Monitor film critic, Peter Rainer, remembers the hundreds of movies he watched in 2011, and highlights his favorites ... and some he thought were overrated.
Directed by Angelina Jolie, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' doesn't flinch from its harrowing portrayal of the Bosnian conflict as seen through the relationship of a Muslim woman and a Serb officer.
Wrenching and at times exploitive, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' takes on 9/11 events as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy.
In 'We Bought a Zoo,' Matt Damon plays a widower with two kids who takes an unconventional approach to turning his life around.
From young love to a documentary on capital punishment, here are the 10 movies that wowed Monitor film critic Peter Rainer at the multiplex this year
From the ultra-violent 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to 'Hugo,' Martin Scorsese's love letter to silent films, the movie listings this holiday season are full of films that came from the printed page. Here are some that are already out as well as a few that are yet to be released.
How do you compress a complicated novel into a two-hour, cinema-friendly format? The answer, most often, is: you can't. A better solution for many authors is to have their books turned into HBO series. The end result is often an in-depth adaptation – with story and characters intact – that would have been impossible get at the multiplex. Here are some of the best-known books that have been turned into successful HBO series – with many more to come.
'Corman's World' document how, in his own scrappy way, Roger Corman launched the careers of dozens of filmmakers.
Robert Downey Jr. recaps his leading role in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' the franchises second installment.