There are times when Saturday Night Live is having a rough night, one where the timing's off from start to finish, the host flubs their lines or breaks character in a totally unfunny way, and the big group hug that takes place onstage while the credits roll is more of a consoling embrace than a cong ... More >>
By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
At the SNL fantasy camp, dreaming about becoming the next Tina Fey
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Nike -- the billion-dollar company who profits off people like LeBron James and child laborers and who make awesome World Cup commercials -- has released a set of sneakers called the Five Boroughs Pack, each with their own specific set of designs for each borough of New York. The Shoe Game ha ... More >>
Is 'the angriest man in the world' still mad? Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes looking for the answer.
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds t ... More >>
The Brothers Affleck come through with a complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role in Mike Binder's latest drama
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
The Other of Invention
The Critics Speak
Zinn and the Art of Anti-War Movement Maintenance
'The Believer' Makes the Long Pilgrimage to the Silver Screen
Losing the Plot at Sundance
Why Is It Libelous to Call an Action Actor Gay?
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
David Fincher stages a theater of war in Fight Club
A Winter Movie Preview
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