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 7 2010
Let's face it, when the content inside is less than meaningful, how better to market your particular movie than with plenty of digital packaging bells and whistles. Many of our 2009 choices reflect this strategy. Others are great all by themselves.
Thursday, January 15 2009
The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.
Monday, November 28 2011
What is espionage if not getting into bed with people -- physically or ideologically -- for purposes of betrayal?
Monday, May 25 2009
Lindqvist’s book and Alfredson’s film adaptation both convey a sweet, dark version of puppy love. We don’t need the American remake.
Monday, March 19 2012
Gary Oldman’s George Smiley proves that brains, as much as James Bond’s brawny action, are key to the British spy game.
Thursday, December 8 2011
In his slowly paced, dirty-minded adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, director Tomas Alfredson is faithful to the painstaking part of le Carre’s baroque and cynical fictions, almost to a fault.
Sunday, October 26 2008
If the display of violence is to be expected in a "vampire movie," the particular framings are striking.
Tuesday, March 24 2009
It was one of last year's best films - foreign or otherwise. It was unceremoniously snubbed for Oscar consideration (favoritism found Sweden submitting another, lesser
Thursday, November 20 2008
When was the last time a vampire was truly scary? No, not gory, or gross, or given over to fits of faux romanticized rage and
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Blame Anne Rice. Blame her for being the literary stake in the original vampire's heart. If it wasn't for her spinster prose take on the