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Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Thursday, September 10 2009

Part Four: December 2009

At last, dessert, with just a few more entrees tossed in to satisfy those coming late to the table. The big guns -- James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Peter Jackson, Terrence Malik -- are still putting the finishing touches on their over the top treats, hoping that viewers will appreciate the care and craftsmanship that went into each one. As usual, it looks like the Hollywood heavyweights are once again saving some of the best for last.


Columns

Sunday, April 25 2010

Cracking the Spine: The Lovely Bones

The author's 'heaven' is a concrete and unexpected place with"lumbering women throwing shot put and javelin"; whereas the filmmaker's interpretation changes 'heaven' to something like a garish, 3-D Hallmark card.


Reviews

Thursday, December 10 2009

The Lovely Bones

The start of Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones is indicative of the troubles to come, as the film makes awkwardly literal the fantasy spun in Alice Sebold's strange and poetic novel.


Blogs

Friday, January 15 2010

These 'Bones' Are Indeed 'Lovely'

The murder of a child is, without a doubt, the worst crime of all. It is shocking in its randomness, depressing in its desire to


News

Monday, January 11 2010

Peter Jackson's brave new world: the grief-stricken dreamscape of 'The Lovely Bones'

MINNEAPOLIS — After four flamboyant epics — the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and a remake of "King Kong" — Peter Jackson has moved to a film that's


Sunday, January 3 2010

Stanley Tucci: 'I never wanted to play a serial killer'

You loved Stanley Tucci opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Julie & Julia." You loved him in his Emmy-winning guest appearance on "Monk."


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