The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 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.
Dear Mr. Denby: In Defense of Inglourious Basterds | 27 Aug 2009 // 3:59 PM
Quentin Tarantino drives critics nuts because he loves movies. 'New Yorker' critic David Denby drives The Rockist nuts because he hates movies.
Celebrating 20 Years of Quentin Tarantino's Irreverent Filmmaking: 'Tarantino XX' | 20 Nov 2012 // 4:10 PM
His tributes to classic movies are stylish and entertaining but force us to ask ourselves: Is Quentin Tarantino a visionary? or a flat out plagiarist?
Inglourious Basterds | 8 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM
The bad news is that the Weinsteins may have been right about trimming some of the fat; the good news is that even a flawed Tarantino is better than a perfect most anyone else.
Bye, Sally - Sally Menke (1953 - 2010) | 29 Sep 2010 // 12:45 AM
Even in the middle of creative chaos, Tarantino was sure to always send his Sally a shout-out. Sadly, their subject can no longer hear them.
Serious Men, Inglourious Basterds | 12 Jul 2010 // 1:00 AM
While Inglourious Basterds is about a band of freedom fighters standing against the Nazis, rather than one man’s inward crisis with the riddle of existence itself, there is a profound and personal moral center to the Basterds’ struggles, a “seriousness.”
For seven decades, films have grappled with fascism's rise | 4 Mar 2010 // 4:40 AM
The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Not surprisingly, that was the feeling During World War II, as movie audiences cheered and hollered whenever
Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 10:56 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