Of the Day – 01.10.12

Read of the Day:  Were you irritated by The Artist's use of the Vertigo score? So was Kim Novak, who has gone so far as to equate director Michel Hazanavicius musical choice with "rape." [THR] News of the Day:…

REVIEW: ‘The Darkest Hour’ (2011)

Grade: D+ In its own perverse way, production designer-turned-director Chris Gorak’s new flick The Darkest Hour makes for a rather interesting companion piece to other 2011 trips down nostalgia lane like The Artist, Hugo and…

The Unsung Heroes (and Villains) of 2011

Critics, bloggers and awards circles are already beginning to reveal their thoughts on the year’s best movies and performances. Indeed, even Film Misery will be working very hard next week to share with you our…

REVIEW: ‘A Separation’ (2011)

Grade: A- A few years ago, I found myself at fault in a car accident on my evening commute. On a congested highway on the way home from work, I looked (I admit rather stupidly)…

REVIEW: ‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2011)

Grade: C I recall reading a rave review of Cameron Crowe’s Oscar winner Almost Famous when it came out some eleven years ago, and having one passage stick out: “What I love most about Crowe’s…

REVIEW: ‘The Sitter’ (2011)

Grade: B- I don’t want to make a habit out of this in my reviews, but I feel like I would be truly remiss if I failed to acknowledge, in light of my marginally positive…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: December 2011

Now this is where things get interesting. With the onslaught of prestige pictures in full swing, there are plenty of reasons for staunch moviegoers to find themselves investing more money at the box office this…