Top 10 cinematic highlights of 2012: one very subjective list

I don't claim the following list to be definitive — how can I say for sure what the best movie of 2012 was when I still haven't seen Magic Mike? Read more [...]

Years late, but worth the wait: Anna Paquin in Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Margaret’

Margaret was filmed in 2005 and held up for years by a legal battle. But its story has a timeless quality — its portrait of a privileged American teenager thrown into a shattering awareness of the wider world, and Anna Paquin’s portrayal of that character, will still ring true decades from now. Read more [...]

Make sure you watch the long — REALLY long — version of ‘Margaret’

The scenes missing from the version of Margaret that’s available on Blu-Ray and streaming are more like amputations than mere cuts. Even if renting or buying an actual physical DVD strikes you as clunky and outdated, make an exception for Margaret — the movie lover in you will be glad you did. Read more [...]