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totally quotable! 2009

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “I’m craving a burger. Is that strange?” –Sergeant Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce), as he puts on his bomb suit, The Hurt Locker “If he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the … more…

top 10 movies of 2009: the whys and wherefores

If you regularly check my on-the-fly ranking of new theatrical releases as I see them, then my top 10 movies of 2009 are no surprise: I shuffled a few titles around a bit last month, but the films ranked in the top 10 for 2009 haven’t changed much in months. (The 2009 ranking is here; … more…

because individuality is suddenly unAmerican

Today’s Hollywood has no place for personality, concludes Henry Stewart at The L Magazine. Or perhaps because a movie about a talking animal that doesn’t come with its own Happy Meal is just too weird. (Perhaps not coincidentally, Fantastic Mr. Fox did get the Happy Meal treatment in the U.K.… where it had grossed, before … more…