Shaggy 'wolf' stories

Shutter Island
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams
Directed By Martin Scorsese

The Wolfman
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving
Directed by Joe Johnson

Voting shenanigans in the land of Oscaristan

Politi-Flix is amazed that there has been so little reporting of the breakdown of democracy in the balkanized and secretive Oscaristan. With all the attention being paid to the election discrepancies in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and the stifling of dissent and access to outside media in these countries as well as places like China, it’s to be expected that the scandals in Oscaristan would get lost in the din.

Thugs need work too!

Edge of Darkness
Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, Ray Winstone
Directed by Martin Campbell

Won't somebody please think of the children?!

Fish Tank
Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender
Directed by Andrea Arnold

The White Ribbon
Starring Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch
Directed by Michale Haneke

Police, Adjective
Starring Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Post-Avatar ratings

There’s an amazing synchronicity in the timing of the release of Avatar and the election of Scott Brown to the vacant Massachusetts’­­ Senate seat. Senator-elect Brown’s win may portend the death of health care legislation, which means that we are left with the status quo — a system where private insurance companies are essentially free to call their own shots regarding coverage without the meddling of government rules, regulations and requirements.

And Eli said, 'that’s not a knife!'

The Book of Eli

Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Tom Waits, Michael Gambon, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by The Hughes Brothers

Critic in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

Starring Michael Cera,
Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart,
Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, Justin Long
Directed by Miguel Arteta

Strike the 10

I refuse. I will not do it. I will not provide my “10 best films of 2009” — or even of the “oh-oh” decade we just commemorated.

A case of (mistaken) identity

Sherlock Holmes

Starring Robert Downey, Jr.,
Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Directed by Guy Ritchie

You haven’t seen this before


Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi.
Directed by James Cameron.