Thursday, January 15 2009
The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Sunday, October 26 2008
If the display of violence is to be expected in a "vampire movie," the particular framings are striking.
Tuesday, March 24 2009
It was one of last year's best films - foreign or otherwise. It was unceremoniously snubbed for Oscar consideration (favoritism found Sweden submitting another, lesser
Thursday, November 20 2008
When was the last time a vampire was truly scary? No, not gory, or gross, or given over to fits of faux romanticized rage and
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Blame Anne Rice. Blame her for being the literary stake in the original vampire's heart. If it wasn't for her spinster prose take on the