One more week until top tens are done, and then it's the home stretch. I've seen just about all of the year's remaining big releases, but because of embargoes, this collection of new stuff - which features my latest decade-centric feature - is all I currently have to offer. As with the Up in the Air review that's directly below this post, however, keep an eye on this space for new site-specific write-ups in the coming days and weeks.
Into the awards-season typhoon I now eagerly go, so no chit-chat - here's this week's new stuff, including my contribution to Time Out New York's Best Movies of the Decade poll and my thoughts on Disney's The Princess and the Frog.
Ok, well, these two new articles probably aren't exactly "dynamic," but it's Friday, and I'm tired, and that's the first title that came to mind. Nonetheless, here's this week's new published stuff, aside from the reviews of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and The Road that appear directly below this post.
My latest batch of reviews doesn't feature much in the way of positivity. And if it's as good as its predecessors, Saw VI - which I'll be reviewing later today (link following) - won't do much to alter that mood.
For the first time in who-knows-how-long, I've got a link collection posted on a Friday afternoon. Whoo hoo! My latest Sandbox column is about video game characters' racial profiles, and of my new reviews, the one to pay particular attention to is Bronson, a pretty fierce Brit import that opens today in NYC.
Thanks to a busy work schedule and a young daughter whose illness has led to many recent sleepless nights, this latest link dump is - big surprise! - late. Nonetheless, it's got lots of goodness, from new NYFF (and Time Out New York) reviews, to my most recent Sandbox column, to a podcast I was happy to do with Greencine Daily editor extraordinaire Aaron Hillis and the Filmbrain himself, Andrew Grant. Enjoy.