The Beaver
//Features

The 40 Best Films of 2011 | 22 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

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.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011 | 17 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

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.

//Reviews

Let 'The Beaver' Speak For You, and To You | 26 Sep 2011 // 3:59 PM

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

Jodie Foster Teams with Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver' | 6 May 2011 // 2:10 AM

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

//Blogs

A Sick Psyche: 'The Beaver' (Blu-ray) | 26 Aug 2011 // 7:48 AM

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.

'Ordinary People' with Puppets: 'The Beaver' | 19 May 2011 // 4:00 AM

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.

//News

What does 'The Beaver's' performance say about Mel Gibson's popularity? | 9 May 2011 // 11:30 PM

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;

'Beaver' director Jodie Foster's loyalty to Mel Gibson was tested but emerged intact | 3 May 2011 // 4:30 AM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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