• spiderman-0219.jpg"The superheroes demand to be taken as seriously as they have always taken themselves." Tony Scott on the return of the superhero movie, and the emerging cultural dominance of nerdery.
  • "Our population is anxious. We're not in a depression, thank God, but I think it's crossing our minds that something could happen, things could change, and not for the better, for the worse."Ron Howard waxes uncharacteristically pessimistic on the motives behind Cinderella Man.
  • Five Actors to Watch: Abbie Cornish, Simon Abkarian, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Press.
  • Highly anticipated DVD releases include: Jules et Jim, Love Me or Leave Me,  and Divorce, Italian Style.
  • Dave Kehr breaks down every release over Four Months of Fridays.
  • "I am a recovering alcoholic, I grew up gay in the 50's in a right-wing Catholic family and I work in a mentally ill business," Don Roos discusses happy endings and Happy Endings.
  • The bewitching road towards Bewitched.
  • A longish critical essay by J. Hoberman on the films of Werner Herzog.
  • Carol Ames on the long road to setting a blockbuster release date.