Sunday, January 22 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
Five Good and Five Bad Examples of the Annual Box Office Money Grab.
Thursday, June 9 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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