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 [...]

‘Blue Jasmine’: Cate Blanchett is the best thing to happen to Woody Allen in ages

Blue Jasmine isn't entirely free of the flaws of late, late Woody Allen, but what lifts it above the spate of recent Allen movies is a lead performance that’s exceptionally satisfying to watch. Maybe Allen should have worked with a diva like Cate Blanchett much earlier. Read more [...]