Oscar Afterglow, "American Century" and a War of Popular Cultures | 11 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM
Oscars hopefuls Up in the Air and An Education offer different but complementary views on popular culture. "American Century" throws this neat paradigm into question.
The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 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.
An Education | 26 Apr 2010 // 4:59 PM
To focus squarely on Carey Mulligan's overriding cuteness – and it’s hard not to – would be to do a disservice to the genuine chops she brings to the table.
An Education | 9 Oct 2009 // 12:15 AM
If the story of Jenny's inevitably hard lesson is standard, An Education comes up with a few moments that give pause.
Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 11:56 PM
The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract