Like marriage, This Is 40 is long, aimless and worth it.
The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
What a year it was at the movies! Just reflect for a second all the places we've traveled together on our cinematic voyages of 2011 in that theatrical transport known as film. Alternate worlds and realities. All over the map of our own. Forward to the future. Back in time. Into the psyche. Hell, hal ... More >>
You better watch out.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>
400 Blows, El Paso Hot Button, New Science Projects Bryan Street Tavern October 6, 2011 Better than: Staying home and watching A-Rod strike out again! Maybe a couple dozen people ventured out last night into the sometimes seedy confines of old East Dallas to catch a fine triple-bill of noise, i ... More >>
Ryan Gosling takes the wheel in a retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath.
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Cast of old men in leather pants on the road to nowhere good
Albert Brooks looks for comedy and comes up empty
Don't Tempt Me with this teasing battle for one man's soul
Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney 'toon
The In-Laws is bigger and broader than the original, but not better
David Cross is funny as hell. So why isn't he laughing?
For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm
My First Mister proclaims the transcendence of a pretty young freak
Albert Brooks used to be funny; now, not even The Muse can help him
An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Road
Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past
Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out
Smart and funny, Out of Sight is the best Elmore Leonard adaptation yet
The classic children's story deserves better than this misconceived mess
In The Truman Show, a hypernormal Jim Carrey dives into the world of TV--and brings us a "message film" that almost works
Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time
Life is messy, but As Good As It Gets is just a mess
Critical Care tries to do for medicine what Network did for TV, and fails
Albert Brooks talks about his Mother and a character called Albert Brooks
Good, but not that good
Albert Brooks keeps asking, "Mother, may I?" and the answer's a resounding...maybe
Can four young Dallas filmmakers sell their dream-and still keep their souls? Matt Zoller Seitz follows the trail of Bottle Rocket
Letterman's hijacking of the Oscars reveals his limitations
From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites