Tuesday, January 7 2014
It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.
Sunday, January 5 2014
After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
A classic comic book champion challenges three different takes on the End of the World, while some oddball independents struggle for recognition in this second serving of Summer season spectacle.
Thursday, October 17 2013
While Sofia Coppola doesn't dwell on the situations that made the Bling Ring what they were, she does give you an overwhelming feeling of who they are: young, attractive, savvy, plugged in, and celebrity-obsessed
Wednesday, June 12 2013
In Sofia Coppola's weirdly fascinating, beautifully composed film, stolen stuff doesn't feel owned or stolen, exactly, but more endlessly transferred, from one briefly desirous individual to another.