Surprisingly, none of the Millennium Trilogy films made Roger Ebert's Top 10 of the year. (Related: House contributor Ali Arikan shares his own Top 10.)
More Top 10s over at The New York Times: In praise of David Fincher, Manohla Dargis says the revolution is being shot on video, and Stephen Holden instructs that the economic catastrophe we faced in 2008 has "left behind a reservoir of dread and cynicism that have speed into every corner of American life, even the movies."
Peter Bogdanovich on the passing of Blake Edwards.
Olivier Assayas's Carlos tops Film Comment's "annual end-of-the-year survey of notable film critics, journalists, film section editors, and past and present contributors that don't include any writers from Slant Magazine."
House contributor Edward Copeland on the 30th anniversary (yesterday) of Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull.
Matt Zoller Seitz on the scenes every film fan should see.
Photographer Seamus Murphy has made a series of short films to accompany PJ Harvey's new album Let England Shake. The first one, set to the tune "The Last Living Rose," premiered today on Polly Jean's official site:
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