Bright Lights Film Journal
"Fascinating, revealing, playful, and nasty curiosity worthy of rediscovery. Sunset is certainly flawed, but, as arguably the most unexpected work in Edwards' oeuvre, it is as essential as it is unusual. "
Meek's Cutoff (2011)
A Woman Under the Influence (1975)
Modus Operandi (2010)
Machine Gun McCain (1970)
For Colored Girls (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
"[Network's rise and fall] relates to the classic gangster film narrative ... More directly, [the film] positions itself as a new Citizen Kane, with its protagonist reaching the heights of a communication empire."
Eat Pray Love (2010)
The Last Airbender (2010)
Mystery Train (1989)
Jonah Hex (2010)
Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The Runaways (2010)
500 Days of Summer (2009)
"There is a lot of Billy Wilder in [Avanti!], including the idea that age is a state of mind. The film doesn't all work, [but] when the rigid Armbruster warms up on a sunny rock,... Wilder is telling us something that is more than just fun."
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
"Sunset Boulevard's entire point of view is based on a gimmick. Whether one considers it an "artistic cheat" or a valid and audacious device depends up his ability and desire to suspend his disbelief."
About Schmidt (2002)
"About Schmidt drives another nail in the coffin of irony. It is as lacking in irony as its blatant crayon drawing ending. It's a synthetic antidote to an ironic world, a superficial contrivance that is getting voluminous applause from those who sho"
Friday Night Lights (2004)
"Friday Night Lights is a feel-good movie, but it's not real. It's a hard-hitting Hallmark greeting card. It's no wonder it appealed to Larry King %u2014 it's safe, easy, conventional, and feigns incisiveness."
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
"Million Dollar Baby adds to Clint Eastwood's legacy in ways we might not have expected. It explores emotional terrain as he hasn't done before, and it gives him a kind of role that he has never had before."
Glory Road (2006)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Blast of Silence (1961)
A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Saragossa Manuscript (1999)