CANNES CHECK: ‘The Skin I Live In’

Posted by · 10:05 am · April 20th, 2011

[This is the first in a daily series of posts, wherein I size up the 19 films–pending further additions–in the Competition at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. We’re running through them alphabetically, by director, so it just happens that we start with a biggie: the length of the entries will vary according to the availability […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Daily

Time Out names the 100 best British films

Posted by · 6:38 pm · February 8th, 2011

Earlier today, I praised the Evening Standard Awards for drawing people’s attention to forms and flavors of contemporary British film beyond the dressy heritage cinema that so many associate with the country. This morning, London’s Time Out magazine posted a fascinating feature that does much the same for the past: a wide-ranging list of the […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Daily

THE LISTS: Top 10 horror films of all time

Posted by · 4:34 pm · October 26th, 2010

It’s Halloween week and since we are a movie site, we are under some kind of unspoken obligation to provide our dear readers with a list to fit the festivities. You may remember a similar list popping up two years ago, in which all current contributors voiced an opinion and the final results represented a […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: The Lists

LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1975 and 1976

Posted by · 7:00 pm · September 15th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. These two years offer two of the best slates of Best Picture nominees ever in my opinion. ’75 of course belonging to the second ever winner of the top five awards, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” I’ve got no qualms with that particular film, but […]

Continue reading »

Filed in: Life Without Oscar