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Our Brand Is Crisis movie review: unearned (and unneeded) sentiment

Wed Jan 27 2016, 09:49pm | 0 comments

more men I am officially tired of being asked to sympathize with in movies

Wed Jan 13 2016, 10:01pm | 247 comments

Minions movie review: the curtain of yellow mystique falls

Thu Jun 25 2015, 02:35pm | 36 comments

my guesses for Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards

Mon Mar 03 2014, 02:00am | 4 comments

women at the Golden Globes = “too much estrogen”

Tue Jan 14 2014, 12:51pm | 6 comments

the Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013 EDA Award winners

Fri Dec 20 2013, 08:09pm | 3 comments

your awards-season cheat sheet… or how to sound like an insider (even if you’re not)

Tue Nov 19 2013, 02:38pm | 6 comments

evening clickbait: Harry Potter postage stamps; girls do too like sci-fi; symphony crowd gasps as JFK assassination announced; Gravity if it was shot in Ikea

Thu Nov 14 2013, 11:51pm | 3 comments

attention, Hollywood: the wild success of Gravity means audiences have no trouble identifying with a female protagonist

Fri Nov 08 2013, 02:09pm | 13 comments

Gravity review: nowhere to go but down (London Film Festival)

Fri Nov 08 2013, 01:18pm | 43 comments

who — if anyone — has emerged as an indisputable movie star since the year 2000?

Mon Oct 28 2013, 09:31am | 41 comments

The Heat review: buddy crap

Mon Aug 05 2013, 07:25pm | 16 comments

interesting stuff I found online (that you might find interesting too)

Thu Jun 20 2013, 01:02am | 4 comments

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (review)

Fri Feb 24 2012, 03:25pm | 0 comments

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2010 EDA Award winners

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

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2010 EDA Awards nominees

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

cinematic roots of: ‘Life as We Know It’

Mon Oct 11 2010, 05:19pm | 0 comments

cinematic roots of: ‘The Night Chronicles: Devil’

Thu Sep 30 2010, 12:54am | 0 comments

U.K. box office: ‘Titans’ and ‘Dragon’ lead a fantastical weekend

Thu Apr 08 2010, 11:05pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Whose tell-all confession would actually be worth hearing?

Tue Apr 06 2010, 10:47am | 10 comments

U.K. box office: ‘Nanny McPhee’ scolds ‘Alice’

Thu Apr 01 2010, 06:09pm | 0 comments

Chris Evans is Captain America, Michael Bay takes on ‘Monster Squad,’ Sarah Palin’s TV deal, and more: leftover links

Sat Mar 27 2010, 03:42pm | 8 comments

poor little rich movie stars, NetFlix and ‘Variety’ sued, God as a film critic: leftover links

Sun Mar 14 2010, 03:25pm | 3 comments

question of the day: What did you think of the Oscars?

Mon Mar 08 2010, 09:09am | 18 comments

Oscar predictions: ‘The Hurt Locker’ won’t be hurting

Mon Mar 08 2010, 01:57am | 10 comments

Sandra Bullock, Oscar nominee?

Sun Feb 28 2010, 03:27pm | 1 comment

Blood Done Sign My Name (review)

Fri Feb 19 2010, 06:07pm | 5 comments

um, critics have nothing to do with making Oscar nominations or picking Oscar winners…

Wed Feb 03 2010, 10:56am | 10 comments

question of the day: What do you think about the Razzie nominations?

Wed Feb 03 2010, 09:52am | 7 comments

question of the day: Sam Worthington as Dracula? How else can the Universal Monster reboot go down in flames?

Wed Jan 27 2010, 11:30am | 9 comments

question of the day: Who will the Oscar Best Actress and Best Actor nominees be?

Thu Jan 21 2010, 11:19am | 19 comments

U.K. box office: ‘Avatar’ leads a ridiculously strong weekend…

Thu Jan 21 2010, 12:50am | 0 comments

question of the day: What do you think of the Golden Globe winners?

Mon Jan 18 2010, 10:41am | 16 comments

because ‘All About Steve’ is the modern screwball comedy at its best

Mon Jan 04 2010, 01:09pm | 0 comments

December 18: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Dec 18 2009, 11:58am | 0 comments

everyone knows women directors are disasters at the box office…

Sun Dec 13 2009, 02:46pm | 3 comments

The Blind Side (review)

Mon Dec 07 2009, 03:12pm | 42 comments

North American box office: Sandra Bullock rules, vampires drool

Tue Dec 01 2009, 10:53pm | 0 comments

North American box office: ‘New Moon’ sparkles

Tue Nov 24 2009, 02:09pm | 2 comments

November 20: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Nov 20 2009, 05:11pm | 1 comment

trailer break: ‘The Blind Side’

Mon Nov 02 2009, 11:59am | 1 comment

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

Fri Sep 04 2009, 01:58pm | 1 comment

All About Steve (review)

Fri Sep 04 2009, 09:42am | 25 comments

my week at the movies: ‘Extract,’ ‘An Education,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘All About Steve,’ ‘Disgrace,’ ‘Gamer’

Wed Sep 02 2009, 09:23pm | 10 comments

trailer break: ‘All About Steve’

Tue Sep 01 2009, 10:58am | 1 comment

Sandra Bullock needs to know her place…

Sat Aug 29 2009, 10:46am | 0 comments

August 14: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Aug 14 2009, 06:19pm | 0 comments

bias update: August 13

Thu Aug 13 2009, 09:32pm | 5 comments

U.K. box office: Sandra Bullock can’t beat Harry Potter

Thu Jul 30 2009, 03:09am | 0 comments

opening in the U.K. July 1-3: ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ more

Sat Jul 04 2009, 11:05am | 0 comments

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