Jason Reitman’s films have always struck me as being smug. His indulgent and snarky Young Adult further proves that point.
It’s that time of year when Hollywood starts unleashing some serious Oscar bait. With that in mind, allow me to introduce the incredibly misguided biopic, My Week With Marilyn. At least Michelle Williams dives head first into her strangely affecting role as the tortured blond bombshell.
Slant Magazine‘s film department, myself included, have been cramming all year to be completists in preparation for the annual year end “Best Of” frenzy, and I’m proud to announced that fearless leader and Editor-in-Chief Ed Gonzalez recently posted our survey of the best in film from 2011. This is a great list suitably representing one of the best calendar year for film in ages. Click here to access our feature.
In addition, each writer has contributed their individual lists of favorite films, including my own. Click here to view everyone’s individual picks.
Shame seems to be dividing critics like no other film this year. Check out my take for SanDiego.com.
If you haven’t seen Hugo yet, run to your local multiplex and see it in 3-D. It’s great. Here’s my SanDiego.com review.
My defense of George Miller’s much-maligned Happy Feet 2, which hasn’t deserved the resentment and spite most critics have spewed its way.
Woody for the win! Here’s my review of Rampart, Oren Moverman’s L.A. cop drama starring Mr. Harrelson, over at Slant.