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Features

Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


Wednesday, September 1 2010

Part Four: December 2010

This is it... the last push towards end-of-year accolades, with Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Julian Schnabel and the Coen Brothers all looking for that elusive critic's choice seal of approval.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 1 2011

'Blue Valentine': You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

Ultimately, Blue Valentine isn’t something you merely watch: it’s something that you feel. Even though it proves to be one hell of a devastating experience, it’s worth the pain.


Friday, December 31 2010

'Blue Valentine': Hurt People Hurt People

In Blue Valentine, gender roles are less reversed than exposed, and so increasingly unfixed and sometimes unnerving.


Blogs

Monday, December 6 2010

Critical Confessions: Part 24 - Awards Season Workhorse

Coming up with a Top Ten is difficult enough...but because of such arguably unimportant factors as timing, publicity, legitimacy, and that always persnickety concept of being first out of the online gate, my fellow film writers are constantly pushing for earlier and earlier reveals.


Wednesday, October 20 2010

'Blue Valentine' Trailer and Clip (2010, dir. Derek Cianfrance)

The MPAA just slapped the dreaded "NC-17" rating onto this Weinstein year-end release, leading many prognosticators to sound the death knell for the film's Oscar


News

Monday, December 27 2010

Ryan Gosling's instinct for the eclectic comes naturally

LOS ANGELES — He's played a Jewish neo-Nazi, a crack-addict schoolteacher and a man who falls in love with an inflatable doll. But suggest to Ryan


Monday, November 22 2010

Harvey Weinstein suits up for meet

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein has been quietly fuming for weeks over the MPAA ratings board, which has slapped two of his company's films with what


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