Tuesday, February 1 2011
In our second half of 2010's overlooked offerings, we champion West Virginia 'white' trash, a mafia musical, the goriest (and goofiest) spring break ever, a trip to a town called Panic, and one unfairly dismissed, should have been an Oscar nominee mainstream hit from Ben Affleck.
Wednesday, January 5 2011
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.
Thursday, January 11 2007
While the movie has been termed a "docudrama" for its mix of reenactments, interviews, and archival news footage, it is not nearly so easy or easygoing about "truth" as such a label suggests. The film's complex form corresponds to its story, in the sense that "truth" is precisely what troubles it.
Friday, June 23 2006
The very illegibility of the movie's representational process, you imagine, approximates the assaults on the prisoners.
Monday, April 26 2010
The Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll fails to take many risks.