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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

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.


Thursday, July 14 2011

'Rango': The Itchy, the Thirsty and the Ugly

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

Thursday, March 3 2011

'Rango' Brings Back Story Thyme

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.


Tuesday, May 3 2011

The Five Best Films of Spring 2011

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

Friday, April 15 2011

Forget 'Rio' - Go See 'Rango' Again!

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


Tuesday, April 19 2011

Life in a time of 'Rio:' Just how dominant could animation get?

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

Thursday, March 3 2011

How director Gore Verbinski wrangled 'Rango'

"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

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