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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.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Columns

Thursday, December 1 2011

'Caligula's Ghost: Why Cinema Needs Epic Failure More than Mediocre Success

Obscene, grandiose and artistically worthless -- such is the monstrous reputation of the 1979 art-porn blockbuster Caligula. Is this most shocking of Roman epics worthy of reappraisal?


Reviews

Monday, May 7 2012

Nothing Shameful in 'Shame'

Everyone involved in Shame, including the deservedly-praised Michael Fassbender, should be quite proud of their distressing product.


Thursday, December 1 2011

'Shame' Is All Sex and Surfaces

If Brandon and Sissy are similarly traumatized, their disparate responses suggest not depth of suffering but eerie flatness.


Thursday, October 13 2011

NYFF 2011: Four Films on Music and Redemption

The desire to balance the material and the spiritual is a theme apparent in the documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World and also in Steve McQueen's Shame, which takes the idea to a physical extreme.


News

Wednesday, November 30 2011

‘Shame’ duo Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender share risky tie

LOS ANGELES — Actors will endure a lot for a director they believe in. Michael Fassbender swallowed his pride and wore a superhero helmet for Matthew


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