Director Greg Whiteley’s new documentary, Mitt, offers a timid behind-the-scenes look at the Romney family during their two presidential campaigns.
While Nebraska may seem like a step back for director Alexander Payne in terms of budget and visuals, it’s actually a brave step in the right direction for his strengths: sharp characterization and funny, bittersweet storytelling.
This article represents the first of a three-part series on the late film critic, Roger Ebert. This first piece focuses on Roger’s influence on me personally as a critic.
Now out DVD, IN A WORLD… is both an amiable look at the world of voiceover artists and a promising directing debut for Lake Bell.
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Last but not least, here is the list of MY PICKS for the best films of 2013. The Oscars are soon, and only a few on my list are represented, though that should not stop YOU from appreciating them, too…
Every year I believe less and less that there’s such a thing as “The Best Film of The Year.” Award shows are fun, but they always seem to honor an excellent film that rubbed the fewest people the wrong way.
Here is the full list of Oscar nominations, and some quick thoughts from Sean and I. Spoiler: it was good, AND bad!
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?