Lion

REVIEW: ‘Lion’ (2016)

Lion, the debut feature from Australian TV director Garth Davis, is immediately gripping.  Saroo and Guddu (Sunny Pawar and Abhishek Bharate, both extraordinary) are two Indian brothers living in abject poverty.  They steal rocks and…

REVIEW: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ (2016)

Grade: A- When we lose someone, we don't just lose them once. We repeat their loss with ourselves over and over again, each times different and further distorted. Those distortions can lend vivid new insight,…

Her, Joaquin Phoenix

WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix Falls for Siri in Spike…

Spike Jonze's solo screenplay debut builds on the canon of AI films with its exploration of a romance between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and the "world's first artificially-intelligent operating system," named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).…

REVIEW: ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ (2011)

Grade: B- Serious credit is owed to the Sony Pictures marketing team behind David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. With months of terrific trailers, artistic posters, and behind the scenes…

Of the Day – 10.10.11

Read of the Day: With movies like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and War Horse slated for December, here are five reasons why they may have it right. [The Hollywood Reporter] News of the…

Of the Day – 01.12.10

Read of the Day: As the 2010 Oscar race is still heating up, Brad Brevet looks ahead with 39 potential Oscar contenders for 2011. [Rope of Silicon] News of the Day: Peter Yates, director of…

Of the Day – 11.16.10

Read of the Day: Scott Feinberg writes a long piece arguing for Rooney Mara to get an Oscar nomination for her role in The Social Network. He also highlights the Oscar nominees with the shortest…

REVIEW: ‘The Social Network’ (2010)

Grade: A- Two years ago, when it was announced that a movie about Facebook was in the works, the general response around the internet seemed to be of a facetious nature. In reality the response…