Thursday, January 15 2009
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.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Tuesday, November 25 2008
Milk urges optimism and action, even as it also recalls the loss of its charismatic subject.
Thursday, December 11 2008
Harvey Milk was more than a politician. He was more than a grass roots illustration of San Francisco's struggling gay rights movement and underrepresented population.
Wednesday, December 3 2008
SAN FRANCISCO - It has been 30 years since San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold such a
Wednesday, November 26 2008
Gus Van Sant's "Milk" isn't just a mainstream-minded Oscar candidate; it's also a rallying cry. With Sean Penn starring as Harvey Milk, the openly gay