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…

MOVIE LISTS: Top 10 Films of 1993

Back in 1993, I had absolutely no interest in movies. Of course, how could I? I was barely 8 months old. I was preoccupied with topics of more crucial importance, like eating, sleeping, and learning…

MOVIE LISTS: 7 Directors Who Deserve Better Material

Something that becomes rather clear after accessing the bountiful options of films produced independently is how unfortunately choking the Hollywood studio system is, and not only for us viewers. Obviously it's an ordeal for anyone…

MOVIE LIST: 7 Films of the Apocalypse

Seek out your loved ones and take shelter, for the end is nigh. Well, the end of the year is, assuming we aren't consumed by an abrupt deus ex machina. God forbid we don't make…

MOVIE LISTS: How to Survive An Oscar Season

A week back I was kicking back with some family friends watching Last Holiday on ABCFamily, waiting impatiently for Giancarlo Esposito to slit Queen Latifah's throat; you know, family stuff. In that lovely, though not…

MOVIE LIST: Ranking the Films of Ang Lee

“If you can’t fix it... you gotta stand it.” Those words of Ennis del Mar, at once a deceptively simple proverb and a profoundly tragic one, might as well be considered the thesis statement for…

MOVIE LISTS: Ranking the $1 Billion Top-Grossers

As you may have read this past weekend, Christopher Nolan’s new film The Dark Knight Rises officially earned $1 billion in the worldwide box office. Once thought of as an inconceivable achievement, the 10-figure milestone…

MOVIE LIST: 7 Essential Golden Lion Winners

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 69th Annual Venice International Film Festival, one of the most important gatherings of filmmakers, critics and all-out movie fans worldwide. The Fest's top prize, the Golden Lion, also happens…

MOVIE LISTS: 7 Essential Movie Bears

Bears aren’t always considered the most prolific of movie animals, and when they actually do make an appearance, it is usually to serve either one of two functions: to be a fearsome, bloodthirsty beast or…