The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.
The Best Male Film Performances of 2010 | 4 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.
Christian Bale Delivers a Knockout Performance in 'The Fighter' | 13 Mar 2011 // 6:00 PM
The usually handsome Christian Bale—a master chameleon—physically transforms into a frighteningly thin, haggard, balding, twitchy, and wild-eyed addict who never stops moving his jittery limbs.
'The Fighter': On the Outside | 9 Dec 2010 // 9:15 PM
As The Fighter presents fight after fight, the tonal quirks and distances don't ask you to disinvest so much as they invite you to consider the many ways that audiences -- you included -- shape what you see.
Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 3:50 AM
The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.
'The Fighter', Quietly Brawling | 17 Dec 2010 // 7:30 AM
Though there are times when David O. Russell seems to think he’s slumming, he still crafts a satisfyingly potent familial melodrama that transcends the boxing genre.
The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood | 23 Feb 2011 // 2:30 AM
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
Mark Wahlberg and other underplayers: Appreciated, if not nominated | 7 Feb 2011 // 2:12 AM
Mark Wahlberg recedes. Your eyes can come off him, and he's fine with that; he may be the only actor alive for whom this is