Drama Phil Bacharach
John Hughes, for all the love people heap on his ’80s teen movies, was far too easy on high school. Maybe your high school experience was different than mine — and, if so, congrats. For many of us, however, those years were a marathon of self-pity, heartache, passion and anything else you’d find on an album by The Smiths.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives an intoxicating performance.
Drama Rod Lott
In a short career largely dominated with genre films — from Final Destination 3 to this past summer’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter —
Mary Elizabeth Winstead always has exuded a certain something. But
nothing that ever suggested the level of performance she delivers in Smashed.
Nonfiction Rod Lott
When Tom Folsom terms his new nonfiction work, Hopper,
as “a rebel biography,” he’s not kidding. Not only is his subject a
rebel, but so is his approach. A you-are-there POV, fonts that interrupt
the narrative — you’ve never read a celebrity bio quite like it, and
that’s certainly befitting of its star.