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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...
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Releases for the Week of 10/05/10 - 10/11/10 (Ratings out of Four Stars)

In this reboot, when Freddy Krueger murders sleeping teens in their dreams, the killings materialize in the waking world. To stay alive, these latest teens must remain awake, employing creative strategies to do so. The new Elm Street gang consists of: artistic Nancy (Rooney Mara), heavily medicated Quentin...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Adrien Brody leads suspenseful, thought-provoking film

From the medieval Jewish legend of the golem, later reanimated by Mary Shelley as Frankenstein’s monster, comes the idea that humans might have the power to create life in something like our own image. Usually, the story suggests that our image is flawed, distorted by arrogant self-regard and a heedless lack of wisdom. Playing God is dangerous...