The Loneliest Planet (2011)


The biggest scare. The most compelling adult relationship. The most memorable journey. This year, for this moviegoer, all three of these things exist in the same film: The Loneliest Planet.Julia Loktev's movie, her second narrative feature but the first one I've seen, wrecked a perfectly good Saturday morning. The pages of my open notebook remained blank; my uncertainty in every scene kept me from looking away for a moment.And while I would not say that I find the movie satisfying, I do … [Read more...]

Flight (2012)

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Robert Zemeckis's Flight is the gunshot that starts the 2012 Oscar Race.It has a big performance by Denzel Washington, one of the last old-fashioned movie stars. It spells out big, important, popular Oscar Season themes on banners across the big-screen. It has it all: Heroism, romance, comedy, garish supporting performances! It talks about faith a lot. It has a flashy performance by an up-and-coming actress as a junkie who, thank God, remains easy on the eyes throughout. And it ends with a … [Read more...]