EDITOR’S CHOICE: Top 10 Movies of 2011

There’s really nothing more subjective than top ten lists. We break them down and sketch them out and rearrange them like there’s some kind of science to it, while in the end, it’s all just a matter of opinion. But also, all those other critics are wrong and these are the year’s best movies. After…

Top 10 Movies of 2011

2011 was a year of high expectations for movies, with massive film series coming to a close and big-budget remakes of popular cult films. 2011 was not just mainstream Hollywood’s year, however. It was also a banner year for art house-style films and unconventional movies that broke down boundaries. Check out the top 10 best…

Lars von Trier’s Melancholia is slow but artful

Melancholia is not for everyone. It is at times painstakingly art-house, unpleasant, and frustrating, but all the while beautiful, mesmerizing, and bewitchingly intense. I imagine that there will be a certain crowd who will turn away from the film – at least question their choice for the evening – within its first five minutes, a…

MOVIES: Top 10 of 2010

It’s not often that the best movie of the year is also the movie with the best box office numbers, but 2010 was one of those years. In fact, last year saw some of the most popular and most talked-about films became the best of the entire year. Check out the year’s 10 best movies…

When bizarre goes too far: Dogtooth review

Forgive me if I don’t totally “get” Dogtooth,  Yorgos Lanthimos’ bizarre Greek drama (comedy?) about three teenagers imprisoned by their parents in a house unexposed to the dangers of the outside world. I suppose this is the kind of artsy film that deserves praise for its off-beat, adventurous attitude, but God help me if it…

This Bone’s Broke: Winter’s Bone review

Indie movies are a great thing. When it comes to the art of film you know there’s no truer testament than the Independent, for everyone involved has cast aside the confines of the mainstream and commercial for the realism of artistic passion. If you’re not in it for the money – and with the dry…

Doc Talk: the “other Facebook movie” and more

For those of us who think that film is important, there is no better case in point than documentaries. Last year two films stood out in the pack of acclaimed docs in their importance. Burma VJ, about journalists smuggling footage of the 2007 uprisings in a corrupt Burma military state, and Oscar-winner The Cove, about…