Remembering 1999, the movie year that was

Posted by · 8:59 am · July 21st, 2009

Last year I dedicated one of the first formal installments of The Lists to the films of 1999, one of the most electrifying slate of films to come along since Hollywood’s epic 1939 peak 60 years prior.  There was an embarrassment of riches, truly, great work from the classic masters, eye-opening new work from future […]

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Sean Penn on course for Oscar #2, and he deserves it

Posted by · 7:36 am · December 14th, 2008

With two of the major critics awards won, actor Sean Penn seems to be headed for his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his brilliant work in “Milk.” Penn’s work through the 1980s and 1990s defined him as one of the greatest actors of his generation (if not the best) and certainly on the […]

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