Politi-Flix

You haven’t seen this before

Avatar

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

Unfriendly economic skies

Up in the Air
Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman.
Directed by Jason Reitman.

Kung fu fighting

Ninja Assassin
Starring Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles
Directed James McTiegue

"New Moon" fever

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Directed by Chris Weitz

The end of...film

2012

Starring John Cusak, Amanda Peet,
Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover
Directed by Roland Emmerich

A Precious health care bill

Precious

Starring Gabby Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey
Directed by Lee Daniels

Pontificating on Antichrist

Antichrist

Starring Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, a fox
Directed by Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville)

Mooresian filmic theory

Capitalism: A Love Story
A documentary by Michael Moore

Coming soon to a theater near you: The Polanski Petition

I’m not sure if there is some unwritten law that we film critics are legitimately supposed to critique only the reel output of filmmakers, not their real world shenanigans. But if there is such a decree, I’m about to violate it. I admit it. Not sure what kind of punishment I face for breaking this “directive,” but the … um … temptation was just too strong. (Although I don’t have the excuse of being drunk or on some mind-altering substance.)

Bright (movie) star

Bright Star

Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw,
Paul Schneider
Directed by Jane Campion