The Movie Club
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The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2015 12:25 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 8: In praise of Chris Rock’s Top Five, the funniest (and most timely) comedy of the year.
Jan. 6 2015 1:24 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 6: You’ve cornered me into admitting I didn’t find Boyhood’s Ellar Coltrane that interesting.
Jan. 5 2015 11:36 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 4: In praise of the tender, preternaturally cool vampire Tilda Swinton in Only Lovers Left Alive.
Jan. 5 2015 11:17 AMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 2: I’m going on the record predicting future Oscars for Zac Efron.
Jan. 17 2014 6:34 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 16: If 12 Years wins Best Picture, it will be one of the strangest films to do so in a long time.
Jan. 17 2014 5:54 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 14: All of Steve McQueen’s movies are about the human body as a commodity.
Jan. 16 2014 6:41 PMWhy Critics Love Inside Llewyn Davis: It’s About a Critic.
Jan. 16 2014 3:47 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 10: The worst Oscar snub: No nomination for Sarah Polley’s extraordinary Stories We Tell.
Jan. 15 2014 7:18 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 8: When male actors go big, we swoon. When women do it, we call it overacting.
Jan. 15 2014 12:09 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 6: This was the sexiest year in cinema in a long time.
Jan. 14 2014 9:54 AMThe 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.
Jan. 13 2014 10:31 AMThe Movie ClubEntry 2: Movie critics have become more partisan than Congress.
Jan. 12 2013 1:52 PMThe Movie ClubWe need more star vehicles like Flight.
Jan. 11 2013 1:28 PMThe Movie ClubI love that Casa De Mi Padre exists. Hope Springs, too.
Jan. 10 2013 2:04 PMThe Movie ClubI have no legitimate complaints about Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone.
Jan. 7 2015 10:02 AMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 7: Everyone sees a little of himself in Boyhood’s Mason. But is he actually a character at all?
Jan. 6 2015 10:55 AMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 5: Critics and audiences loved Beyond the Lights. Too bad no one can see it.
Jan. 5 2015 2:00 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 3: Cheerfully mansplaining why the gender politics of Gone Girl are more complicated than you think.
Jan. 4 2015 7:59 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 1: The Interview was both an inspirational and terrible end to a weird movie year.
Jan. 17 2014 6:06 PMWhy Is 12 Years a Slave So Hard to Talk About?
Jan. 17 2014 11:06 AMThe Movie ClubEntry 13: My problem with 12 Years a Slave.
Jan. 16 2014 3:53 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 11: I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars.
Jan. 16 2014 12:01 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 9: Forrest Gump and the Sundance Kid snubbed by the Academy!
Jan. 15 2014 6:20 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 7: In praise of Tom Hanks. And Oprah!
Jan. 14 2014 9:44 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 5: The gratifyingly frank, unprurient, smokin’ hot middle-aged lesbian sex of Concussion.
Jan. 13 2014 11:45 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 3: Memo to modern men: Be less like Joaquin Phoenix in Her, more like Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight.
Jan. 12 2014 11:43 PMThe Movie ClubEntry 1: Was Wolf of Wall Street a critique of capitalist privilege or a feast on the goodies such privilege can buy?
Jan. 11 2013 5:40 PMThe Movie ClubA few words about Bradley Cooper.
Jan. 11 2013 11:46 AMThe Movie ClubMore rom-coms should be as idiosyncratic, sexy, and funny as Silver Linings Playbook.
Jan. 10 2013 12:08 PMThe Movie ClubI had enormous problems with Beasts of the Southern Wild.