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Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Columns

Tuesday, June 8 2010

'Shutter Island': The Fragile Intersection Between Sanity and Insanity

Shutter Island concerns the surrender of one’s own subjective memory and identity to another individual or institution. In order to make that choice -- to become a passive player in someone else’s version of reality -- must one be sane or insane?


Reviews

Thursday, February 18 2010

Shutter Island

Amid all the confusion, Shutter Island sort of invites you to see through Teddy's eyes: peering at uncooperative staff members, frustrated by the doctors' obfuscations and delays, his rising anger seems righteous.


Blogs

Sunday, June 6 2010

Everyone Is Totally Insane: 'Shutter Island' (Blu-ray)

Do we marvel as the man responsible for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino works a similar artist magic on material that many would consider exploitative schlock? You betcha.


Friday, February 19 2010

With 'Shutter Island' Scorsese Celebrates Schlock Magnificently

As a plot twist timed exercise, as genre-jumping Gothic horror, as a chance for the creator of masterpieces to play schlockmeister for once in his life, Shutter Island offers Martin Scorsese at the top of his game.


Friday, February 19 2010

Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' Opens Today (videos)

Just in cased you've somehow missed the promotional onslaught and the vast amount of copy expended this week on poring over Martin Scorsese's career, Shutter


Thursday, February 18 2010

Shutter Island: In a Lonely Place

A haunted-house spooker mixed with an obsessed-detective noir, Shutter Island is not a great film. But that doesn't mean it isn't one of Scorsese's best, and one to be remembered.


Friday, February 12 2010

What's Opening in Theaters Next Week (trailers)

HAPPY TEARS (R) — Parker Posey and Demi Moore are estranged sisters forced to reunite to take care of their ailing father (Rip Torn), who suffers


News

Wednesday, February 24 2010

Score another for Scorsese

LOS ANGELES — The trailers at the cineplex the other day included the usual summer blockbuster suspects showing off their special effects — one cartoonish morph after


Wednesday, February 17 2010

For 'Shutter Island,' the wait may be worthwhile

Movies can be like wine: Once uncorked, they don't often last long on the shelf. But Hollywood history could be a lot kinder to the


Tuesday, February 16 2010

Martin Scorsese is up to tricks on 'Shutter Island'

NEW YORK — Nobody involved was surprised that Martin Scorsese's latest — the gothically inflected psychological thriller "Shutter Island" — is chockablock with references to everything from the


Monday, February 15 2010

Martin Scorsese is all about making history these days

For Martin Scorsese, the older he gets, the more at home he is in the past. Look at his new film — "Shutter Island." It's set


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