POSTED // Mar 9,2012 - If you’ve spent any amount of time as a professional film critic, you get used to a few common rejoinders. We all know exactly what unhappy readers think about our thwarted real career goals, an
POSTED // Mar 2,2012 - “There’s more to this story than what’s on the page,” announces the titular character in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Danny DeVito) during the film’s proscenium prologue—and you can almost hear the desperation in his voice.
POSTED // Feb 24,2012 - Kingdoms will fall and seas will boil before a significant portion of the American movie-going audience goes to see a subtitled Iranian film like Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-nominated A Separation.
POSTED // Feb 17,2012 - It has taken decades of watching and writing about movies, but This Means War might have finally helped me articulate what feels like a fundamental rule about would-be escapist entertainment:
POSTED // Feb 17,2012 - If your impression of animated features has been shaped entirely by the whiz-bang studio product of the CGI era, bring an open mind to The Secret World of Arrietty. That’s not the way Japan’s Studio Ghibli rolls.
POSTED // Feb 10,2012 - Before diving into the multifaceted characterizations and thorny metaphysics of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, this important disclaimer: I never saw the 2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth. So