The Road (review)

This is a really great film — truly great in the classical sense of the world, as grand as our most terrible fears and as wild as our most outlandish hopes and as intimate as being alive can be.

Fantastic Mr. Fox movie review: trip the dark fantastic

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach looked at a sweet-and-sour children’s story through a peculiarly skewed eye and said, This can be so much more. And they turned it into something touching and funny, and magically absurd and at the same time pointedly real. They turned it into something genius.

my week at the movies: ‘New York, I Love You,’ ‘The Road,’ ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Law Abiding Citizen,’ ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ ‘Precious,’ ‘Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,’ ‘The Messenger’

Geez, the week is half over already, but I’ve still got as many screenings ahead of me this week as I’ve got behind me. There’s too many damn movies opening in NYC this time of year, and I’m not even getting to anywhere near all of them. If follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then … more…

trailer break: ‘The Road’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’ve already noted that I’m dreading this — in a good way — because the book is so unrelentingly brutal. And the trailer only intensifies that dread. I fully expect the usual concentrated passion from Viggo Mortensen, and Viggo’s been calling his kid costar, Kodi Smit-McPhee, the … more…

books to movies: ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy

Whenever there’s a movie on the horizon that’s based on a book I’ve never read, I wrestle with the conundrum: Do I read that book before I see the movie, or do I hold off and approach the movie with a completely fresh eye? There’s never a single right answer to that question, but when … more…