Archives for October 2010

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Let me in

It's not fair is it?
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz and Elias Koteas
Directed by Matt Reeves

Life is unfair to middle children and remakes. If Matt Reeves’ vampire coming-of-age story "Let Me In" had been made before the Swedish original--Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In”--would we automatically think it was the better of the two? It didn’t work that way and we’ll never know. What I can say? "Let Me In," written and directed by "Cloverfield"’s Reeves, underlines and ... more >

Waiting for Superman

Fatalism in the classroom?
Documentary
Directed by Davis Guggenheim

I don’t like to pull out the phrases “important movie” and “this is the one movie you should see.” But if I had to describe a movie as important and had to say there is one movie you should see it’s "Waiting for Superman." That’s not to say it’s my number one film for the year. And that doesn’t mean it’s a future classic. In thirty years, this film isn’t going to matter. Our education system ... more >

The Social Network

The wow factor
Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake
Directed by David Fincher

I know I’m supposed to get out and help push. The fight for great cinema is on, and I’m expected to throw it into neutral, hop out, and chug-chug-chug with my hands on the door. We all have to get behind “The Social Network” and push the crowds to every mall across the country to see this, The Movie of a Generation. Can I tap the brakes just a little, just a little, without people saying ... more >