Initial thoughts on The Descendants

In February, I'll be speaking at Seattle Pacific University about the films of 2011. I'll also be appearing on Dick Staub's Kindlings Muse live-podcast show to talk about the same subject.What 2011 films showed us something new, challenging, and worth seeing many times? What movies showed us what we wanted to see, and told us what we wanted to hear, instead of giving us something that we really needed. What movies provided mere entertainment instead of art? What filled the screen with vision … [Read more...]

Sideways Dominates 2004 Film Awards

More and more critics' awards are coming in, and the Golden Globe nominations are in as well. … [Read more...]

Sideways Should Earn Paul Giamatti Another Nomination.

I finally caught up with Alexander Payne's latest film, Sideways, tonight and liked it much, much better than his last film, About Schmidt. … [Read more...]