Sun 07 Apr
Tue 13 Nov
Fifty years on, defending 007’s right to be himself.
Thu 14 Jun
Understanding why the “The Social Network” got things wrong, and why it’ll happen again.
Fri 27 Apr
After a firmware update, a Blu-Ray disc we owned stopped playing. Here’s how I liberated it.
Mon 27 Feb
Complaints about Michel Hazanavicius’s Oscar-winning ode to the silent film era.
Mon 26 Sep
Nicolas Winding Refn’s remarkable movie “Drive” and the curious phenomenon of nostalgia.
Thu 28 Jul
“Captain America” and the real world.
Tue 05 Apr
What user interfaces in the movies tell us.
Thu 31 Mar
In its quest for transformation, will the movie service leave behind thousands of the titles it currently carries?
Thu 03 Feb
“The Social Network” is the new American archetype for winning, through and through.
Wed 12 Jan
More thoughts on Blu-Ray, whether extras matter, and how commentary tracks could save home video (even though they won’t).
Tue 28 Sep
An incredible line-up of classic movies in Film Forum’s “The Heist” festival.
Mon 19 Jul
Thoughts about ‘original ideas’ in Christopher Nolan’s superb new movie.
Thu 25 Feb
In spite of not being a fan of heavy metal music, here are some nice things I have to say about two movies about heavy metal music.
Wed 17 Feb
An appreciation of the ‘breakthrough familiarity’ in the movies and television shows of Mike Judge.
Mon 25 Jan
I probably wont’t be writing lengthy movie reviews like I used to, so I’s resorting to quick write-ups for the time being.
Thu 13 Aug
Gorgeous samples from Bill Butler’s cinematography for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation.”
Thu 09 Jul
In “Public Enemies” and other recent films, director Michael Mann is in fact designing his narratives.
Mon 29 Jun
The John Patrick Shanley film “Doubt” reminded me of how rare a thing is truly intelligent, rewarding typography.
Sun 31 May
For all their success, it would just be nice to see Pixar wipe the floor with their box office competition for a change.
Sat 07 Mar
Embellishment, not adaptation, is what drives Zack Snyder’s movie.
Sun 22 Feb
“The Dark Knight” isn’t as good as a movie as I thought it was, but it still deserved an Oscar nomination for best picture.
Tue 03 Feb
A profile of a legendary cinematographer suggest that art direction isn’t much like film direction.
Tue 01 Jul
Nearly two decades of “Batman” reviews from The New York Times.
Thu 05 Jun
Unexpectedly, the Wachowski Brothers’ adaptation of “Speed Racer” turns out to be art.
Wed 27 Feb
The first of twelve books I’m hoping to read this year only made me watch more movies.
Mon 05 Nov
Gordon Willis’s abstract naturalism in Woody Allen’s beautiful 1979 film.
Thu 18 Oct
Man and myth in Anton Corbijn’s biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.
Mon 23 Jul
How the art of pinball is like the design of experiences.
Tue 10 Jul
A good movie that did really well, and a bad one, too.
Wed 27 Jun
I confess: I’m not a Formula One racing car, but rather a robot in disguise.
Fri 27 Apr
Habit-forming moviegoing, and recaps of “Grindhouse,” “Blades of Glory” and “Hot Fuzz.”
Fri 26 Jan
A quick update on matters relating to the 800 lb. gorilla of typefaces.
Wed 22 Nov
A very small tribute to the director Robert Altman.
Mon 20 Jun
Notes on the context around Christopher Nolan’s reinterpretation of Batman.
Mon 25 Apr
Just because I have the power to create a new weblog, does it mean I should?
Sun 14 Nov
Because others have more time to do it more better, here are only some random thoughts on “The Incredibles.”
Mon 11 Oct
Jet lag, post-vacation doldrums, and losing Superman.
Tue 24 Aug
There’s a cynical and almost frigid heart driving Michael Mann’s “Collateral.”
Wed 02 Jun
Better late than never: an appreciation for “School of Rock.”
Sun 18 Apr
“Kill Bill Vol. 2” is a really good movie. I liked it a lot.
Thu 15 Apr
Less time at the office means more time in front of the DVD player.
Wed 07 Apr
You know a movie is bad when it makes me want to go see a Jim Carrey movie.
Mon 15 Mar
David Mamet’s “Spartan” is a wonderful construction that amounts to very little.
Fri 12 Mar
Films from the writing staff of television’s funniest half hour.
Tue 13 Jan
A quick take on a very long movie — Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West.”
Tue 06 Jan
Something perfect in the imperfection of “House of Sand and Fog.”
Thu 01 Jan
“Shampoo” plus Scrabble equals New Year’s Eve.
