Kathryn Bigelow Triumphs with Hurt Locker

Clocking in with a 91% Metacritic rating, with a film that will surely become one of the best of the year, it is time to start taking Ms. Bigelow, and her moody, brilliant war film, seriously. We were already taking it seriously last year when it was pulled from the roster. Many...
Posted On 30 Jun 2009

Turan, Dargis on Public Enemies

The LA Times’ last man standing, Kenneth Turan gives major props to Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, but particularly in the way it looks: Simultaneously an art film and a crime film, Mann’s latest work (he shares screenplay credit with Ronan Bennett and Ann...
Posted On 30 Jun 2009

Stephanie Zacharek says Public Enemies is swell

Some chippies are a pushover for any hard-boiled hood. But this swanky dame from Salon is on the square: The glamour quotient in “Public Enemies” is high, and in a landscape of contemporary movies in which “sophistication” is seemingly a dirty word,...
Posted On 30 Jun 2009

The Informant! trailer

Nothing embeddable yet, but you can click on over to Apple trailers for a look at The Informant trailer, and here in HD. (Since when did they add the exclamation point to the title!? I’m twice as excited now!!) [UPDATE: Thanks to Alex Billington at First Showing for loaning...
Posted On 30 Jun 2009

Top 10 Best Picture Hopefuls

Using your “no way!” reactions to eliminate movies that stand little chance of a Best Picture nomination, I cut about 1/3 of the titles from the long list posted yesterday. There are still plenty of snowballs struggling to survive in Hell left on the poll, but...
Posted On 30 Jun 2009