Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008 | 14 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008 | 13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.
Dying on the Mind: 'A Christmas Tale' and 'House of the Sleeping Beauties' | 13 Nov 2008 // 2:59 PM
In the moody House of the Sleeping Beauties, an aging widower fights despair with a succession of naked beauties, while in the sprawling A Christmas Tale, a family bickers around their mother’s terminal illness.