By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
With the 2013 Academy Awards (Sunday, February 24) a month out, we've decided to hold this contest in conjunction with the benevolent Joe Edwards empire for our fellow movie geeks. If you consider yourself a film expert (or even if you just think you could make a few winning picks), you could win ... More >>
The fest's best are the films to watch in the year ahead.
Scott Hutcheson had no idea he'd made a terrible mistake when he changed his Facebook status to "in a relationship" without consulting his then-girlfriend. Hutcheson, a local filmmaker and graphic designer, recently went through a divorce and emerged on the other side like Rip Van Winkle -- the dat ... More >>
Remember Up in the Air (aka the Only Thing That Happened in St. Louis in 2009 Worth Remembering)? Remember how delightful it was to see our city on the big screen? Remember how it was even more delightful to spot George Clooney roaming through our city before it appeared in the big screen? The Boys ... More >>
OK, St. Louis scribes, creative hacks and literary dreamers, today is your day to become famous. Organizers for the 2011 NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge are looking for entrants, and this is the last day to apply.
Hillbilly noir at its finest.A movie based on Ozarks author Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel Winter's Bone received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. On Friday, Woodrell's blunt vision of the frailties and grotesqueries of the human condition, will hit theaters in ... More >>
A look at the industrial methods to make meat safer. Urinating on the steaks isn't mentioned. (Chicago Tribune, Canton Rep)A-B InBev and unions reach agreement in Belgian brewery strikes. (Wall Street Journal)New generation of winery ends, turns to vegetable production. (New York Times)A e ... More >>
But Sugar is sweet and Traces of the Trade leaves its mark.
Will desperate times call for desperate measures at Sundance '08?
Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune.
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy.
Cassavetes Jr. and Justin Timberlake team up for a real-life tale of killer potheads.
Shane Carruth's Primer goes back to the future, and it's a weird, wild ride
A woman chugs drugs to save her family in Maria Full of Grace
Week of October 29, 2003
You needn't be big, fat or Latin to enjoy these Women
Maggie Gyllenhaal's a naughty Secretary but not quite naughty enough
You Can Count on Me starts small but works its way to bigness
Written and directed by Hilary Brougher
Written and directed by Radu Mihaileanu