The Coen brothers' "A Serious Man" is a brilliant illustration of the midcentury collision of Jewish ethnicity and the American dream.
"District 9" is a sci-fi documentary, set in a fictional South Africa, where poverty-stricken aliens are held in segregated camps. I was a childhood sci-fi geek.
One of the reasons I'm not afraid to make my very elaborate coffee order at Starbucks is because of Nora Ephron's "When Harry Met Sally."
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The Equalizer1Daily:$8.2M Cumulative:$34.1M Sony / Columbia -39.59%
The Boxtrolls2Daily:$4.9M Cumulative:$17.3M Focus -34.47%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner3Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$58.0M Fox -46.49%
Clint Eastwood is a master at taking a story and making it personal.
Throughout "Up in the Air," the shiny American airport provides the ideal reflective surface for director Jason Reitman to examine his (and George Clooney's) latest indelible character.
When I saw "The Hurt Locker" this fall, I instantly wrote to director, Kathryn Bigelow.
Rob Marshall is a filmmaker plus. The plus is the gargantuan talent and technique he possesses for creating, not just films, but film musicals.
I was moved to see the arrival of such a film. The story has a specificity to a certain group of people, and there's an interesting exploration of nonconventional editing, storytelling, etc.
Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" has won for best pic, director, actor.
Just a couple of award seasons ago, networks struggled with lackluster ratings for kudocasts and viewers balked at the repetitive nature of what was commonly thought to be a trophy glut.