David O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese himself with "American Hustle," a rollicking '70s crime romp that’s ridiculously entertaining in all the best possible ways.
For those of us who live in Chicago, it's tempting to think of Roger as ours, but it is always touching to be reminded that Roger's impact was felt all around the world, and that everyone who read him felt close to him. In Bismarck, ND, the Cinema 100 Film Society loved Roger, and they are remembering him with a weekly film series this month, including films he loved and championed: "To the Wonder," "I Am Love," "Citizen Kane," Life, Above All" and "Let the Right One In." Allyson Krupinsy of The Bismarck Tribune has the story.
Gerardo Valero sees the potential for a good remake in "Escape from New York."
Omer Mozaffar reflects on "12 Years a Slave."
The first in a monthly series of video essays about unloved films, Scout Tafoya's video essay is an appreciation of "...
Erik Childress looks at the first awards of the season and their possible impact on the Oscar race.