The Best 30 Films of 2009 | 7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 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 Male Film Performances of 2009 | 5 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
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.
Where the Wild Things Are | 25 Mar 2010 // 3:59 PM
Even if its pleasures outweigh its disappointments, Where the Wild Things Are is another in a series of Spike Jonze’s ambitious but flawed projects.
Where the Wild Things Are | 15 Oct 2009 // 8:00 PM
Feelings of loss and frustration, acted out so loudly, raucously, and repeatedly, are at the center of Where the Wild Things Are.
Who Are These 'Wild Things' For? | 15 Oct 2009 // 8:00 AM
Sure, family films can think -- just as long as their mindset agrees 100% with the attitude of those buying the tickets. Jonze's is journeying deep into the fragile heart of pre-adolescent darkness here, reminding us of how fun and fractured growing up can be.