Sunday, January 27 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Monday, January 21 2013
When you think outside the box, it's amazing how novel and inventive your thoughts become. Same applies in film. These examples of beyond the mainstream moviemaking shine as creative and experimental entertainments.
Sunday, January 6 2013
From a precocious young girl bravely battling the elements to much older women waging war with their own demons, 2012 was a standout year for actresses, with these being some of the very, very best.
Tuesday, May 1 2012
June arrives on full film fire, with a new one from Pixar, a look at a Presidential monster killer, and Ridley Scott's return to a certain extraterrestrial franchise...
Sunday, October 28 2012
This is a charming gem that outshines its intriguing premise because the actors sell the material.
Friday, June 15 2012
Safety Not Guaranteed is a conventional narrative movie, which is ironic since the real-life want ad on which it's based was a joke, a fiction.
Monday, March 19 2012
The fifth day of the film fest found me seeking out my favorite television actors to see how they perform outside their comfortable characters -- results were mixed.
Tuesday, March 13 2012
From a more-or-less rookie writer/director team, Safety Not Guaranteed is based on a Wanted Ad that became an internet meme. You really can’t fault me for being leery, can you?