Monthly Archives: December 2009

“The Messenger” Review

Maybe it was wrong of me, but for a minute there, I really thought that we would get a second great film dealing with the war in Iraq this year, which would of course bring the total number of great films dealing with the war in Iraq up to two. Unfortunately, The Hurt Locker must […]

“The Road” Review

The official trailer for the film The Road scared me more than any horror film released this year. As a fan of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning post-apocalyptic novel, the rapid images of Earth’s demise and destruction intercut with a father and son fighting against the evil villains to survive in this new world are […]

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Review

At some point along the line, we all sort of knew Wes Anderson was going to try to make an animated kid’s movie. The set design and inserts from The Royal Tenebaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou all seemed like pastel throw-ins from Blue’s Clues. All of Anderson’s characters, from Max Fischer down […]

“Z” Review

One of the crucial lessons of 20th century politics is that authoritarianism is unsustainable in the long run, because people are naturally inclined to be free and the information that will allow them to be free will eventually, inevitably leak out.  One or two people might be able to keep a secret, but an entire […]