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.
In Defense of Kelly Reichardt's Directorial Touch | 2 Dec 2013 // 9:30 PM
Kelly Reichardt has established herself as a singular and essential voice in modern cinema by being a master of the miniature, a maestro of The Moment.
Wendy and Lucy | 11 Dec 2008 // 9:00 PM
Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.
Michelle Williams gets to the heart of a forlorn character in 'Wendy and Lucy' | 28 Jan 2009 // 10:47 PM
Only a few minutes into "Wendy and Lucy," there's no doubt that Michelle Williams - playing a hard-luck vagabond stuck in a Pacific Northwest town