TIME’s Top Ten

TIME’s Top Ten (I don’t know if there are two lists of these, one for Schickel and the other for Corliss – this is just one): 1. Wall-E 2. Synecodoche 3. My Winnipeg 4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days 5. Milk 6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 7. Slumdog...

Slumdog, A Tough Competitor

I’m going to note this only because the Oscar season should be about the movies but really, it’s all about the drama. Laments come from all sides because, supposedly, it isn’t the nature of the beast but the many parasites that live off the beast that are the...

David Edelstein’s Top 10

Ordinarily New York magazine’s David Edlestein does his best to have at least 9 movies on his Top 10 lists that never get near a Best Picture nomination.¬† Last year he must’ve been horrified when he accidentally matched 3.¬† He’s made up for that lapse this...
Posted On 08 Dec 2008

Frost/Nixon Earns Highest PTA of the Year

Indiewire reports: Ron Howard‘s “Frost/Nixon” found staggering numbers in its opening weekend, according to initial estimates from Rentrak early this afternoon. On three screens, the Universal release grossed a massive $180,147 for a $60,049 average. That...

The New Yorker Top Tens

Thanks to ONTD: Anthony Lane basically says it’s all about Wall-E. David Denby offers a more traditional list: ‚ÄúDefiance‚Äù: An inspirational story, told with a maximum of physical detail and a minimum of rhetoric, about the three Bielski brothers (including Daniel...