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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.


Sunday, May 1 2011

Summer Movie Preview: May 2011

This month, the God of Thunder, the return of Captain Jack Sparrow, and the continuing adventures of the bachelor partying Wolf Pack mark the start of the Summer season.


Reviews

Monday, September 26 2011

Let 'The Beaver' Speak For You, and To You

Jodie Foster directs one of the most underrated films of the year, starring none other than Mel Gibson.


Friday, May 6 2011

Jodie Foster Teams with Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver'

The movie doesn't sort out how the beaver reduces Walter's family -- especially Meredith -- is reduced to reinforcing his worldview.


Blogs

Friday, August 26 2011

A Sick Psyche: 'The Beaver' (Blu-ray)

Someone like Walter Black is bruised in the brain. Like The Beaver, such a state is complicated, aggravating, but definitely worth fighting to understand and accept.


Thursday, May 19 2011

'Ordinary People' with Puppets: 'The Beaver'

Someone like Walter Black is bruised in the brain. Like The Beaver, such a state is complicated, aggravating, but definitely worth fighting to understand and accept.


Tuesday, March 22 2011

SXSW Film Festival Day 6: Mel Gibson and 'The Beaver'

The Beaver's world premiere at SXSW leaves an audience wondering if they enjoyed it or not.


News

Tuesday, May 10 2011

What does 'The Beaver's' performance say about Mel Gibson's popularity?

LOS ANGELES — Critics were mixed on Mel Gibson's "The Beaver" at the start of the weekend — some found it a touching story of mental disassociation;


Tuesday, May 3 2011

'Beaver' director Jodie Foster's loyalty to Mel Gibson was tested but emerged intact

LOS ANGELES — As she has crisscrossed the country tirelessly promoting her latest directorial effort, "The Beaver," Jodie Foster has been keeping in touch via text


Friday, March 18 2011

At premiere, Jodie Foster calls 'The Beaver'

AUSTIN, Texas — Calling the film "the biggest struggle of my professional career," Jodie Foster introduced "The Beaver," her drama starring the troubled Mel Gibson as


Friday, January 14 2011

'The Beaver' is coming to SXSW , but will Mel Gibson?

LOS ANGELES — "The Beaver," Jodie Foster's drama that features Mel Gibson as a depressed man who reinvents himself with the help of a beaver hand


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