POSTED // Mar 22,2013 - Sure, I’m a critic—but I’m also an American, and I don’t like seeing our institutions in peril. Which is why Olympus Has Fallen had me muttering angrily to myself: “Why couldn’t this have been the latest Die Hard movie?”
POSTED // Mar 15,2013 - Funny—like former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s legendary line about pornography—is an “I know it when I see it” proposition. Often, nothing will kill a joke faster than trying to analyze it.
POSTED // Mar 8,2013 - Let’s not put too fine a point on it: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky saved Damien Echols’ life. That wasn’t their intent when they started making a documentary that came to be called Paradise Lost,
POSTED // Feb 22,2013 - Bet as many Lincolns as you can on Daniel Day-Lewis. Anne Hathaway will be carrying away a gold statuette for dreaming a dream. And you can Argo to the bank on Ben Affleck’s film as a Best Picture favorite.
POSTED // Feb 15,2013 - Early on in Michael Haneke’s harrowing, moving Amour, 80-something-year-old Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) brings his wife, Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), back home to their Paris apartment to a life that
POSTED // Feb 14,2013 - Look, I’m gonna be frank here: This whole paranormal and/or apocalyptic teen romance sub-genre that appears to have taken over young-adult literature, movies and the world? It needs to die.