Outside In: Lena Ranks Pixar’s 15 Films

Few major studio declines have been quite as constructive and educative as Pixar Animation's recent streak of three straight disappointments, and if you count Andrew Stanton's fumbled live-action John Carter and Brad Bird's only recent…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: June 2014

We're still scrambling to catch up with our most anticipated films of May, but if June represents any significant shift in content, it's in size. In critical circles, we're used bemoaning summer blockbuster season as…

2013 IN REVIEW: Special Awards

Our annual "Special Awards" are given to those cinematic achievements that deserve...unique recognition. The year in goofs, faves, and highly personal takedowns is issued below (and please do share what I've missed). Most Disappointing Sequel…

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2013 IN REVIEW: G Clark’s Top Ten List

Unlike some of my colleagues, I didn’t find 2013 to be an embarrassment of riches cinema-wise.  Of course there were several dozen perfectly good films around—there always are.  But saying that there was a notable…

MOVIE LIST: Top 10 Films of NYFF 2013

It's been a long hangover after my week at New York Film Festival, trying to bring other preoccupations up to date before I turn my attentions back to the site. It's no less embittering that…

Captain Phillips - Movies to See in October 2013

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: October 2013

October is always a packed month for exciting new releases, but this October seems particularly juicy. Several of the major fall festival releases will hit theatres giving mainstream audiences access to this year's Oscar contenders…

MOVIE LISTS: 14 Unlikely Movie Bad-Asses

A warning to more sensitive readers - As you no doubt can tell, this article contains mildly explicit language. Fortunately, it never gets more explicit than the a-word. The release of the action sequel RED…