The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM
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.
Paranoid Park | 13 Nov 2008 // 2:59 PM
Van Sant’s narrative prowess will never be favorably compared to that of Wilder, Ford, or Tarantino. His bailiwick is character, particularly those characters who exist on the fringes: users, hustlers, hitchhikers.
Paranoid Park (TIFF 2007) | 13 Mar 2008 // 8:50 PM
Gus Van Sant is concerned with portraying the developing moral compass of a jaded youth with a heartfelt sincerity and a steady hand.