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Self. Criticism.

When I was around 12 years old, my mom decided I was old enough to decide for myself which movies I wanted to see. It would no doubt be cooler if I could use this as a jumping off point … Continue reading

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Remembering Roger Ebert, Still

It’s been a week since the death of Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert, and the eulogies and remembrances keep pouring in from all over the web. It was obvious for anyone who had followed American film criticism at any point in … Continue reading

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My Take on the Best Picture Category at the Oscars

Best Picture Nominees Amour (Michael Haneke) Argo (Ben Affleck) Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin) Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) Les Miserables (Tom Hooper) Life of Pi (Ang Lee) Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

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My Favorite Movies of 2012: “I need my head examined/I need my eyes excited”

This year more than ever, I’m glad I’m not a movie critic. Don’t get me wrong, I love what they do, I care deeply for the craft of criticism, and the thought of getting paid to write about something that … Continue reading

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Survive To Tell

“This isn’t gonna be cured for years and years and years. I’m gonna die from this”, says the disillusioned young activist up on the screen. But Peter Staley, co-founder of the activist group ACT UP and one of the main … Continue reading

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Quitting While You’re Ahead?

Sometimes I’m not quite sure if I actually like Quention Tarantino. Sure, I recognize that he is an important filmmaker: an original and audacious auteur with the camera; an unpredictable cinephile whose heart beats for a particular blend of low … Continue reading

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‘Perks’ Denied

I’ve explained previously why I’m really looking forward to Stephen Chbosky’s movie adaption of his own YA novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opening this weekend in select American cities. I won’t repeat all the reasons, but they range from … Continue reading

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‘Perks’ Gets a Trailer

My two most anticipated movies of the year released trailers recently. Yes, it will be exciting to see Andrew Garfield as The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Jackson returns with The Hobbit, and I’m just as excited as the next guy about … Continue reading

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My Mood Piece on ‘Titanic’

One of the many pleasures of rewatching movies is that you discover somethng new every time. And I don’t mean just what’s on screen. Repeated exposure to what you thought was a familiar narrative will reveal things you hadn’t noticed … Continue reading

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“We were supposed to be heroes”

A special thanks to Bryan, who has helped shape and sharpen my views on this movie. ** Initially, the plan was to write something on Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me on the occasion of its 25th anniversary last year. It’s … Continue reading

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