The Oscars are upon us, and the slates of nominees on display on Sunday evening during the Academy Awards ceremony are the usual mix of familiar faces and first-timers.
What were the year’s most stimulating and/or satisfying and/or admirable moviegoing experiences of the outgoing year? Here’s our resident critic’s personal list.
Star power can take a movie like this one only so far.
This true and harrowing story of a free black man kidnapped into slavery in 1841 hits like a sledgehammer.
Like its namesake in Greek mythology, “Prometheus” is an intelligent but flawed titan that steals metaphorical fire and then is punished by being compared to a classic.
So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!
Steven Soderbergh has gone Haywire, and the results are entertaining if uninspiring.
“A Dangerous Method” explores the early years of modern psychiatry. It’s not a love triangle, but it’s close.
Ambiguity is fine as far as it goes, but at a certain point we begin to resent the superficiality of this director’s approach.
What are the end-of-the-year flicks that we’ll be flocking to during the holiday season and beyond?
“X-Men: First Class” is absolutely exceptional, the fifth and best of the bunch.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?
Mia Wasikowska plays the titular protagonist: a poor, plain-speaking, and observant young woman who struggles to become independent against all odds.