Top 10 movies of 2013: One man’s non-curmudgeonly list

Despite the stretches of the summer that felt like a wasteland at the multiplex, 2013 turned out to be a very good year for movies. Although I saw 160 movies last year (96 of which were assignments), I still wouldn't claim this list is definitive — there are too many new releases now, on all sorts of distribution channels, for that. Read more [...]

‘Before Midnight’: Celine and Jesse are still talking, but are they still worth listening to?

It's impressive how honest Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in portraying a long-term relationship in Before Midnight. How long can an argument go on become before the audience loses the ability to laugh at the funny lines, and the movie becomes a downer? Read more [...]