POSTED // Jan 10,2014 - In all fairness, you should probably just ignore me when it comes to August: Osage County, since Tracy Letts’ adaptation of his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play falls squarely in a category of dr
POSTED // Jan 2,2014 - Last year, I offered a list of only eight best movies of the year, with a few honorable mentions. That’s the kind of year 2012 was. As for 2013: Everyone got time for a Top 29 list?
POSTED // Dec 20,2013 - Near the end of Inside Llewyn Davis, the titular hero (Oscar Isaac)—a struggling folk singer in 1961 Greenwich Village—tears into a version of a song we’ve already heard a couple of
POSTED // Dec 20,2013 - P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson)—the irascible author of Mary Poppins—frets and complains bitterly throughout Saving Mr. Banks that her beloved story will lose its realistic edge in the hands of
POSTED // Dec 13,2013 - When last we left the band of adventurers in Peter Jackson’s epic Middle-Earth fantasy, their group was in tatters. Boromir and Gandalf were dead; Merry and Pippin had been kidnapped by orcs; Ar
POSTED // Dec 6,2013 - Braddock, Pa.—the steel-town setting for Scott Cooper’s superb Out of the Furnace—is nothing special to look at, except for the fact that it’s so perfectly, brilliantly nothing special to look at.
POSTED // Nov 27,2013 - Disney has a girl problem. Take a look at TV commercials for the new animated feature Frozen, and you’d likely suspect that it’s about a funny talking snowman, and maybe also a funny non-talking
POSTED // Nov 27,2013 - Alexander Payne has long inhabited the nexus between affectionate ribbing and pointed jabs. Although his killer satirical instincts have been evident since his debut—1996’s blackly hilario