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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.


Thursday, October 9 2008

Woody Allen's "Asian" Problem

Hollywood has rarely offered Asians opportunities to be anything other than karate heroes, geishas, wartime prostitutes, or sinister "yellow peril" villains.


Wednesday, April 30 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


Reviews

Thursday, August 14 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz) is the figure least obviously dictated by the Woody Allen template. And for that, you are eternally grateful.


Blogs

Thursday, August 14 2008

'Barcelona' Betrays Allen's Stifled Storytelling

Vicky Christina Barcelona is really nothing more than rich people bitching. Now where exactly is the fun in that?


Sunday, August 3 2008

Goodbye, Woody

The divorce has been coming for some time now. We've been separated for years, but it's only recently that I've even considered taking the final


News

Wednesday, August 20 2008

Woody weird? His new star begs to differ

Rebecca Hall wants to debunk some Woody Allen myths. All the A-listers and ingenues who have gasped about how the bespectacled auteur appears aloof and


Friday, August 15 2008

Javier Bardem, living the impossible life

On film, Javier Bardem is a direct guy. In his Oscar-winning turn in "No Country for Old Men," he shows no hesitation in shooting people


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