Up In The Air Director Jason Reitman Has A Good Sense Of Where He's From (Hollywood) And Where He's Headed (Hollywood)
Unlike the zigzagging protagonist of his latest film, Up in the Air, Jason Reitman tends to stay close to home. "If we were in a small town, you'd call me a 'townie.' I'd be the guy who's always lived within a mile of the house he grew up in," the...
Our Own Glorious Basterds, J. Hoberman, Robert Wilonsky And Scott Foundas Put Their Minds Together And Come Up With Their Favorite Films of 2009
1 The Hurt Locker: The decade's strongest Iraq movie is also the year's finest action flick, not to mention director Kathryn Bigelow's personal best. Working from Mark Boal's knowledgeable script, The Hurt Locker is impressively old-school in its ...
Our Three Critics Each Pick Their Three Favorite Films Of The Decade--And Surprise, There's Not A Sequel Or A Prequel In The Bunch
Looking back on a decade dominated by the movie franchise—Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars, to name a few—and overrun with prequels and sequels (Saw I, Saw II, Saw III, Saw...), our three critics each pick three favorites ...
Clint Eastwood, 79 And Facing The End Of A Very Prolific Directing Decade, Is Virtually Unstoppable, Tackling Mandela And The Hereafter
On a late March morning, the sun sits high in the Cape Town sky, illuminating the trapezoidal monolith of Table Mountain in the distance, while down by the city's busy waterfront, the players of South Africa's national rugby union team—the S...
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Is it a sign of the apocalypse? Something in the water? Or is it just the way the wind is blowing?Whatever the case, when our often-contentious quintet of film critics put their heads together about the best movies of 2008, they managed to agree (...
Fresh from creating domestic cyber-anarchy in this past summer's Live Free or Die Hard, Timothy Olyphant goes global as top-flight international assassin Agent 47 in producer Luc Besson and director Xavier Gens's bargain-basement...