When Marnie Was There
It is filled with the luscious, beautiful 2D animation that we’ve come to expect from Ghibli, and if the storytelling sometimes gets a bit lethargic…
"The Stream" finally may be drying up; Beyoncé the feminist; top 2013 horror films; Shia Labeouf ponies up; "Fraggle Rock" is still the best.
Peter O'Toole 1932-2013; revisiting the Boston bombings; when Shaft ruled Hollywood; why we need more than three genders; how "Gravity" harkens back to film's silent era.
Critic Inkoo Kang deems "The Wind Rises" disgraceful; critic Amy Nicholson deems "Saving Mr. Banks" a spoonful of lies; the prison memoir by an African American has been discovered; real 2013 heroines of film; an academy taxonomy.
A.O. Scott says movies aren't dead; John Waters says kids shouldn't write to Santa; David Simon says there are two Americas; Keith Phipps says 2013 movies go "boom"; Vulture says movies with "America" in the title go "boom," too.
Russian Supreme Court declares Pussy Riot sentence unlawful; Erica Huggins appointed new president of Imagine Films; a music critic comes to her senses about R. Kelly; Bette Midler to play Mae West; celebrities' queasy new publicity machine.
A celebration of A Christmas Story; The Wes Anderson Collection's first pan; Abel Ferrara breaks it down for you, pal.
Strong-women movies dominate the box office; Rashida Jones on the pornification of everything; Barbara Stanwyck and her biographer; why "cat lady" is just another sexist dismissal of unattached women; a valentine to the silent film, "Sparrows."
Nelson Mandela 1918-2013; the war on smarm; Bilge Ebiri on "Inside Llewyn Davis"; Christmas with X-Men; the fan-led revival of "The Assassination of Jesse James."
The National Board of Review selects "Her" as best picture; is Jennifer Lawrence the new Anne Hathaway?; Melissa Anderson considers Barbara Stanwyck; how to defend your high school musical; Afghanistan returns to the movies.
New York Film Critics Circle deems "American Hustle" best picture; the Oscar documentary shortlist; the earning potential fo the regional film festival circuit; Ted Hope's 30 really bad things in the indie film biz; Buffalo's remaining movie theater may go dark.