The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
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.
Identities in Flux | 23 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM
Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is performance art as civilization-annihilating Godzilla, whereas Eastwood's Changeling is a film that wins the stranger than fiction category, hands-down.
Changeling | 18 Feb 2009 // 2:00 PM
There’s a touch of Arthur Miller in the way the audiences emotions are played in this story of challenging authority.
Changeling | 23 Oct 2008 // 10:15 PM
A movie made with awards season in mind, Changeling offers extravagant affects and overwritten speeches.
Narrative Choices Challenge 'Changeling's Effectiveness | 29 Oct 2008 // 11:18 PM
The Clint Eastwood renaissance has been a joy to behold. While many thought his 1992 Oscar for Unforgiven would mark the culmination of an amazing, four