Are the Oscars an optimistic crowd this year? Forward-thinking fare like “Lincoln”, “Argo”, and “Life of Pi” alter the mood of the race.
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This week’s new releases brings us classics of the 60s and 70s, an undervalued Spielberg, and a streaming pick for the 007 crowd.
James Bond’s rousing return in ‘Skyfall’ brings the franchise its highest grossing and most promising debut.
As mystifying as it is preposterously entertaining, ‘Holy Motors’ is a cinematic celebration as it is a boundless character study.
The Christmas season gets unofficially started on DVD with indie hits, holiday fare, and classics on Criterion in this week’s releases.
Duncan spins passion unto ’17 Filles’, offers a second opinion on ‘Looper’, and finally gets around to ‘Schindler’s List’ in this week’s Quick Takes.
The Academy announces the qualifying titles in the Best Animated Feature race, teeming with studio efforts and foreign submissions.
November kicks the fall film season into full gear with family entertainment, historical drama, and many masterful directors! Here’s what to check out!
Duncan discusses how ‘Argo’ attempts an unbiased representation of a politically distressing situation.
‘Cloud Atlas’ is a unique piece of filmmaking, suffering all the lamentable consequences of over-egged ambition with only a few of its treats.
Facing tough critical prejudice as he receives the London Film Festival Fellowship award, Duncan ranks the 16 films of Tim Burton.
This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases flaunt famous and unexpected pieces from accomplished directors.
‘Frankenweenie’ is the extraordinary Halloween family flick of the season, offering gleeful horror thrills a beating, overpowering heart.
This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases vouch for this year’s outstanding indie gems in both cinema and television!
Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Flight’ launches as we close down our coverage of the 50th New York Film Festival.
Andrea Arnold proves a perfect match for the solemnity of ‘Wuthering Heights’, making this cruel love story as dangerous as it is beautiful.
The output from New York Film Festival continues as Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ surprises audiences at this year’s secret screening.
This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases include classics from the 80s and hits from the summer!
The chaotic emotional weight of ‘Sister’ will hit you all at once and when you least expect it, and stick with you long after.
‘Amour’ realizes a heartfelt Michael Haneke, reserving his anti-accessible motivations in favor of honest human tragedy led by two towering leads.