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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Sunday, January 20 2013

The Best Guilty Pleasure Films of 2012

As much as we hate to admit it, these addictive missteps captured our attention in ways cinema shouldn't. Others will condemn them. We can't complain... not at all.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

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.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

The Contagious Age: Overwhelmed by Vampires, Viruses, and Zombies in the 21st Century

Contagion is the dominant horror of the 21st century, an era marked by epidemics of terror, war, and economic crisis.


Wednesday, February 16 2011

Solarian Absurdity

In his classic SF novel Solaris, Stanislaw Lem composes an ode to the absurdity of the human struggle for knowledge. No better is this struggle encapsulated than in the infinite expanse of space and in the discovery of new worlds.


Columns

Thursday, January 8 2009

Guerrilla Patton

Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.


Reviews

Thursday, April 17 2014

'King of the Hill' Is a Touching, Sweet Story and Quite Unlike Later Soderbergh Films

This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse.


Sunday, June 2 2013

'Side Effects' Is a Churning Cat-and-Mouse Game of Lies, Betrayal and Corruption

Side Effects' mystery unfolds and resolves in satisfying ways, shifting in ways you don’t see coming.


Friday, February 8 2013

'Side Effects': Soderbergh's Final Film, Maybe

By turns happy and sad, Emily presents a puzzle for her apparently amiable and not very forward-thinking husband.


Monday, October 22 2012

Zen and the Art of Male Stripping: 'Magic Mike'

Channing Tatum is dynamic on stage. Often, his dancing transcends the butt jiggling and crotch thrusting of his peers. Alex Pettyfur is unremarkable both on stage and off. Matt McConaughey strikes the perfect balance between smarmy and charming.


Monday, October 15 2012

Spalding Gray Plays with Himself in 'And Everything Is Going Fine'

Steven Soderbergh’s tribute explores Spalding Gray’s life, illuminates his creative process, and explicates the art of the monologue—all while working as a Gray monologue.


Blogs

Thursday, February 7 2013

Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' Is Half-cocked Hitchcock, In a Good Way

Side Effects isn't bad. It's actually quite effective. What it isn't however, is great. It seems minor, missing a key ingredient or two that would turn it from acceptable to exceptional.


Friday, June 29 2012

'Mike' is Not 'Magic,' Just Middling

This is destined to be either embraced as "real" and "authentic" or condemned as lacking a certain erotic quality, especially in the man meat department.


Thursday, September 8 2011

'Contagion' Cruises When It Should Crackle

Contagion becomes a battle between what it is and what it could have been. It satisfies just enough to warrant its existence while frustrating one with its potential.


Friday, December 17 2010

The Talking Cure?: 'And Everything Is Going Fine'

And Everything is Going Fine may be an incomplete portrait, but it is a thoroughly arresting one for sure.


Friday, May 15 2009

Soderbergh Delivers an Intriguing 'Experience'

Shot on digital and budgeted at a mere $1.7 million, this calm character study stands in direct contrast with his last film -- the big, bombastic, and epic biopic Che!


News

Wednesday, September 7 2011

Jude Law relished his prickly part in ‘Contagion’

PHILADELPHIA — In “Contagion,” the fast, frightening global pandemic drama opening Friday, Jude Law is a mad blogger, a Web journo whose raging posts against Big


Thursday, May 28 2009

Steven Soderbergh refuses to play it safe

For his 20th feature film, "The Girlfriend Experience," director Steven Soderbergh has returned to a theme he explored in his breakthrough "sex, lies and videotape":


Wednesday, February 25 2009

‘Che' director Steven Soderbergh's revolutionary filmmaking

It's a face recognized even by those who know nothing about the man behind it. He peers at us fromT-shirts and posters and magazines, a


Wednesday, January 21 2009

Behind the scenes of ‘Che' with Steven Soderbergh

"I can't sit here and tell you I think movies make any difference at all," director Steven Soderbergh says, halfway through a bowl of soup


Wednesday, January 14 2009

Fast chat with ‘Che' star Benicio Del Toro

You've seen the T-shirts. Everywhere. With that face - the beard, beret, eyes burning with revolution. Yet, few people know much about the man behind


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