Finally, my “best of 2010” list has arrived.

Reviews for most of these films can be found on my blog but I didn’t bother inserting a clickable link for each title.  You can find the titles on the handy alphabetical list to the right or simply utilize the search feature on my blog.  Thanks! Top Ten Films of 2010: The Fighter Mesrine The … Continue reading


Biutiful is a discomforting, almost painfully intimate and gritty study of a terminally ill psychic named Uxbal, played in an Oscar-nominated role by Javier Bardem.  If you’re at all familiar with the work of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams), you know that’s his desired effect.  But just like all his movies, Biutiful … Continue reading

My Chicago International Film Festival recap

In case you’re wondering why updates have been few and far between, it’s because I just ended my stint working for the Chicago International Film Festival.  For the past month I have been working roughly 60-hour weeks, and today is my first day off in about a month.  It’s been a lot of fun though, … Continue reading