The Movie ClubEntry 7: In praise of Tom Hanks. And Oprah!
The Movie ClubEntry 5: The gratifyingly frank, unprurient, smokin’ hot middle-aged lesbian sex of Concussion.
The Movie ClubEntry 3: Memo to modern men: Be less like Joaquin Phoenix in Her, more like Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight.
The Movie ClubEntry 1: Was Wolf of Wall Street a critique of capitalist privilege or a feast on the goodies such privilege can buy?
The Movie ClubA few words about Bradley Cooper.
The Movie ClubMore rom-coms should be as idiosyncratic, sexy, and funny as Silver Linings Playbook.
The Movie ClubI had enormous problems with Beasts of the Southern Wild.
The Movie ClubOscar nominations: Bigelow and Tarantino snubbed, Affleck likely sad.
The Movie ClubI used to hate Matthew McConaughey. Now I love him. I hate when that happens.
The Movie ClubForget Life of Pi. The year’s best digital effects were in Rust and Bone.
The Movie ClubI’m a guilt-ridden white liberal and I thought Django Unchained was fun. Fun fun fun!
The Movie ClubMy grand unified theory of the cinema in 2012.
The Movie ClubYou want action and suspense? Watch the Formula One documentary Senna.
The Movie ClubLightning round! What were your five favorite cinematic moments of 2011?
The Movie ClubAre we drawn to the kinds of movies we watched at an impressionable age?
The Movie ClubEntry 6: This was the sexiest year in cinema in a long time.
The Movie ClubEntry 4: Her isn’t an indictment of beta-male wussiness—it’s about men and women who’ve forgotten how to be intimate.
The Movie ClubEntry 2: Movie critics have become more partisan than Congress.
The Movie ClubWe need more star vehicles like Flight.
The Movie ClubI love that Casa De Mi Padre exists. Hope Springs, too.
The Movie ClubI have no legitimate complaints about Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.
The Movie ClubNo love for Paul Thomas Anderson? Or Wes Anderson?
The Movie ClubChanning Tatum's great year, and Taylor Kitsch's terrible one.
The Movie Club3-D now seems like an entertainment tax levied by Hollywood on moviegoers.
The Movie ClubIn defense of trash.
The Movie ClubI loved the moral murk of Zero Dark Thirty.
The Movie ClubThe complicated hugs of Ralph Fiennes.
The Movie ClubWar Horse wasn’t corny.
The Movie ClubSomehow, the best comic book movie of the year was about Marvel’s squarest hero.
The Movie ClubDid anyone else take delight in the placenta-splooge craziness of Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part One?