In the wake of Reese Witherspoon’s legal fracas over the weekend, Nick would like to offer America’s one-time official Sweetheart a bit of sympathy and a dose of advice going forward.
Roger Ebert, the celebrated film critic of The Chicago Sun Times since 1967, passed away today at the age of 70 after a long bout with cancer. So it is with heavy hearts we celebrate a man who was, first and foremost, a writer.
With plenty of movies to look forward to in 2013, we count down the top 100 that you should keep an eye out for. Today, #100-76.
As any self respecting film critic must do each and every December/January, here are my choices for the best films of the year.
Each and every year at the movies is stacked with great performances and 2012 was no exception. Young, old, male, female, great movie, good movie, so-so movie, they came from everywhere. These are the 10 performances from the year in movies that I most dearly loved.
As a prelude I will simply say this: my favorites of 2012 are undeniably an odd collection but are undeniably also the ones that struck me most, regardless of genre, budget, box office, or critical/audience consensus.
Forget the classics like White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life. Put aside films like Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas in Connecticut. These ain’t your grandaddy’s Christmas movies. No way, José. These are those movies from the dark corners of Christmas.
Kevin Smith, the comic book-loving, Indie filmmaker from the great state of New Jersey, has made ten films. Six of these films are part of what Smith calls the View Askewniverse, a reality named after his production company View Askew. Here is Kevyn’s list of the 10 Best Kevin Smith Characters.
There are good uses of music and musical moments in films – and then there are great moments. It’s usually one scene that sticks with you long after the credits rolled – the one scene you can describe to a person and know immediately what movie it comes from.