As per tradition, my top 10 list is almost always revealed the day before Oscar nominations are announced. Part of this is because I like having my final say before they do, but mostly it’s because it usually takes me this long just to catch up with all of a given year’s releases.
Two weeks into January, and I can finally unveil my Top 10. Better late than never, right?
Now out on DVD, the indie drama Short Term 12 is an understated but emotionally charged work of art.
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor values brutal blood-soaked violence over character development or thematic substance.
What could be just an easy satire about our tech-obsessed culture becomes so much more, thanks to Spike Jonze’s clear and unflagging vision.
In which our resident prognosticators attempt to make sense of the nonsensical: the Golden Globes. Today, we take a look at the film nominees…
In spotlighting the best of cinema in 2013, one would be remiss not to discuss Cate Blanchett’s performance in Woody Allen’s masterful character study Blue Jasmine. Nominated for a Golden Globe amongst stiff competition, Blanchett has swept nearly every award thus far, and for good reason.
Director John Wells tries to navigate a star-laden film adaptation of the hit Chicago play, August: Osage County, with dismal results.
Jeff Nichols’s coming-of-age, southern fairy tale is the year’s best film. So why has everyone forgotten about it?
Buoyed by an excellent performance from Robert Redford in a career full of them, All is Lost is a confident, visceral film from an emerging director.