BLUE VALENTINE Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Not all romances end with rousing music and fairy tale happy endings: The Break-Up gave us the finite side of love; the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset franchise offered soulmates with bad timing; and that’s to say nothing of the doom that …

Top 10 Films of 2010

     January 30, 2011

I won’t deny the vanity of year-end lists.  Most professional critics will sit through over 100 new films per year and the year-end list is a badge of honor that says, “These are the films I appreciated the most.  Behold.”  …

MPAA Overturns NC-17 Ruling on BLUE VALENTINE

     December 8, 2010

The MPAA has overturned its original decision to give Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine an NC-17. The Weinstein Company recently mounted a legal campaign to get Blue Valentine an R-rating and knock The King’s Speech down from an R-rating to PG-13.  This …

New Posters for NO STRINGS ATTACHED and BLUE VALENTINE

     November 18, 2010

The theme of tonight’s posters: “complicated romantic relationships.”  On the lighter side of the spectrum, we have Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher smiling postcoitus for the romantic comedy No Strings Attached.  On the heavier side — the “This is so …