Tropic Thunder
//Features

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

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.

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008 | 13 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

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

Are We Not Funny? Laugh, Damn You! | 4 Sep 2008 // 5:00 PM

The problem with the (inexplicably popular) Tropic Thunder may be that Ben Stiller is just not a funny filmmaker. Not even remotely.

//Reviews

Tropic Thunder | 12 Aug 2008 // 10:21 PM

Tropic Thunder tells you that race and masculinity and class identity issues make men in this business mean and juvenile. And then it tells you again.

//Blogs

'Tropic' Blunder | 12 Aug 2008 // 4:45 PM

We hear it all the time, that comedy cop out meant to assuage the offender of all implied guilt: "It's just a joke." Be it

Danny O.D.: Too Much McBride? | 11 Aug 2008 // 4:45 PM

That's it. I've had it. I am officially at my character actor capacity. Nothing personal on the man in question, but after a summer where

//News

Jack Black talks 'Tropic Thunder' and how he got the girl | 13 Aug 2008 // 10:05 PM

They teach it in Interviewing 101: find common ground with your subject. But when your subject is rich, famous, plump and happy Jack Black, that might

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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