Over the years, I've developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn't hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably isn't going to.
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The dividing lines have already been drawn -- and continue to be drawn -- about what should or shouldn't be among the year-end awards contenders. And the biggest line, of course, has to do with The Master.
I was bemused when Dan Kois wrote his "aw shucks" piece in the New York Times in April about how, sometimes, he just can't get with the program when i...
It's that time of year when critics get all nostalgic -- or up on their high horses, depending -- about the year that is rapidly drawing to a close.
It's that time of year again, the time when film critics and aficionados remind you of those great films - most of which you missed. Here are the top 10 movies of 2009.
Turgid and uneventful, Goodbye Solo is another under-paced, under-dramatized film that falls into "neo-neo-realism" category.
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