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December 2010 Archives

I love this short film from Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project about a kid who takes protecting the environment into his own heroic hands. Felicity Huffman directed and stars.

I had a lot of fun writing for BNet about why corporations were the go-to villain in the movies of 2010, from “Despicable Me” to “The Other Guys,” “Tron: Legacy,” “Resident Evil 4,” and “Inception.”

“Good Morning America” is looking for a real-life modern family, inspired by the award-winning series, now in its second season. If you identify with that extended family, tell them why, and include a photo. You can submit your entry online […]

Rotten Tomatoes has a list of New Year’s Movies. Here is my list, which I first posted in 2007: When Harry Met Sally… is a sweet, funny love story starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal as two people who took […]

1. Toy Story 3: The best movie of the year was Pixar’s tribute to the power of imagination and story-telling, even after you grow up. The first five minutes are one of the most joyous ever put on screen, the […]

There’s a reason so many movies give us a character who has just one last job to do before he (it’s almost always a he) can get free. It is because we can sympathize with someone despite even the most […]

Andrew Jarecki, whose first film was the award-winning documentary “Capturing the Friedmans,” has made a feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst called “All Good Things.” It is based on the real-life story of Robert Durst, the son of […]

A Russian conductor, demoted to symphony hall janitor, intercepts an invitation to perform in Paris and decides that he will accept. Andreï Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) was once a celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra. But during the antisemitism of the […]

Celebrate the birthday of Caroll Spinney, the man behind (or, I should say, inside) Big Bird. 1985’s “Follow That Bird,” features all of the show’s favorite characters and an array of guest stars but focuses more on gentle humor and […]