In light of Peter Jackson’s questionable move to make a trilogy out of ‘The Hobbit,’ does this new trailer give you hope?
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With stellar acting and an intelligent script, Arbitrage manages to be both smart AND entertaining, which is something of a rarity these days.
This week’s offerings included one of the year’s better films, a handful of true masterpieces, and a box-set containing the best action series ever made.
Box office is way up from last weekend, way down from last year, and has a few small-market films really worth discussing.
The trailer for director Steven Spielberg’s latest mercifully chronicles the 16th president as he fights slavery, not vampires.
The chance to revisit a great Pixar movie like ‘Finding Nemo’ in theaters is ample reason to pay that 3D surcharge.
Another look at ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ the new film from Disney Animation Studios.
This is easily the worst week for Blu-Ray Releases in a long time… but we at least have a great streaming pick for you!
Samsara is a luscious, visually stunning and occasionally clumsy film that rewards your patience with something to ponder.
Justin has finally seen Gene Kelly’s song & dance masterpiece ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ and what a glorious feeling it is to catch up with it!
Barbara Kopple’s ‘Harlan County, USA’ pushes our Classic Docs Marathon right in to the dicey realm of advocacy filmmaking with deeply affecting results.
Justin ranks all thirteen of the $1 billion grossers from worst to best.
At times hopeful, at times sad, and occasionally frustrating in all the right ways, ‘Oslo, August 31’ is a loving, gentle portrait of a lost cause finding himself.
Our latest “Master Moments” essay defends the divisive final chapter to the Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece ‘There Will Be Blood.’
A slow week this first Tuesday of the month, but there are some older, smaller gems peppered through this week’s releases.
Brief reviews of ‘Cosmopolis,’ ‘Bernie,’ ‘Mother,’ and ‘The Queen of Versailles.’
William Friedkin’s ‘Killer Joe’ is a vile, deplorable movie. It’s also a ton of perverse, guilt-ridden fun that will put you to shame for enjoying it.
‘Compliance’ is the year’s most brutal movie-going experience by far, but those who engage the material will discover a challenging film of remarkable empathy.
As the 69th Venice Film Fest kicks into gear, we look at some of our favorite movies to win the Festival’s top prize.
The first film in our Classic Documentary Marathon teaches an early, critical lesson in film’s fuzzy distinction between narrative and reality.