Karina Longworth

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  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    More than ever, boiling this concluding year down to the 10 "best" movies feels both arbitrary and reductive. Ideally, I'd have 25 unnumbered slots. I'd cite another five, formally varied nonfiction films: Tchoupitoulas, Detropia, The Ambassador, ...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Quentin Tarantino has been Googling himself, and it's starting to become a problem. The filmmaker, whose eighth feature, Django Unchained, opens on Christmas Day, is famously an analog evangelist: He writes his scripts in longhand; he bans cellpho...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    Early in Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins with a sack of fat connecting chin to neck) walks the red carpet at the premiere of his 1959 chase film, North by Northwest. "You're 60 years old!" shouts a reporter to the corpul...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    An adaptation of George V. Higgins's 1974 novel Cogan's Trade, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly anatomizes a self-policing underground economy of junkies, killers and administrators to indict a present-day mainstream world — the world in...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper as a manic-depressive man-child attempting to get his life back together after a breakdown, won the coveted Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and subsequently...

  • If Hollywood's rut du jour is the origin story as bid for franchise immortality, you can't say that Skyfall-- the 23rd "official" James Bond film in 50 years-- isn't on-trend. Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third Bond film, aims to flesh...