It was hard whittling down this year’s Best of the Year list to twenty films, let alone ten.
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A pre-emptive look at the people, movies, moments, and anything else unlikely to receive the credit (or derision) they deserve in 2011.
Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ is a well acted, meticulously written, and stunningly orchestrated film that is at once beautifully subdued and emotionally potent.
‘We Bought a Zoo’ occasionally gets it right, but it’s still a far cry from much of Cameron Crowe’s older, defter work.
‘The Help’ and ‘Pariah’ are the most popular movies among BFCC members, as are Harry Belafonte and ‘Drive.’
The Women Film Critics Circle has its say on the best and the worst cinema had to offer women this year.
The Film Misery staff talks about its favorite films in the Hong Kong director’s distinguished filmography.
The Film Critics’ poll chose to honor not top Oscar contenders, but instead a slew of less-widely seen films sadly lacking a Weinstein-caliber Awards campaign.
Alexander Payne’s latest keeps up its Oscar momentum, and ‘The Help’ is declared the 2011 film that best embodies “the spirit of the South.”
What two new production stills say – and what they don’t say – about Baz Luhrmann’s widely scrutinized adaptation of a literary classic.
There are plenty of reasons to avoid The Sitter like the plague, but a select few may nonetheless find something to enjoy in David Gordon Green’s dumb and formulaic comedy.
As our Wong Kar Wai Marathon nears its end, we attempt to find meaning in what is called the Hong Kong auteur’s “Informal Trilogy” – ‘Days of Being Wild,’ ‘In the Mood for Love,’ and ‘2046.’
‘Tinker Tailor,’ The Golden Globes, and a brand spanking new Lisbeth Salander. Oh, my…
With Muppet Fever running rampant this fall, the delightful Being Elmo is yet another film worthy of your time.
Wong Kar Wai breaks very little new ground with Fallen Angels, but the old ground he retreads is nearly perfected.
Werner Herzog’s trademark style as a nonfiction filmmaker is still intact, albeit with relative restraint. The resulting film is one of his more effective projects in recent memory.
Movies from Alexander Payne and David Cronenberg as well as what to look forward to at Film Misery in November.
Wong Kar-Wai’s first film makes for a promising, if slightly imperfect, debut to our November Marathon.
Justin breaks the first rule of ‘Fight Club’ to talk about one of his biggest cinematic blind spots.
A few short words on Film Misery’s next Movie Marathon.