By Ernest Hardy, Karina Longworth and Mark Olsen
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
With Andrew Bujalski's sure hand, low-fi mumblecore matures
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. Got something better? (Funny, tragic, ridiculous, or an actual Jon Stewart quote.) Comment below.
Some of the year’s best independent movies are still snaking their way toward L.A.; others may not come at all
Supersized Celebrity Crimes
Can a pro-Bush comedian get laughs?
New Iranian films, Old World dilemmas
Larry Clark’s teen dreams
Rotterdam, the necessary festival
Some notes on movies and their critics
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