Category Archives: Mainstream Film

The Best So Far, Film in 2012

I see quite a few films every year, and while many are OK, just a few stand out, and a few are real stinkers. I won’t call out the worst ones here, or for that matter the average films, but … Continue reading

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Phoenix Film Critics Society Nominations

I’m a member of the PFCS and our year-end nominations are now out, see below: Top 10 Films of 2011 “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Drive” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “My Week With Marilyn” “Super 8″ “The Tree … Continue reading

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Margin Call

There’s a mini-trend of films that have recently hit the multiplex dealing with our current financial crisis, and how we got into this mess. From gripping documentaries like “Inside Job,” to character portraits like “Casino Jack,” and even fictional works … Continue reading

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The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary is one big hot mess. While that can be perceived as a compliment in some circles, in this case its not. This is clearly a labor of love, and an homage to the unique talent of the … Continue reading

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Drive

Director Nicolas Winding Refn delivers a unique, dark vision of Los Angeles and some of its less-than-glamorous inhabitants in “Drive.” With a stellar cast including Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks, the film is an … Continue reading

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

One of my favorite films from the 2010 edition of the Sundance Film Festival is finally making it to Tucson screens – Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. It’s not often that you see a blend of horror and comedy that … Continue reading

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“The Ides of March”

We’re all about to be literally beaten to death with both quality films in search of an Academy Award, and then, shortly after that, by10 months straight of campaign ads for the upcoming presidential election. Neatly capturing both of these … Continue reading

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