Winter’s Bone

The Best Films of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2010 | 4 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.


'Winter's Bone': Where Crime and Loss are the Only Family | 15 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.


Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations | 25 Jan 2011 // 3:50 AM

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.


'Winter's Bone' and 'Animal Kingdom' offer a new spin on crime families | 9 Sep 2010 // 10:52 PM

Criminal gangs have been family affairs since long before the James Brothers saddled up to spread mayhem across the American West. But in today's pop

Documentaries, always a festival strength, were better than ever and played off each other | 1 Feb 2010 // 6:00 AM

PARK CITY, Utah — It's nobody's fault, really it isn't, but there's a gap between the way the just-concluded Sundance Film Festival is written about in

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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