What does Alessandra Stanley watch as a palate cleanser?
Ever since Jesus returned to Earth last November in the form of the Nintendo Wii, there's been a renewed interest in the age-old debate over whether video games can be considered art.
Kelefa Sanneh has beef with Jon Pareles, apparently.
New York's former theater critic and his problem with Iam McKellen's junk.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 18 percent, Mr. Woodcock is unlikely to get Vulture to a movie theater. But it "delivers some chuckles" and that was apparently good enough for Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter.
And of course, it's Homer Simpson who helps.
After Internal Investigation, Washington ‘Post’ Admits Pulitzer Prize Winner Stephen Hunter Liked ‘License to Wed’
"Highly amusing," he called it.
Your cranky grandpa reviews Shoot 'Em Up.
You just got hit on by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter!
Critics love comparing Dan Fogler to other overweight, unattractive actors.
There's some major hand-wringing today over the box-office failure of The Invasion, the Body Snatchers remake starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. We know what happened.
Christopher Hitchens and Stephen King have their say.
Plus reviewer Joshua Cohen turns the conventional wisdom into found poetry.
In any given week, you can pluck his review out of the Post and be assured it will be absurdly overwritten, hemmed into his limited aesthetic purview, and quite frequently totally wrong.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 7 percent Bratz: The Movie is really going to challenge the capabilities of whoever it is that has to find blurbs for the DVD packaging.
LA Weekly's Scott Foundas is generally considered a young star in the world of film criticism. That's why his profile of Brett Ratner took real guts to write.
Effective this morning, all of Siskel & Ebert and Ebert & Roeper's 5,000-plus movie reviews are available online here in streaming video.
Scott's been a Simpsons fan ever since he started writing for the Times in 2000.
To cast Seussical’s transformation from Broadway megaflop to children’s-theater minor hit as a restoration of the musical's reputation, as the Times' Campbell Robertson did recently, feels a bit of a stretch.
You rarely have to wait more than a year to see a new Woody Allen film, but Mere Anarchy is the comedian's first prose collection since 1980's Side Effects.
Fifty years from now, as film scholars prepare the Criterion Collection edition of License to Wed, will they look back and say, "Why, oh, why, didn't anyone listen to Lawrence Toppman?"
There's nothing like a summer blockbuster to bring out passion in the critics. Should these flicks be judged with the same standards as, say, an Ingmar Bergman or Brad Bird film, or are they simply escapist teenage fun where plot and character are rendered irrelevant? Michael Bay's Transformers has left many in the critical establishment reaching for earplugs and aspirin, while fan sites have declared it mind-blowing. Just as Decepticons face off against Autobots, so is the pride of the critical establishment pitted against hyperbolic online magazines.
Like his 2002 smash The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter’s New England White is a mystery plus. A mystery plus domestic melodrama. A mystery plus social satire. A mystery plus an examination of the black upper crust. Carter, also a law professor at Yale, borrows from the murder and legal-thriller genres, throws in a governmental conspiracy, and even (as the title hints) takes a few more literary cues from Hawthorne and his New England brethren. Some critics feel the result is a little too much; others think it’s just right.
Pixar's latest animated extravaganza, Ratatouille, is garnering near-unanimous praise from all quarters, currently sporting an astonishing Metacritic score of 95, which places it at No. 5 on the site's all-time list, between Dr. Strangelove and The Manchurian Candidate.
A new Annie Dillard novel is a bona fide literary event. A prolific writer of essays — her meditation on nature, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction — Dillard just published her second novel, and first in over a decade, The Maytrees. A slim, poignant tale of a marriage on the rocks in Provincetown, it's been receiving the sorts of praise normally reserved for the fiction gods.