rian Johnson's Looper owes as much to Shakespeare as it does to classic sci-fi: if we know our fate, everything we do to prevent it will only succeed in causing it to come crashing down on us.
Friday, September 28 2012
Here's the rub, as Looper presents it: loops exist because of memory, and forgetting is the only way even to think about change.
Friday, May 15 2009
Overrated as truth may be, in The Brothers Bloom, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) is supposed to signify it.
Sunday, August 13 2006
"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."
Thursday, April 6 2006
Brendan, with the glasses, makes it his business to see what's going on, being the usual noir guy who walks mean streets.
Tuesday, December 18 2012
Is the Top 10 mention really enough to get Looper into the Best Picture race with the likes of Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, and Zero Dark Thirty?
Thursday, September 27 2012
Once you envision how ridiculous the Tinseltown version of this tale would be, what director Rian Johnson accomplishes is all the more special.
Tuesday, September 25 2012
MIAMI — Before he made his debut with “Brick,” his award-winning 2005 film noir set in a high school, director Rian Johnson already had the idea for “