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my picks for tonight’s 89th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2016’s films)

Mon Feb 27 2017, 05:10am | 17 comments

OFCS 2016 awards winners announced

Tue Jan 03 2017, 10:30pm | 7 comments

AWFJ 2016 EDA Awards winners announced

Thu Dec 22 2016, 09:54pm | 0 comments

Jane Got a Gun movie review: a woman’s view on the Old West

Fri Apr 22 2016, 06:24pm | 1 comment

2014 preview: only movies left underived

Wed Jan 15 2014, 10:19pm | 1 comment

evening clickbait: Disney hates you and wants you to pirate its films; TV show canceled for having too many smart, interesting girl characters; woman makes art, men diminish it; censoring the Internet doesn’t work; SeaWorld worried about Blackfish; why Thor 2’s hot kiss was so hot

Fri Dec 20 2013, 09:54pm | 1 comment

Thor: The Dark World review: Viking with a chance of wormholes

Thu Oct 31 2013, 11:02pm | 23 comments

Thor: The Dark World trailer: Shakespeare in the park

Fri Aug 09 2013, 09:34am | 19 comments

A Royal Affair (review)

Fri Nov 16 2012, 10:12pm | 11 comments

‘Thor’ joke demonstrates how entrenched the male gaze is

Thu May 19 2011, 06:05pm | 0 comments

Thor (review)

Tue Apr 26 2011, 09:41pm | 1 comment

Your Highness (review)

Sun Apr 10 2011, 08:37pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Does it make any difference to ‘Black Swan’ if Natalie Portman did not do most of the dancing herself?

Mon Mar 28 2011, 10:57am | 0 comments

Adult Swim is killing; 80s flicks that shaped our world today; can gays play straight?; and more: leftover links

Sun Mar 06 2011, 09:21pm | 0 comments

question of the day: How should we punish dirty slut Natalie Portman for glamorizing out-of-wedlock pregnancy?

Fri Mar 04 2011, 10:21am | 6 comments

Colin Firth and Natalie Portman are Oscar shoo-ins; everything else up for grabs: Oscar predictions

Sat Feb 26 2011, 04:41pm | 0 comments

wtf: Natalie Portman shouldn’t want to win an Oscar?!

Fri Feb 25 2011, 01:56pm | 0 comments

Black Swan (review)

Mon Feb 07 2011, 03:49pm | 1 comment

Armond White makes Annette Bening cry; Fight Club: The Musical?; Wal-Mart woos NYC with ad campaign; more: leftover links

Sun Jan 16 2011, 03:27pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Your Highness’

Thu Jan 13 2011, 03:01am | 0 comments

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2010 EDA Award winners

Mon Jan 10 2011, 01:08pm | 0 comments

Online Film Critics Society 2010 Awards winners

Mon Jan 03 2011, 12:24pm | 0 comments

reality TV hates women; pirates love ‘Lost’ and ‘Heroes’; Kevin Smith announces career makeover; more: leftover links

Sun Jan 02 2011, 12:23pm | 0 comments

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2010 EDA Awards nominees

Tue Dec 28 2010, 11:51pm | 0 comments

Online Film Critics Society 2010 Award nominees

Tue Dec 28 2010, 11:27pm | 0 comments

Roger Ebert’s new show needs a second host; studio hopes Netflix is fading; does the U.K. need a Fox news?; more: leftover links

Sun Dec 19 2010, 12:37pm | 0 comments

the MPAA and male nudity; more battles between TV networks and cable providers; the Oscars race is on; more: leftover links

Sat Oct 16 2010, 08:25am | 0 comments

retro trailer: ‘The Black Swan’ (1942)

Sun Sep 19 2010, 07:30pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Black Swan’

Fri Sep 03 2010, 11:26am | 6 comments

December 4: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Sat Dec 05 2009, 07:31pm | 0 comments

Brothers (review)

Wed Dec 02 2009, 05:59pm | 3 comments

trailer break: ‘Brothers’

Wed Nov 18 2009, 01:46pm | 3 comments

my week at the movies: ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon,’ ‘Serious Moonlight,’ ‘Planet 51,’ ‘Brothers,’ ‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’

Mon Nov 16 2009, 04:16pm | 18 comments

V for Vendetta (review)

Fri Mar 17 2006, 03:41am | 0 comments

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