Archives for November 18, 2010

Really, MPAA?

Before I start describing the MPAA with language they would consider inappropriate, I'll just hand the microphone over to Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, whose film Blue Valentine was just rated NC-17.Why was it given that rating? … [Read more...]

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

[November 2010 Update: It's been almost a decade since we turned the page on our calendars to 2001. And yet, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, still feels prophetic. So I'm digging up my review of that re-release and posting it again, and I'll include this - an article that appeared just today on Kottke called "Kubrick Explains 2001."] -(Warning: This review is offered with the assumption that readers have seen this film. No attempt has been made to avoid plot … [Read more...]