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Rating Title/Year Author
Shutter Island (2010) Rob Nelson Acting more Kubrickian than ever, Scorsese uses the promise of horror to subvert expectations as thoroughly as did The Shining, which offers nothing terribly supernatural besides the twin horrors of parenthood and writer's block. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2010
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Rob Nelson An intimate epic, Jonze's film is nearly unique among modern kid fare for its total lack of condescension to the core audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2009
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) Rob Nelson Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections (2007) Rob Nelson Earnhardt's film is pointedly infuriating, not least when it uses the simplest mathematical equations. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
His Girl Friday (1940) Rob Nelson The ultimate lesson of His Girl Friday--that it's tougher to manage a marriage than a newspaper--looks in 2008 like pure nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Shine a Light (2008) Rob Nelson Note to self: Need more yoga ASAP. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Religulous (2008) Rob Nelson The Passion of the Maher EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Spread (2009) Rob Nelson Shooting in widescreen while conveying a sharp sense of verticality, [director David] Mackenzie gets us dizzy from the wealth of playthings on display, from swimming pool to private parts. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Ponyo (2008) Rob Nelson There's a miraculous transformation in almost every moment of the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2009
Vertigo (1958) Rob Nelson Vertigo is a kind of consummate illusion--tantalizing for being so often out of reach (DVDs don't match the reel deal), fulfilling only for bringing us as close as possible to Hitchcock's head and heart in Frisco circa '58. Or... EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2009
W. (2008) Rob Nelson Stone's meticulous reenactment of the public and private Bush seizes control of the grand narrative from the president and his expert magicians. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2008
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Rob Nelson Like Scorsese's Casino, in which Rickles had a small role, Mr. Warmth tips its hat to a demolished way of life--Vegas power having transferred from the Mob to the even scarier thugs of corporations. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2008