The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


'Rango': The Itchy, the Thirsty and the Ugly | 14 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

While it works entirely as a family film, kids are not the primary target audience of Rango.

'Rango' Brings Back Story Thyme | 3 Mar 2011 // 9:32 PM

It's not surprising that Rango learns the value of selflessness. But it's a kick that he does so through adventures so plainly referencing movies -- good movies.


The Five Best Films of Spring 2011 | 3 May 2011 // 5:40 AM

Our picks for the Top 5 films of the Spring...and yes, we are prepared for the inevitable blowback.

Forget 'Rio' - Go See 'Rango' Again! | 15 Apr 2011 // 7:00 AM

Rio is mindless. Rango is a masterpiece. Rango reminds one of how special animation can be.


Life in a time of 'Rio:' Just how dominant could animation get? | 19 Apr 2011 // 4:30 AM

LOS ANGELES — At this point, it's more notable when a new animated movie doesn't win the box office than when it does. The latter has

How director Gore Verbinski wrangled 'Rango' | 2 Mar 2011 // 11:20 PM

"Animation isn't a genre" like Westerns, film noir, romance or horror, Gore Verbinski was saying. "It's just a technique for telling a story." So when

//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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