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Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best DVDs of 2009

Let's face it, when the content inside is less than meaningful, how better to market your particular movie than with plenty of digital packaging bells and whistles. Many of our 2009 choices reflect this strategy. Others are great all by themselves.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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

Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

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.


Columns

Thursday, December 18 2008

Exquisite Agony

This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.


Reviews

Thursday, April 30 2009

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.


Tuesday, December 16 2008

The Wrestler

Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.


Blogs

Friday, December 19 2008

Rourke's Rennaisance Mirrors that of this 'Wrestler'

Man is not a perfect machine. He is flawed, easily broken, capable of incredibly feats and destined to die off damaged and corrupt. Luckily for


News

Wednesday, May 5 2010

Mickey Rourke put steely determination into preparing to play 'Iron Man 2' villain

When Mickey Rourke talks about the busy state of his career, the gritty actor who made a remarkable comeback two years ago with "The Wrestler"


Friday, April 30 2010

Mickey Rourke wrestled with Russian role for 'Iron Man 2'

Mickey Rourke was jailed on a recent trip to Russia. That wouldn't be news, except this time the hell-raising actor was doing research. His voluntary


Friday, March 5 2010

Independent Spirit Awards go through growing pains

LOS ANGELES — Those seeking a quick primer on Film Independent's Spirit Awards need only YouTube Mickey Rourke's acceptance speech at last year's ceremony. The "Wrestler"


Sunday, January 11 2009

Marisa Tomei tries to find the naked truth in ‘The Wrestler'

There's a phrase that the sportscaster Tony Kornheiser likes to use describing woman of a certain age who retain every bit of their sexual allure


Wednesday, January 7 2009

Mickey Rourke: Grappling with his past and winning out in ‘The Wrestler'

TORONTO - For a few days at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, where Mickey Rourke's "The Wrestler" stunned audiences and started a bidding


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