- February 6, 2012
- A Month of Bummers
In this chilly gray season, four new films that don’t do uplift.
- January 30, 2012
- Costume Drama
In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close becomes fear personified.
- January 9, 2012
- Iranian Devolution
In the downcast, amazing world of A Separation, every single character comes up short in life.
- January 2, 2012
- Many Happy Returns
Year-end films have it all: solemnity (War Horse), enchantment (We Bought a Zoo), and nervy tearjerking (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close).
- December 19, 2011
Tinker, Tailor is no relic.
- December 5, 2011
- A Dangerous Man
Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus gets at the heart of the play and adds cinematic bloodshed.
- November 28, 2011
- When Vampires Mate
The fourth Twilight film is—like a lot of weddings and births—an unexpectedly primal experience.
- November 21, 2011
- Blue Hawaii
The guy who paved paradise and put up a parking lot? It’s George Clooney, in The Descendants.
- November 14, 2011
- First World Problems
Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia' is madly overblown—and, despite itself, better for it.
- November 7, 2011
- Not Enough Fear, Not Enough Loathing
The Rum Diary is watered-down Hunter Thompson; Tower Heist stands tall.