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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.


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.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Sunday, April 26 2009

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.


Reviews

Thursday, May 28 2009

Up

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


Blogs

Tuesday, November 10 2009

Adventure is 'Up' There: A Talk with Pixar's Pete Docter and Bob Peterson

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


Friday, May 29 2009

'Up' Makes It a Perfect 10 for Pixar

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


News

Thursday, April 1 2010

Hollywood sees green in the 3-D boom, but is it missing the bigger picture?

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,


Tuesday, March 2 2010

Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar'

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


Friday, May 29 2009

Pixar perfect: The people at this studio have important lessons to teach

In order to make their sublimely inventive and affecting new film "Up," the tight-knit team at Pixar Animation Studios embarked upon a painstaking, complicated and,


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