Best Complexities in 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.
Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008 | 14 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir) | 22 Jan 2009 // 9:13 PM
As Waltz with Bashir makes visible its distrust of imperfect history and daunting memory, it insists on their necessity.
This 'Waltz' is a Disturbing Dance with Death | 29 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
It's an exercise in memory, an attempt to recall the unfathomable and unimaginable. It's animation taking the place of atrocity, the literal spoils of war