POSTED // Feb 7,2014 - The cynicism, however knee-jerk, is understandable: “The Lego Movie? Seriously?”
It’s understandable because we live in an era of cinema as product, a seemingly endless barrage of
POSTED // Feb 7,2014 - Not every war movie needs to be Saving Private Ryan—a searing, dark journey into man’s inhumanity to man at its most inhuman. Yet there’s also something odd about a war movie as, well, jolly as The Monuments Men.
POSTED // Jan 31,2014 - For 11 days in Utah’s mountains in January, not a flake of precipitation fell on the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And the cheery blue skies could not possibly have been a better match for the mood of the festival’s best films.
POSTED // Jan 16,2014 - Over the years at the Sundance Film Festival, many things have stayed the same—the tricky logistics of moving between venues, sold-out screenings and temperatures that challenge the resolve
POSTED // Jan 16,2014 - With 2014 marking the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Institute taking over operations of what began as the U.S. Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival coordinators chose a somewhat counterintuitive theme for an anniversary celebration: failure.
POSTED // Jan 10,2014 - Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)—the protagonist of Spike Jonze’s gorgeous science-fiction romance Her—is a sensitive guy. You can see it in the way he does his job as a 21st-century Cyrano, surrogate-writing romantic
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?