Mon 22 Dec
SuperDrive in hand, Mr. Subtraction teaches you how to make legal back-ups of your DVDs.
Thu 18 Dec
Peter Jackson has done his best to make sure the myth of “The Lord of the Rings” goes on forever. And ever.
Thu 13 Nov
If you missed “Battlefield Earth,” you can catch “The Matrix Revolutions.”
Thu 23 Oct
Orientalism in the new Quentin Tarantino movie.
Thu 02 Oct
Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” is exquisitely calculated and it features the Bill Murray performance we’ve all been waiting for.
Mon 04 Aug
One weekend, four movies.
Wed 23 Jul
“All the President’s Men” is a brilliant movie that sounds like no other.
Thu 03 Jul
The “Charlie’s Angels” sequel got me thinking about an alternative method for critically rating films.
Mon 23 Jun
Ang Lee’s “The Hulk” is repeatedly intruded on by Stan Lee’s Hulk.
Fri 20 Jun
The advanced word for “The Hulk” sounds bad.
Fri 06 Jun
Brad Bird’s “Incredibles” may make his career.
Thu 22 May
The true spectacle of “The Matrix Reloaded” is ambition.
Wed 14 May
Everywhere you go, there’s “The Matrix.”
Sat 03 May
Bryan Singer’s “X2: X-Men United” is a solid movie first and a faithful adaptation second.
Sat 26 Apr
“Confidence” is generic, and advertising is unstoppable.
Tue 22 Apr
Pedro Almodóvar’s “Talk to Her“ reminds me that there is an art to filmmaking and it makes my jaw drop.
Mon 07 Apr
The poster for “Identity” is the best one I’ve seen yet this year, and it looks like “The Matrix: Reloaded” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” are one and the same.
Mon 24 Mar
Signs are good for the 2004 cinematic debut o Hellboy.
Five random notes on the occasion of the 75th Academy Awards.
Mon 17 Mar
Looking back at Christopher Reeves first two Superman movies.
Thu 06 Mar
City of God is driven by a torrid determination to record a lost history.
Thu 27 Feb
Theres just enough to recommend about Dark Blue to make its likely shortcut-to-video fate seem unfair.
Mon 24 Feb
After slipping and twisting my ankle, this is how I spent the weekend.
Fri 13 Dec
What Im going to watch for the holidays.
Sun 29 Sep
The Film Movement distributes independent movies via U.S. mail.
Sat 14 Sep
Everything you always wanted to know about Blaxploitation.
Tue 20 Aug
Stephen Dorff makes another brilliant career move.
Mon 19 Aug
More about 24 Hour Party People and Trouser Press.
Sat 17 Aug
Man city likes to party all the time, party all the time.
Mon 08 Jul
Hellboy is coming, Hellboy is coming.
Sat 06 Jul
I saw Margaret Cho and her new movie.
Mon 24 Jun
Report on Minority Report
Sat 15 Jun
David Bordwell on cinema.
Fri 14 Jun
Scooby-Doo just doesnt look like Scooby-Doo.
Sat 18 May
My verdict on Episode II.
Fri 17 May
Trying to keep expectations low for Episode II.
Mon 29 Apr
Fan-made films made in tribute to Star Wars.
Sun 07 Apr
Watching old Movies abotu New York.
Sun 31 Mar
Panic Room aint no Fight Club.
Mon 25 Mar
Itd be hard to describe how distasteful I find the Oscars.
Fri 08 Mar
What I liked about Scratch.
Sun 03 Mar
The Onions A.V. Club has an interview with Tsai-Ming Liang.
Wed 27 Feb
John Lasseter of Pixar is on the Oscar campaign trail.
Thu 21 Feb
Getting nostalgiac for the Clinton Nineties.
Mon 18 Feb
MovieLens recommends movies to you.
Sun 27 Jan
Gosford Park surprised me with its directors continued vitality.
Tue 27 Nov
A harrowing documentary on Afghanistan.
Wed 07 Nov
Rick Lyman on the impending movie season.
Wed 22 Aug
The new Star Wars movie will be calld Attack of the Clones.
Sat 18 Aug
Ghost World is the best comic book movie youre likely to see.
Fri 13 Jul
Spider-Man is coming! Spider-Man is coming!
Mon 09 Jul
A couple of movies I sat and watched.
Tue 29 May
That lovable old Howard Hawks.
Sat 05 May
The Mummy Returns is two hours of cornball idiocy.
Mon 26 Mar
The Academy Awards are an ostentatious celebration of mediocrity.
Mon 08 Jan
A list of movies, books, magazines and other pop junk that came my way in the year 2000.
Sat 16 Dec
Steven Soderbergh on sexual chemistry.
Tue 12 Dec
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the best film of the year.