Politi-Flix

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

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)