Thursday, January 19 2012
Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.
Monday, January 10 2011
Many of 2010's best triumphed not by rejecting the artifice or fantasy of filmmaking or gaming or dreaming, but by hopping between worlds, ever beginning.
Monday, January 7 2008
Whether by luck or some kind of hive rejuvenation, 2007 saw a whole lot of terrific American movies.
Monday, January 8 2007
The best four films of the year are all essentially crime pictures. Though they are stylish, none could be deemed pulp, or at least not in the Tarantino/Rodriguez sense of the word.
Tuesday, January 10 2006
It wasn't a great movie year, though not for lack of trying. Looking over the year's releases, you see many with a great performance, a smart script, interesting themes, or that old and potentially damaging chestnut, good intentions. But why weren't more of them great?.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
The Cable Guy and I Love You Phillip Morris show what Jim Carrey is capable of when no one is watching.
Friday, May 17 2013
Though they're not as fleet-footed as Chan's best Hong Kong features, Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights are probably his most aristically successful American productions.
Thursday, May 16 2013
With its grotesque caricatures, genre-kidding plot turns, and frequent violations of physics, Crimewave is the kind of goof that repulses mainstream audiences and delights movie-crazy geeks.
Monday, April 29 2013
Director Robert Zemeckis explains that Who Framed Roger Rabbit is really "three elaborate films in one": a period live-action movie, an animated movie, and a special-effects extravaganza required to blend the two.
Friday, April 26 2013
It's hard to imagine many other A-list stars pulling off such a regionally specific role, and it doesn't seem like an accident that Matthew McCoanughey's return to excellent work has engaged with his Southern roots.
Friday, April 26 2013
American viewers who embrace Kon-Tiki may all feel like enthusiastic kids again.
Monday, December 7 2009
The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]