The Help

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011 | 16 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.

Summer Movie Preview: August 2011 | 4 May 2011 // 5:00 PM

August brings us a clash between horror and sci-fi as vampires, demons, and super-intelligent apes battle the Grim Reaper and a beefy Barbarian for your last few popcorn coins.


'The Help' Is an Elegantly Profound Crowdpleaser | 4 Jan 2012 // 4:02 PM

Unlike movies that try to be both self-righteous and profound, The Help is characterized by a surprising sincerity in how it acknowledges its faults from the get-go.

'The Help' Ends Up Being Less Revealing Than Self-Righteous | 11 Aug 2011 // 12:55 AM

In The Help, lying is a way of life. If the maids lie as a function of their employment, their employers lie in ways at once subtler and more blatant.


White Never Makes Right: 'The Help' (Blu-ray) | 6 Dec 2011 // 3:30 AM

Indeed, horror is what's missing here... horror and a sense of the real world working its way into the isolation of (this small town).

'The Help' Holds Fast to Its Meaningful Message | 11 Aug 2011 // 11:59 PM

While it's too long and too timid, The Help is still a wonderful, evocative indictment


Oscar nominees take a look back with ‘New Nostalgia’ | 3 Feb 2012 // 1:35 AM

The New Nostalgia, despite every dyspeptic bone in my body, is not necessarily a bad thing -- particularly in thoughtful hands, like those of Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. The New Nostalgia is about dipping into movie history to rediscover the joy of moviegoing itself.

‘The Help’ wins big at SAG Awards | 29 Jan 2012 // 11:14 PM

LOS ANGELES — The Screen Actors Guild handed out three of its five film awards Sunday night to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama “The

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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