127 Hours clocks the intensity with improved poster

Now that we have a better poster for 127 Hours, is it ok to say that I was never too fond of the first one? I appreciate the original teaser poster from a conceptual standpoint. But in execution it seemed too painterly, too animated — like a tight spot Wile E. Coyote might...
Posted On 03 Nov 2010

The State of the Race: The Big Split?

I was answering a comment by one of the readers and I realized I stumbled onto something. It seems to me that there are two types of Oscar winning Best Pictures. Those that are entertaining and those that are groundbreaking. In the past several years, groundbreaking cinema (by...
Posted On 02 Nov 2010

EW: 127 Hours, the “delirium of enlightenment”

Of 127 Hours, Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says, “the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.” 127 Hours is as gripping a tale of stranded ingenuity as Cast Away, as Aron works to save himself by adjusting to his new reality… And he...
Posted On 30 Oct 2010

Todd McCarthy on the Year’s Best Films, Social Network and Carlos

Todd McCarthy has delved into two of what he considers the year’s best films. He goes deeply into Carlos and The Social Network and then tosses in the others he thinks fit the bill, which should give us a loose idea of what top ten lists might start shaping up to look like:...
Posted On 29 Oct 2010

127 Hours: It’s Alright, Ma. I’m Only Bleeding (Review)

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who like survival stories and those who don’t. You won’t have to be one or the other to appreciate the stunning exclamation point Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours leaves in the paragraph that is your life. There is no...
Posted On 21 Oct 2010