The Fighter

Directed by David O. RussellScreenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric JohnsonStory by Tamasy, Johnson and Keith DorringtonThe Fighter isn't really about boxing any more than any genre movie that supersedes itstropes is about that genre. The familiar structure becomes a channel by which characterslive and breathe and something is said about the human…Read More

IFCs Top Ten of 2011

I love this website. Compulsive and well-researched lists are one of the things they do well.Check out the movies they're looking forward to in the year ahead here. And then have a gander at their picks of the best on-screen sex.Read More

Reviews: I Am Love, Valhalla Rising, Salt

Directed by Luca GuadagninoStory by Guadagnino, script by Guadagninio,Barbara Alberti, Ivan Cotroneo, Walter FasanoSometimes watching a movie can be like sitting in a classroom. It can be homework. It can also be a party, a rollercoaster ride, skydiving, an awkward conversation. And every once in awhile, a movie can be like someone licking you where…Read More

The Secret in Their Eyes review

Directed by Juan Jose CampanellaWritten by Campanella and Eduardo Sacheri from Sacheri's novel  La Pregunta de Sus OjosNow on DVD.  Buenos Aires 1974: Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin) is a federal agent assigned to a murder case. A 23-year-old woman, a recent bride, is raped and murdered in her home. Esposito, with the help of his…Read More

The Best Films of 2010: My Process

It's 2011. If you're a film nut such as myself you've been reading all the Best Of lists cropping up online and in various periodicals. When I once hosted a radio show about movies I'd assemble my own picks, but invariably my list didn't come out until late January. It's not that I'm lazy, it's…Read More