The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010 | 4 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Kick-Ass | 15 Apr 2010 // 11:00 PM

Serving as Kick-Ass' mentor, savior, and inspiration, Hit Girl is a perfect and perverse fantasy -- abused and abusive, tearfully vulnerable and ingeniously cruel.


2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie | 10 Nov 2010 // 11:40 PM

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.

Game(r) Over | 16 Aug 2010 // 12:00 AM

Simple math would suggest that 'Scott Pilgrim' only played to those already prepared for it, failing to move beyond the invested in-crowd. They couldn't even reach those who loved Edgar Wright's work before.


Hollywood can't count on comic books to 'Kick-Ass' at the box office | 23 Apr 2010 // 1:03 AM

"Nobody knows anything." In his 1983 book "Adventures in the Screen Trade," screenwriter William Goldman offered those three words as a sort of mantra to the

Why 'Kick-Ass' failed (and did it really?) | 19 Apr 2010 // 8:43 AM

It seems a little wrong for us to evaluate the disappointing $19.8-million take of "Kick-Ass" this weekend when we (and many others) were, prior to

//Mixed media

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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