8 years ago | Film and TV
No Country for Old Men (Paramount) "A horror comedy chase" is how a grinning Tommy Lee Jones describes No Country for Old Men in the making-of — meanwhile, his fellow actors add to the list such adjectives as "a very primitive ride," "a rabb...
Stranded by Oscar: Into the Wild, Radiant City, SNL in the '80s: Lost and Found, The Love Boat: Season One, Volume One
Into the Wild (Paramount) Sean Penn waited a good decade before adapting Jon Krakauer's book about Chris McCandless, who graduated college in 1990 then disappeared into the American unknown, reemerging as Alexander Supertramp before his final, tra...
Justice League: The New Frontier, The Darjeeling Limited, Death at a Funeral, Beowulf: Director's Cut
Justice League: The New Frontier (Warner Bros.) Based on Darwyn Cooke's comic-book mini-series, a masterpiece starring all of DC Comics' major-leaguers at the dawn of their immortality during the Cold War, this animated adaptation plays stronger, ...
Margot at the Wedding, American Gangster: Unrated Extended Edition, Lust, Caution, Excellent Cadavers
Margot at the Wedding (Paramount) Margot (Nicole Kidman, or someone who looks just like her) is a fiction writer whose tales are based, uncomfortably and unkindly, on the real-life family for whom she seems to care very little. Hence, sister Pauli...
No Reservations (Warner Bros.) From its cheap, mid-'90s-looking package to its woefully scant extras (one pre-chewed Food Network behind-the-scenes, blech) to its wide-screen/full-screen option, this feels like something dropped right into the dis...
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Brave One, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Imitation of Life: Special Edition
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros.) Beautifully shot, masterfully acted and 19 hours too long, Assassination is an uneven mix of the artful and the arty that never had a shot at bringing in the audience that B...