Honorable mention of 2013: Ten movies that are no mere also-rans

The best argument for the merits of 2013 at the movies is how many worthy contenders there were for both a Top 10 list as well as this list of runners-up. (Let's go easy on the comparisons to 1939, though.) Read more [...]

A skirmish of wit: Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado about Nothing’

Americans can do Shakespeare after all: Joss Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing has a distinctly novel, laid-back Californian air. As thoroughly amusing as the movie is, the most intriguing thing about it might be the way Whedon's sensibility shines through. Read more [...]