It'll be interesting to see how Sofia Coppola's new film, The Bling Ring, is viewed in a decade. The true events of the film -- a group of teens easily trespassing and stealing from celebrities that took place over a ten-month period in 2009 to 2010 -- already feels a little dated.
"Where other movies have fans, Malick's produce disciples." I am in the beyond a fan camp; his films have affected me in ways that other films never really have, in awe, in sorrow and in longing. I am in Malick's pulpit until the end.
It seems to me that there's a lesson here for those who are trying to help veterans who have returned home with mental disorders. Formal treatment can be very helpful and more veterans need to get access to it, but laughter can also be a great healer.
In a new film, Chasing Ice, which was an official selection at Sundance last year, now makes its public debut on November 9th in New York City, James Balog's quest to document the physical imagery of climate change is brought to life.
Set in California's forgotten Salton Sea, writer-director Elgin James' debut follows 15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) as they attempt to flee their impoverished community and build a nest in Los Angeles with a group of runaway squatters.
The Prometheus of Greek myth was the titan who stole fire -- and a love of science and the intellect -- from the gods of Olympus. If Ol' Pro' saw this eponymous film, he might keep the fire but give the rest back.
I'm sure there are those who will be shocked that I not only enjoyed a lot of The Lucky One, but that I think Zac Efron's performance is a break-out moment -- the announcement that a teen dream has made the transition to adult dramatic actor.
Packaged as a slick spy film, Haywire's been mildly poo-pooed by some critics but there's another way to see it: as a significant take on commerce and the tensions between men and women, and on a continuum with an earlier work, The Girlfriend Experience.
A 31-year old Swedish director has taken a swipe at a segment of Sweden's older generation in his first feature film, Avalon. Its three main characters are all over 60, and they behave very, very badly.
In this era of pride of ignorance and deification of the superficial, the very existence of this film is an act of brazen, courageous rebellion in its utterly unfashionable expression of its love of humanity.
Midnight in Paris is a bittersweet, impassioned romp through Paris: a journey through the psyche of a man who, while doing his best to avoid acknowledging death, finds he's avoiding what he desires most: a full experience of life.
It's too soon to predict that Bridesmaids will come close to the $175 million total of There's Something About Mary, but it's pretty much guaranteed that the funniest film of 2011 will make it to $100 million.