Why Is 12 Years a Slave So Hard to Talk About?
The Movie ClubEntry 13: My problem with 12 Years a Slave.
The Movie ClubEntry 11: I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars. I don’t care about the Oscars.
The Movie ClubEntry 9: Forrest Gump and the Sundance Kid snubbed by the Academy!
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 ClubEntry 14: All of Steve McQueen’s movies are about the human body as a commodity.
Why Critics Love Inside Llewyn Davis: It’s About a Critic.
The Movie ClubEntry 10: The worst Oscar snub: No nomination for Sarah Polley’s extraordinary Stories We Tell.
The Movie ClubEntry 8: When male actors go big, we swoon. When women do it, we call it overacting.
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.