“What’s in the box?!”

Posted by · 3:05 pm · January 6th, 2011

The guys who put this together should start a series. The end of “The Usual Suspects,” please?

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THE LISTS: Top 10 below-the-line elements of Fincher films

Posted by · 12:05 pm · October 5th, 2010

With “The Social Network” hitting theaters this weekend, audiences are reminded once again of director David Fincher’s skill and vision as a craftsman. The eight films he has assembled throughout an 18-year career in feature filmmaking have been dazzling showcases for below-the-line talent. As you know, we make an effort to keep the spotlight on […]

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The kids are NOT all right (or alright, for that matter)

Posted by · 10:02 am · June 14th, 2010

This post is so unnecessary because it is an obvious lost cause. It really shouldn’t even be enough to get a rise, but in me, it just…does. You know, once upon a time the MTV Movie Awards (which are voted on publicly) actually seemed to reflect an edge in America’s youth. Think about it. “Terminator […]

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Blast from the past

Posted by · 11:07 am · December 28th, 2008

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel review the first Fincher/Pitt collaboration in September of 1995:

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THE LISTS: Top 20 movie endings of all time

Posted by · 3:56 am · July 14th, 2008

Alright, this was painstaking indeed. After The Times of London saw fit to rock out a list of the 20 best movie endings of all time last week, I thought I’d try my own hand at such a collective. There are some omissions that might surprise some folks (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Graduate,” “Carrie”). At […]

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What are the best movie endings of all time?

Posted by · 4:01 am · July 10th, 2008

I was working on this piece yesterday (nothing major — just pulling together the YouTube clips), but I wasn’t aware how the list was going to pan out.  “Carrie” at the top?  Not so sure about that. But The Times critics like to be contrarian.  Just take a look at their Top 100 Films of […]

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REVIEW: “Babel” (****)

Posted by · 10:24 am · July 18th, 2006

“Babel” is the crowning achievement in the early careers of writer Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.  It will deservedly be seen as that defining moment which took them out of personal thematic expression -– the mark of a true artist -– and into the arena of global and human consciousness through artistic dexterity […]

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