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Oscar 2010: Social Network Is Critics Choice

"The Social Network" won the best picture award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Sony's drama also took the director award for David Fincher, who shared the prize with Olivier Assayas for "Carlos."

Read our review of the Best Picture of the Year.

Ballet Movies: From Red Shoes to Black Swan

The social and professional milieus of ballet companies are rife with tensions, ego-conflicts and melodramas of the highest order. Yet there have been few major movies set within this world, perhaps because it’s considered to be too refined or too esoteric, or too feminine for male audiences.

Review of Red Shoes:


True Grit Reunites the Coens with Jeff Bridges

John Wayne won an Oscar back in 1969 for the part that Jeff Bridges is playing in the remake.  Would Bridges score a second Oscar?

Review of True Grit (1969), starring John Wayne in his Oscar-winning performance


Oscar: Social Network

Fincher’s brilliant film “Social Network” should get at least ten nods from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including….

Our review:


Neal, Patricia: Tribute to a Great Actress

Three of my favorite Patricial Neal roles are in “The Fountainhead,” (1949), opposite Gary Cooper, “Hud” (1963), costarring with Paul Newman, and “The Subject Was Roses” (1968), with Jack Albertson as her dissenting husband.

Review of Hud: