Sunday, January 22 2012
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.
Tuesday, January 17 2012
In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.
Friday, September 16 2011
Like the seminal song by Queen, November is "no time for losers" as the Oscar races heat up (J Edgar, The Descendants) and superficial fluff (Piranha 3DD, Tower Heist) becomes scarce.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?
Sunday, February 26 2012
Martin Scorsese makes it hard for you to forget why film is the single most important medium art has to offer, and if you’ve forgotten, he does a damn good job of reminding you.
Tuesday, November 22 2011
As much as Hugo is being touted as Scorsese's foray into 3D, Méliès' images, flat, awkward, and strangely beautiful, are its most memorable.
Thursday, March 19 2015
Not all YA adaptations are created equally. In fact, there are many terrible examples of the genre. On the other hand, here are a few that are pretty great.
Monday, January 16 2012
Once again, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press have spoken - and confused the awards season conversation all over again.
Sunday, November 27 2011
Like a labyrinth larded with shards of celluloid sensations past and filtered through the latest in Tinseltown commercial gimmickry, Hugo is an amazing masterwork.
Thursday, February 9 2012
LOS ANGELES — Last weekend I hosted a panel at the Santa Barbara Film Festival that featured five producers whose films were Oscar best picture nominees.
Friday, February 3 2012
The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.
Tuesday, January 24 2012
LOS ANGELES — The two-horse Oscar race has a third entrant: “Hugo.” Director Martin Scorsese’s first family film collected a leading 11 nominations Tuesday for the 8
Thursday, December 1 2011
LOS ANGELES — “Hugo,” director Martin Scorsese’s family film reflecting his love of cinema, was named the best film of the year Thursday by the
Tuesday, November 22 2011
LOS ANGELES — You think you know by now what you’ll get in a Martin Scorsese movie. Someone will be gothically whacked. A person’s