The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 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 // 5:00 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 // 10:32 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 // 6:40 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 // 8:00 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 // 5:30 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' | 3 Mar 2011 // 12:20 AM

"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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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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