The Clown Prince Rises: ‘Joker’ Takes Center Stage

Want to hear something funny? The director of Road Trip, Old School, and the Starsky & Hutch movie unveiled his new film at the Venice Film Festival. It won the Golden Lion, an award previously bestowed upon awards season heavy-hitters like Brokeback Mountain and Roma. And guess what else? It’s a comic book movie! Want […]

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Top Ten Films: 2005

(A “Then & Now” perspective.) This Top 10 is actually a 20, because sometimes ten just isn’t enough. Actually, it’s because that’s how I wrote it back when it was originally published a decade ago, and if I’m bothering to re-post it I may as well re-post the whole thing, right?

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Top Ten Films: 2007

My Top 10 for the year 2007 comes to you from the midst of the WGA Writer’s Strike of 2007-2008, when there was some doubt about whether or not a typical Oscar telecast would even be possible without those striking scribes. That would have been quite a shame, since 2007 is one of the very […]

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Top Ten Films: 2008

Before I started my own entertainment-related blog, my Top Tens had to whore themselves out on my friends’ pages. This one was originally posted on Justin Plus One. As usual with my Top Tens, I have preserved them as they were, even if, in hindsight, I may disagree with some of my own choices. (Did […]

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