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Best of the 2008 Big Screen

Is it a sign of the Apocalypse? Something in the water? Or is it just the way the wind is blowing? Whatever the case, when our five often-contentious film critics put their heads together about the best movies of 2008, they managed to agree (more or less) on a dozen...
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Award Tour

7 years ago by John Linn
Every year, you do the same thing: You sit down to watch the Academy Awards, and you realize about 15 minutes into it that you have not seen a third of these films. Shoot, you’ve never even heard of most of them, you terrible, awful, poor-excuse-for-a-film-nerd you. Just pray that...
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Cannes Class of 2008

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—Wading through 20-odd movies in half as many languages, each Cannes jury supplies its own dramatic narrative, to be interpreted according to its president's presumed taste. Days before the 61st Cannes Film Festival ended, rumors were rife that the jury was having difficulties reaching consensus. As the award ceremony...
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Letters for October 2-8, 2008

Triple Threat Wow! What a story ("Packing a Tune," Penn Bullock, September 25). And that song "Change" is great too. Not many guys can rub you down, write you a tune, and sell you a gun all at the same time! Willy Bermuda Hollywood Boyfriend Hits a Homer I really...
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A Look Back at Hoodstock 2008

7 years ago by Jonathan Cunningham
Hoodstock 2008 Saturday, January 3, 2008 James L. Knight Center Better Than: Watching Senator Clinton trying desperately to be funny during ABC’s Democratic Debate. While the Nation transfixed their eyes on their television screens, enraptured by both the Republican and Democrat Debates in New Hampshire over the weekend, it was...
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