Lots of plays and movies enter into the category of "love/hate"--i.e., people worship at their feet or find them utterly repellent, but no one thinks they're just OK. For example, Oz, The Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, Twilight, and The Tree of Life come to mind as classic love/hate movies, ... More >>
Think about it. Hear much about Sandra Bullock lately? Gwyneth's movie career? Natalie Portman? (Yes, I know she has another Thor and a Terrence Malick film coming, but still.)
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
Bruno Dumont's challenging fable
From Toronto, a glimpse of this year's most bracing films
The poll was taken at a panel I was on last night at the Strand Bookstore. Slate's Dana Stevens, Salon's Andrew O'Hehir, and myself were there to gab about the Oscar race. (The New Yorker's David Denby, also scheduled, mysteriously never showed up.) After our talk, MC Deborah Reinisch asked the ... More >>
Critics elaborate on their votes, their favorite movie moments of the year and OK OK WE GET IT YOU LIKE MARGARET
The best movie of the year (that you haven't been able to see). And 9 more picks.
Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
I think that sounds nicer than "omnipresent," since it's not her fault that every movie she's ever done seems to be coming out all at once. She's Jessica Chastain, the 31-year-old beauty who's showing her range--and incredible aptitude for achievement--in the following 2011 films:
In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin's cover story "Killing Mom and Dad" tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Be ... More >>
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
You voted for your favorite films of the year and the decade. The results are in!
It's another strong Doc Fortnight at MOMA
The heart of The New World: Feverish fans turn a box office bust into a cult film
The World is not enough: Malick misses the mark with his meandering Jamestown epic
DVDs to stay inside with
Fall brings hope of a brave New World and a historic Violence
The Fall's Top 10 Moviegoing Highlights
Flirting with Disaster: Discussing Days of Heaven and Dylan classics with Sam Shepard
Cinematographer Tim Orr Strikes Gold
Mastering the Art of War
Back in Black
A Gifted and Afflicted Actor Propels Two of the Year's Best Films