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A Serious Man
February 10, 2010 – 11:27 AM | 8 Comments
<I>A Serious Man</I>

Coen movies live near that line that separates the unlikeable characters who nonetheless hold your attention and the unlikeable characters who are merely unlikeable. There's something to be said for realistic portrayals of selfish, unpleasant …

Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country
February 9, 2010 – 1:02 AM | Comments Off on Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

The story Burma VJ tells is fascinating, and shocking and enraging.As a movie, alas, it comes across as muffled, because…well, it's reporting from a closed country.Thanks to a repressive government, the footage is smuggled out …

An Education
February 8, 2010 – 5:09 PM | 18 Comments

I can't get completely on board with the screenplay nom for An Education — it's speechy in spots, and occasionally feels as though it's waiting for the jokes to land.
Carey Mulligan's performance, however, is fantastic.The …

Coraline
February 8, 2010 – 10:47 AM | 49 Comments

Sweet movie, but with both its feet planted on the correct side of the cutesy line. The expected over-explanation of and/or moralizing about why Coraline wants out of the Other world never materialized; she just …

Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti
February 7, 2010 – 11:16 AM | 2 Comments
<I>Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti</I>

Facing two subtitled hours about an Italian politician I'd never heard of, merely for the sake of crossing a Best Makeup nominee off the list, I considered withdrawing from the Oscars 2010 Death Race entirely …

Oscars 2010 Death Race
February 6, 2010 – 8:50 PM | Comments Off on Oscars 2010 Death Race

last updated3/7/10 12:30 AM
CURRENTSCORE: Sarah 50, Death Race 8

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Coco avant Chanel
Coraline
The Cove
Crazy Heart
La dama y la muerte
District 9*
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Up in the Air
February 6, 2010 – 1:21 PM | 21 Comments
<I>Up in the Air</I>

Whatever else I have to say about it, Up in the Air successfully distracted me from an offensive movie-going environment — the theater reeked of what I can only describe as bum stench.You board an …

The Hurt Locker
February 6, 2010 – 10:30 AM | 12 Comments
<I>The Hurt Locker</I>

A very good movie with very good acting, weakened a bit by the two sequences at the end — but only a bit, which is a testament to how well built the rest of the …

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
February 5, 2010 – 10:20 AM | 3 Comments

About what you'd expect, structurally, and the end feels a bit abrupt — although I suppose that, once the Chinese government decides it doesn't care to deal with an issue, that's that.
The first half is …

Oscars 2010 Death Race
February 5, 2010 – 8:53 AM | 42 Comments

Welcome to The Tomato Nation Oscars 2010 Death Race, in which I will attempt to see all the nominees before Oscar night.Yes: all of them.Best Live-Action Short, prepare to be boarded.
"But that's crazy!Even Sarah wouldn't …