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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.

Wednesday, January 18 2012

Movies 2011: Out of the Past

Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.

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.

Monday, May 2 2011

Summer Movie Preview: June 2011

The return of everyone's favorite mutants, the arrival of an intergalactic peacekeeper, and some guy with a bunch of birds marks June's idea of sunny Summer fun.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

'Super 8': Bringing Adolescent Dreams to Life

Paradoxically, given all of the borrowing and recycling that went into its making, in the present moment, the most novel aspect of Super 8 may be its originality.

Wednesday, June 8 2011

The Best Thing About 'Super 8' Is the Super 8

It's filmmaking 101, and like Charles' zombie movie, Super 8, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams, is rather wonderfully basic. At first, anyway.


Monday, August 29 2011

Cream of the Crap: The Best/Worst Movies of Summer 2011

Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.

Thursday, June 9 2011

'Super 8' Is Superb Sci-Fi Nostalgia

Super 8 is a movie of many marvelous surprises. It mixes period authenticity... with postmodern techniques to thrill, enthrall, and engage.

Wednesday, May 12 2010

Super 8 Trailer: The Non-Cameraphone Version (trailer)

The newest film from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg may not be hitting theaters until Summer 2011, but the film's viral marketing campaign is in full swing with the online release of the teaser trailer.


Friday, February 3 2012

Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.

Wednesday, July 6 2011

Good old Super 8: Hit movie revives nostalgia for the quirky '70s film format

PHILADELPHIA — It was the feeling of the film against your palm, and the cartridge spinning inside the camera, always running out too quickly, that made

Monday, June 20 2011

J.J. Abrams is stuck in a huge shadow

There's a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams' new film, "Super 8," starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths),

Friday, June 10 2011

J.J. Abrams teams with his childhood hero, Steven Spielberg

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — There are plenty of stories with Hollywood endings — this is one with a Hollywood beginning. A new J.J. Abrams film called

Tuesday, June 7 2011

A soft spot for an old technology led to J.J. Abrams' latest film

LOS ANGELES — J.J. Abrams has embraced the most advanced technology to make TV shows like "Lost" and "Fringe" and movies like "Star Trek." He's

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