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Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


Monday, March 23 2009

Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.


Columns

Wednesday, June 13 2007

The Lisbon Bunch

Purposefully ending one's life is often seen as a last act of personal desperation. But in Jefferey Eugenides' poignant, bewitching novel, it may actually be a form of salvation.


Reviews

Thursday, October 17 2013

As with All of Sofia Coppola's Films, Mood Trumps Everything in 'The Bling Ring'

While Sofia Coppola doesn't dwell on the situations that made the Bling Ring what they were, she does give you an overwhelming feeling of who they are: young, attractive, savvy, plugged in, and celebrity-obsessed


Wednesday, June 12 2013

What Becca Wants, Becca Gets, One Way or Another: 'The Bling Ring'

In Sofia Coppola's weirdly fascinating, beautifully composed film, stolen stuff doesn't feel owned or stolen, exactly, but more endlessly transferred, from one briefly desirous individual to another.


Thursday, December 23 2010

'Somewhere': You Be My Reader

Detailed and lovely, patient and observant, Somewhere's look isn't just how a girl might see, though it is that. It's how most movies don't take the time to see.


Thursday, December 23 2010

'Somewhere': No There There

Sofia Coppola's swoony critique of Hollywood emptiness trips dangerously close to being a pretty, vacuous nothing.


Wednesday, April 18 2007

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette's veneer is so impregnably varnished, so buffed to such an imposing sheen, that any attempt at critical ingress either bounces off of or slides down its glossy façade.


News

Tuesday, April 19 2011

Sofia Coppola's 'Somewhere' comes to DVD

LOS ANGELES — Sofia Coppola, daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola, was looking for a smaller project after making the big-budget period film "Marie Antoinette" in 2006.


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