The 20 Best Movies Of 2008

This was an absolutely crazy year in movies, and my best list was never such a confused and difficult task. If I were going for a worst list, I could...

Ratatouille – Movie Review

As Ratatouille winds down, a food critic explains within a review that, ultimately, criticism is easy, and the real ‘fun’ involved comes by way of a well-crafted skewering. But,...

The End Of Movie Criticism In General

I was surprisingly impressed recently by an LA Times article.   Not because it trashes Ben Lyons, or because it gives great detail about the overall negative opinion of Ben...

About A Boy Movie Review – Weitz Brothers Grow Up With Film About Growing...

There is a certain subtle message in About a Boy, though you probably wouldn’t expect to hear that. Oddly, it’s the same subtle message from one of the year’s...

Obsessive Optimism And Merry Christmas – Love Actually Movie Review

The truth is, the old question about the half-full/half-empty glass is utterly useless. Now sure, it’s a whimsical pseudo-Koan that pseudo-adults in suits and dresses that wear their tags...

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