Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.
Monday, September 22 2008
Without a couple of recognizably fallible and ordinary men like Harvey Dent and Commissioner Gordon at its center, The Dark Knight would ultimately be nothing more than an exceptionally well-tooled and smartly-acted thriller.
Tuesday, April 29 2008
And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.
Wednesday, July 16 2008
Batman's dilemma in The Dark Knight is how to use his bad press, whether he will embrace it or continue to fight it.
Monday, July 16 2012
The obvious answer is... that Batman is us. Batman is a bigger than life adolescent dream. He's everything we wish we could be, including protector of the faith and righter of wrongs.
Monday, November 8 2010
Ten examples of cinematic 'second bananas', the glue that holds most superhero/genre efforts together.
Thursday, July 22 2010
Christopher Nolan is the bellwether for a new kind of filmmaker, one that successfully merges Hollywood classicism with the best of the post-modern revision.
Wednesday, March 4 2009
This time next year, if there is any justice left in this baffling business called show, Jackie Earle Haley will be reaping the same kind
Sunday, July 27 2008
It only took 10 days. Less than two weeks. It remains a stunning accomplishment. It took Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 16 days to get
Wednesday, February 23 2011
LOS ANGELES — David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he
Thursday, April 8 2010
Given the tendency of superhero sequels to expand audiences as they go, "Iron Man 2" could eventually land with even more box-office force.
Thursday, January 22 2009
It was a dark day for "The Dark Knight" as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since "Titanic." Christopher
Wednesday, August 13 2008
The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in "The Dark Knight," Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As
Tuesday, July 29 2008
In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But