POSTED // Jun 7,2013 - In Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley has either crafted one of the most deeply narcissistic documentaries ever, or one of the most deeply poignant. The fact that I can’t quite decide which of those is true makes it frustratingly
POSTED // Jun 5,2013 - You can have all the fire-dancers and live music you want, but if what you’re taking off the grill is flavorless or just a flaming piece of charcoal with a meat-like center, your gathering won’t go down in history in any kind
POSTED // May 24,2013 - We couldn’t have seen this franchise coming—not this way, not the thing it has become. A dozen years ago, The Fast & the Furious was just a throwaway little actionsploitation pic about L.A. street racing, full of testosterone
POSTED // May 23,2013 - When The Hangover Part II was released two years ago and turned out to be virtually a note-for-note duplication of the original, many of us found ourselves thinking, “Couldn’t they do something new?”
POSTED // May 10,2013 - What if Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby didn’t have to carry the burden of “The Great Gatsby”? That’s not just some Zen koan-like riddle intended to inspire deep meditation; it’s a question about the way we look at a movie
POSTED // Apr 29,2013 - Over the past decade, no single writer has more diligently explored the myriad consequences of what we humans eat than Michael Pollan—which makes it fairly extraordinary that he continues to find new ways to make us see food in new ways.
POSTED // Apr 26,2013 - Robert Redford hasn’t exactly been shy about his passionate, progressive political commitment over the years. So why does it seems so hard for him to make movies about passionately committed people