(500) Days of Summer

The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

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.

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

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.


A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs | 27 Jan 2010 // 2:59 PM

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.


(500) Days of Summer | 17 Jul 2009 // 12:03 AM

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


(500) Days of Summer (2009): Blu-ray | 27 Dec 2009 // 8:00 AM

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

RomCom-trast: 'Ugly Truth' vs. '(500) Days of Summer' | 27 Jul 2009 // 4:00 AM

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


'(500) Days' director creates a romantic comedy with chemistry you can dance to | 24 Jul 2009 // 1:14 AM

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

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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