Dispatch from Paris - no. 1
If the state of Today’s Cinema has you lying awake at night, weeping softly into your pillow as you mourn the imminent death of the Seventh Art — if you despair of ever again living in a world where movies are appreciated and enjoyed and valued, as products of human creativity and cultural expression that are worthy of both study and celebration — if such ruminations are putting you into a...
Oscar Watch: A Dangerous Prediction
On December 31st, 2011, the New York Times published its three top film critics’ picks for the 2012 Oscar nominations. After a month of seeing every film in theaters, I excitedly awaited a lovely sense of accomplishment at having seen most of the movies on the list. Oh, how wrong I was. To my shock (and disappointment), added to my obvious predictions (Tree of Life, The Descendents, Hugo,...