Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook. **** out of 4. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and reintroducing Chris Tucker. Written and Directed by David O. Russell.
This is a busy time of year for everyone but as we all gather with our families many of us will be watching our favorite Christmas movies. I’ve decided to take a few minutes to share with you my top 12 Christmas movies. Let me know what you think I missed. Unless you think I missed A Christmas Story. Because I didn’t. And you deserve coal. My one real major internal debate was over whether I was allowed to put Die Hard on this list. I might lose sleep over not including it, but I’m just not sure it can count… Read more
THE RULES: A fantasy style draft, in which Joseph Williams and contributor Sutter Vaught will go back and forth for five rounds, selecting picks to create a roster of the ALL TIME GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES.
If the modern-day prophets who swear by the Mayan calendar are correct, then we only have a few days remaining on this wonderful paradise of a planet called Earth. Sad I know, but you couldn’t have asked for a better year from a pop culture perspective to bring things to a close. Every aspect of the arts – from music, to theater, to film, to gaming – was firing on all cylinders throughout the year. Read more
Allow me to address one point of concern that shows up in this portion of the list. It concerns the way I approach ranking movie “sequels” or “trilogies”. I will admit to a bit of a “cheat”, if you will, when I consider great sequels or trilogies. My criteria is simple though. If I find that there is a story line that finds it’s completion in a sequel or trilogy, I will combine those films together under one entry as a complete story (or thematic arc). All films in this case must be great films, however; or they (at the very least) must provide an absolutely necessary conclusion to the themes or story presented in the first film that elevates the entire series. To those who would scoff at this decision, I must point out that this has been a common practice used by Sight and Sound in their past lists. Also, if you missed 76-100 you can find that list here. Read more
The Golden Globe nominations came out this morning. For the complete list of nominees along with analysis and thoughts from Palmer, Clayton, and I, check out this post. There were some worthy nominees that give you a good idea of what movies to see and TV shows to watch. Then there were some other nominees which, according to the three of us, would much better belong on a list of the Worst of the Year. Regardless, enjoy and join in on the debate!