Film

Inaugural Ball Hopping: "SimCity" Comes to the Capital, and Hollywood Stays Home
January 22, 2013

Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.

Why Helen Hunt Deserves a Best Actress Oscar for The Sessions
January 19, 2013

The Oscars are odd. It’s just about the only reason left for having them; that and for the sake of the people who make red carpets. Every year when the nominations come out, there are three or four days of stories about the “surprises” and the people who were “snubbed.” So Tom Hooper and Kathryn Bigelow were overlooked, but Michael Haneke was remarked on. And Helen Hunt got a supporting actress nod for The Sessions. No, I’m not suggesting that she was undeserving—far from it.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The One-Man Brand That America Keeps Buying
January 18, 2013

The Governator keeps coming back—because retirement is for sissies.

Django Unchained Is All Talk With Nothing to Say
January 05, 2013

Tarantino says his new movie is a tribute to spaghetti Westerns. What it is is ridiculous, prolonged, and nauseatingly bloody.

Add These to Your NetFlix Queue: Films You Should Have Seen This Year
December 28, 2012

The New Republic’s film critics on some of the best, under-appreciated films of 2012: Amour: Amour is as hard and bright as bone. The love it observes is intense, selfish, and nearly insane (these are the film’s greatest truths). – David Thomson, watch trailer The Deep Blue Sea: [Terence] Davies, who is now sixty-six and has made only seven films in his long career, has transformed the one-set [Terence] Rattigan play into a well-flexed film with imaginative lifts along the way.

Stanley Kauffmann on Films: Ages Apart
December 21, 2012

Three extraordinary small films.

The Pentagon’s Man in Hollywood: I’m a Eunuch
December 21, 2012

Phil Strub has had to learn to be creative in finding ways to showcase U.S. military might on the silver screen.

"Zero Dark Thirty" Has All the Depth of a John Wayne Movie
December 21, 2012

Chastain's character has the depth and personality of a placard, but if you like World War II films, you’ll enjoy this.

The Best Movie of the Year: Michael Haneke's Amour
December 12, 2012

Amour is an unsentimental film about an intense, selfish love,

A Terrifying New Quasi-Documentary About a Woman's Mysterious Death
December 05, 2012

Joyce Carol Vincent lay dead in her London flat for three years before being found. A disturbing new film asks how this could have happened.

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