Alexander Payne is the king of the road movie. There, I said it. He may not make something with the drug-fueled bravura of “Easy Rider” or the zaniness of “Vacation,” but nobody consistently creates more grounded, hilarious road films like Payne. “Sideways,” “About Schmidt” and even “The Descendants” to an extent are all fantastic road… Read More ›
Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” sets the dire, matter of tone from the first frame, opening with a black screen and real calls from the 9-11 tragedy. Once those messages become too much to bear, things immediately move to 2003, where a prisoner is being interrogated in a secret CIA compound. This being the George… Read More ›
“Silver Linings Playbook” is a rarity in movies. Adapted from Matthew Quick’s novel, the film pulls off what maybe only “Fight Club” and “Forrest Gump” have before. Surpass the original source material. Recently released from a mental institution, Pat (Bradley Cooper) wants to accomplish all of the things his estranged wife always wanted him to,… Read More ›
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