The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011 | 16 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


In Praise of Kristen Wiig's Risky Career Choices | 10 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Kristen Wiig’s genius is that she can generate humor and pathos from the same source, her characters’ pain.


'Bridesmaids' Is the Perfect Marriage Between a Chick Flick and a Gross Out Buddy Comedy | 20 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM

Bridesmaids is a particularly satisfying, and long overdue, reminder that comedies headlined by women can be smart, funny and commercially viable.

'Bridesmaids' Has a Mature Streak | 12 May 2011 // 11:23 PM

Once the wedding preparations begin, Annie finds herself in a kind of freefall, her loss of self-control at once agonizing, touching, and surprising.


Melissa McCarthy: No Longer "Always a Bridesmaid" | 8 Feb 2012 // 5:00 AM

Though this was clearly a defining year for the actress, here are five other interesting things to know about the Oscar nominee's career in the entertainment industry.

Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011 | 29 Aug 2011 // 2:00 AM

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.


Swearing by 'Bridesmaids' success | 23 Jun 2011 // 5:30 AM

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood's a notoriously cutthroat place, but the all-girl ensemble film "Bridesmaids" has cast a mysterious, uniting spell over women in show biz who

It's no laugh for female directors | 24 May 2011 // 4:30 AM

In corporate America, it's no longer a surprise to see a woman running a giant company like EBay or Hewlett-Packard. But in Hollywood, where actresses

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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