How to Be Single
Think of "How to Be Single" as a cinematic Whitman’s Sampler: There are enough pieces that work to offset the pieces that don’t.
The latest edition of "The Unloved" looks at Robert Siegel's "Big Fan."
A remembrance of critic Scott Schuldt, who blogged under the name Ed Copeland.
"Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."
A midlife crisis drama, with puppets.
An extraordinary display of directorial craft, but an ugly movie—so ugly that it seems as if the director is daring his harshest detractors to see it as a confirmation of their worst fears about his art.
An exhilarating ride, filled with archetypal characters with plausible psychologies, melodramatic confrontations fueled by soaring emotions, and performances that can be described as good, period, rather than "good, for 'Star Wars.'"
This drama about the true story behind "Moby Dick" is a magnificently produced adventure story that ultimately doesn't add up to much.
Spike Lee's musical fable about love and hate in modern-day Chicago is his best film in at least ten years.
"Who is the National Board of Review, anyway?" is the question. The answer: one of the few major awards groups that's routinely capable of surprise.
The 24th edition of "The Unloved" focuses on the potential of filmmaking within both "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and the year 2011.