Lisbeth Salander, meet David Fincher
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.
The last time I saw Children of Bodom perform live ended up being one of the strangest nights of my life. That night saw a chain of events that included meeting Rob Lowe, inadvertently being recruited to spend the night caring for a reality-TV star whose drink had been drugged, and spending a 24-hou ... More >>
"It's the young and hip Oscars!" So chirped Anne Hathaway when returning to the mic after 50 year-old winner Melissa Leo--looking much more legitimately glamorous than in those for your consideration ads she controversially self-financed--spontaneously let the word "fucking" escape her lips whil ... More >>
Trent Reznor Says Rage Against The Machine Collaboration "Out There"
From best to worst, the results are in
David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status. His latest, on Facebook's birth and the minds behind it, invites you to join him
Actress/producer Tilda Swinton on her postmodern romantic epic, I Am Love
Also, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Whiz Kids and Winter's Bone
World on Wheels: Visionary producer Shafiq Husayn debuts new video
Passing time and finding a new pragmatism in the movies of the 00s
Yet from industry turmoil, great films arose
(Some serious gourmet shit)
Battle RoyaleWhen Ella Taylor asked me to rename my top five films of all time, I tattled off the obvious titles. She then asked, "Any since the last 17 years?""In my top five?" I asked incredulously. "Well, okay, top 10," she relented."Well, let me think about that."And upon later reflection, I rea ... More >>
Coming soon to a theater, er, HDTV near you
The little robot that could tops another chart
What to do in L.A., December 12-18
Do you love me?
Sign of the times
Dark and violent movies top the years best. What are we at war or something?
Last Thursday morning in Paris, the lineup was announced for the 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The announcement was made by Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux during a press conference held in a gilded and mirrored salon of the Hotel de Crillon, located on the Place de la Co ... More >>
Scott Frank’s tender, twisty heist movie scores
Zodiac examines the killers other victims
Cate Blanchett exhumes Hollywoods golden era
Will the public get off? Or is it just studio masturbation?
Director Catherine Hardwicke on being the Lady of Dogtown
Hard-boiled Hostage is bracing pulp fiction.
Amid so many flickering shadows, the scenes that stuck in our heads
Four killer producers on the cutting edge of independent film
The human souls of Full Frontal and Group
Tweakers in The Salton Sea and the wild boys of Dogtown
None to be had in Fincher’s Panic Room
Alejandro Iñárritu revs up the boss’s BMW
Sparring for credit on Ali
From ad fab to d.o.a.
Denzel Washington’s lethal charm
A few of our favorite reads this year
The best of '99
Director David Fincher works the ropes
David Fincher's Fight Club