Best movies of 2012: the ‘Honorable Mention’ category

Since there were more than 10 noteworthy movies in 2012, think of these as more potential candidates for your queue: superheroes, dissidents, indie misfits, and — all the way from Indonesia — what might be the best action movie since the original Die Hard. Read more [...]

Giving indie a good name: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

I knew nothing about Safety Not Guaranteed when I went to see it. Not spoiled or tipped off by any PR blitz, for once I was able to enjoy a sense of discovery about a new movie. The reward here is a continual element of surprise in the storytelling -- how rare it is to watch a film and realize, I don’t know where this is going. Read more [...]