The Coen Brothers' New Movie Might Be Their Most Boring
December 05, 2013
'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep.
China Doesn't Want You to See This Year's Best Chinese Film
December 03, 2013
Luckily, you can see it here.
Cahiers du Reagan
December 01, 2013
The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election
Is Paolo Sorrentino Like Fellini? Even Better.
November 23, 2013
"The Great Beauty" and "Bastards" reviewed.
Why Didn't an American Make '12 Years a Slave'?
November 22, 2013
A film that finally depicts our original sin in all its horror. Made by foreigners.
Alexander Payne does not make mistakes, and that would seem to be his only serious handicap or restraint. But he has so many delicious virtues of taste, precision, and modesty. He has tragic instincts but will not succumb to melancholy.
Half a Century at the Movies
November 09, 2013
The Silence, 1964
Stanley Kauffmann's Final Film Review
November 08, 2013
Nicky’s Family is a Czech tribute (stirringly deserved) to Nicholas Winton, the Englishman who organized the rescue of mostly Jewish Czech children from Prague when the Nazis invaded. His organization has been active ever since in similar work.
When was the last time a male actor, already in his forties, and around a while, simply grabbed the kingdom?
Appalachia Used to Be Simply Scary. Now Its Hipness Is Frightening.
November 05, 2013
For four decades Ned Beatty has been the unofficial spokesmodel of Appalachian tourism.