Friday, December 30, 2011 7:37 am
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the final
hours of 2011. My holiday season has been quite relaxing indeed,
with the exception of the screening blitz I’ve been embroiled in
since I realized the first draft of my year-end top 10 list was
woefully inadequate. I’m trying to cram in as many movies as I can
before my list is due for publication next week, and the experience
has been mind-reeling but, of course, invigorating in its own
Saturday, January 2, 2010 12:00 am
I don't believe most people will remember 2009 as a standout
year for film, especially because most of the high-profile summer
and Christmas-time releases were pretty disappointing.
Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:00 am
'Bad Lietenant — Port of Call: New Orleans'
Saturday, December 12, 2009 12:00 am
And the good times just keep on rollin'.
Saturday, October 3, 2009 12:00 am
We're now in the early stages of the fall movie season, that
delightful time of year when studios attempt to atone for the
transgressions of previous months by releasing an onslaught of
pedigreed awards bait from October through December.
Friday, June 6, 2008 10:00 pm
Part of me wants to complain that there aren't more poker
movies, but I also recognize that the game isn't exactly
Friday, May 30, 2008 10:00 pm
Bad "Lieutenant": I've long been a critic of
Hollywood's obsession with remakes, especially in light of new
plans to rework relatively recent films like "Predator," "RoboCop"
and "Friday the 13th." However, the idea of "reworking" a story has
admittedly yielded some positive results lately ("Batman Begins"
and "Casino Royale" being the best examples), so I have
begrudgingly began to come to terms with this increasingly popular
practice. If that's the only way to inject new life into a dying or
dead franchise, then so be it.