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Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.


Tuesday, April 28 2009

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


Columns

Wednesday, January 27 2010

A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs

Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.


Reviews

Friday, July 17 2009

(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer may not be a particularly happy love story, but it's a love story all the same.


Blogs

Sunday, December 27 2009

(500) Days of Summer (2009): Blu-ray

Love hurts. Love stinks. It's all you need and often the answer. So a love story should be complicated, not pat and perfunctory. A romance


Monday, July 27 2009

RomCom-trast: 'Ugly Truth' vs. '(500) Days of Summer'

Does anyone really care about the romantic comedy anymore? Does anyone see the once burgeoning chick flick genre as anything but a placeholder for the


News

Friday, July 24 2009

'(500) Days' director creates a romantic comedy with chemistry you can dance to

First-time filmmaker Marc Webb didn't like romantic comedies. And then he fell in love — with a script. Webb, a Wisconsin native with a background in


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