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Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

2010’s best films

Hollywood calls it a marketplace “correction,” explaining the relatively low number of movies released in 2010 as a pullback from the irrational exuberance of the mid-’00s. What’s left unsaid is the mediocrity of most movies in 2010. Still, good new films circulated last year, originating in Hollywood and its outskirts, from foreign cinema and from indie filmmakers with limited capital but active...
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

For the week of 12/14/10 - 12/20/10

Ferrell gets his geek on as NYC detective Allen Gamble. Because his investigations consist of forensic accounting on a computer, Gamble is on the bottom rung of his NYC Precinct's detective hierarchy. He idolizes precinct hotshots, Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Danson (Dwayne Johnson), but when the...
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Releases for the Week of 9/28 - 10/05/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

French director Thomas Balmes has made a nature study featuring human babies. His subjects laugh, cry, play, and reach the traditional milestones marking toddlerhood during a journey that follows four infants from different cultures. Each baby is born into a well-off family relative to its community. Ponijao of...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Latest wacky masterpiece from Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Bazil, the mild-mannered protagonist of Micmacs, is the sort of film buff Quentin Tarantino would admire. Working the late shift at an all-night video store, he watches a Bogart-Bacall classic, The Big Sleep, reciting the dialogue by heart. When the film noir turns to a chase scene with gunplay, a similar event occurs on the street outside in a synchronicity that results in a bullet lodged in his brain...