2013: 8 Great Movies You May Have Missed This Year

2013 was not the year you thought it was. The prevailing storyline of the first eight months of the year was that Hollywood was broken, as evidence by a high number of big-budget flops: Jack the Giant Slayer, The Lone Ranger, White House Down, After Earth, R.I.P.D., etc. But underneath the studio failures burned the…

Is Michael Cera the Most Interesting Actor of his Generation?

After seeing his latest, Crystal Fairy, last weekend, I say “yes” in The Atlantic today. Here is an excerpt: Like most good comic actors, Cera definitely enjoys messing with the audience’s minds, but with Youth in Revolt and This Is the End, he was staying within the confines of commercial films. That pattern changed with Crystal…

Top 5 Movie Good Guys Who Wore Hoodies

On Friday, Geraldo Rivera ignited a firestorm when he took to the airwaves to defend the actions of George Zimmerman, a community watch captain who shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old man, in what he claims was self-defense. Rivera defended Zimmerman on the grounds that Martin was wearing clothing associated with gang activity, and if…