The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.

The Best DVDs of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.


Up | 28 May 2009 // 10:15 PM

Up is full of fun and fantasy, and also earns its PG rating with complex emotional situations.


Adventure is 'Up' There: A Talk with Pixar's Pete Docter and Bob Peterson | 10 Nov 2009 // 6:20 AM

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places. Artists of all kind find their muse in music, memories, or even some of the more

'Up' Makes It a Perfect 10 for Pixar | 29 May 2009 // 12:06 AM

Perhaps it's time to stop wondering and simply believe. Every year, like cinematic clockwork, we critics hear about the latest release pending from Pixar and


Hollywood sees green in the 3-D boom, but is it missing the bigger picture? | 1 Apr 2010 // 2:00 AM

It only took a century, but 3-D films have evolved from a curiosity to a film world obsession. "In a not-too-distant future," predicts Mark Zoradi,

Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar' | 2 Mar 2010 // 11:56 PM

The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract

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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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