Thursday, January 31 2013
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
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
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
Contagion is the dominant horror of the 21st century, an era marked by epidemics of terror, war, and economic crisis.
Wednesday, February 16 2011
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.
Thursday, January 8 2009
Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Again and again, The Knick makes visible the traumas suffered by bodies, at risk, unequal by law, and struggling to survive.
Thursday, April 17 2014
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' mystery unfolds and resolves in satisfying ways, shifting in ways you don’t see coming.
Friday, February 8 2013
By turns happy and sad, Emily presents a puzzle for her apparently amiable and not very forward-thinking husband.
Monday, October 22 2012
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.
Thursday, February 7 2013
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
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 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
And Everything is Going Fine may be an incomplete portrait, but it is a thoroughly arresting one for sure.
Friday, May 15 2009
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!
Wednesday, September 7 2011
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
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
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
"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
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