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The Green Hornet
As befits someone with jail time hanging over his head, Roman Polanski does his best work in close quarters. From Knife in the Water , to Repulsion , to The Tenant and The Pianist , he's a master of claustrophobic close encounters, and as such has
Claustrophobic close encounters
| January 13, 2012
Review: The Three Musketeers
Despite an inspired climax, it's all for fun, but not fun for all.
Paul W.S. Anderson's gimcracky adaptation
| October 28, 2011
Review: The Green Hornet
If The Green Hornet were a car, it would be less like the lethally loaded '65 black Chrysler Imperial driven by the film's heroes and more like the homonymous shitbox discontinued by Dodge in 1987.
Seth, where is thy sting?
| January 14, 2011
Oscar predictions 2010: Locker is a lock
Except for some pipe-dream scenarios in which the 10-nominee/weighted-voting system could turn out a victory for Inglourious Basterds or some other dark horse, everyone concedes that this year's winner for Best Picture and just about every other sign
Bigelow, Bullock, and Bridges also will win gold
| March 05, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
2009: The year in movies
As I looked over my list of the best movies of 2009, it suddenly struck me: where are all the women on screen?
Men behaving badly
| December 25, 2009
Burrito, Big Jim, Forsberg, Name That Tune, Christoph Waltz and WTF
The Info Burrito, Big Jim, Chris Forsberg, Name That Tune, Christoph Waltz and the WTF Line all make todays The Sandbox Podcast! Listen here!...
| August 21, 2009
Review: Inglourious Basterds
From the beginning, Tarantino's obsessive self-referentiality and movie allusions never let you forget that you're watching a film.
Payback for Hitler in Inglourious Basterds
| August 21, 2009
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
| May 29, 2009
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