Aw, what a great time.

Here is Black Maria contributor Kyle Turner on Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas, starring the delightful Anna Kendrick. 

Wade Sheeler, senior staff writer at The Black Maria and contributor at CC2K, reviews the limited edition blu-ray release of Robert Zemeckis's hilarious comedy Used Cars, from boutique label Twilight Time. 

Here's CC2K film editor Jill Blake on two of her favorite recent Warner Archive releases: Smilin' Through (1932) and The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934). 

Black Maria contributor Kyle Turner reviews the Twilight Time limited edition blu-ray release of David Lynch's Wild at Heart.


CC2K Film Editor and Black Maria co-founder Jill Blake reviews one of the best films from Hollywood's greatest year, 1939: George Cukor's The Women. 

Black Maria co-founder and chief film critic Drew Morton, reviews director James Gray's latest film, The Immigrant. 

Doug Liman calls on perennial tough guy Tom Cruise to play a wimp in the opening reels of his crackerjack-entertaining sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow, and Cruise is up for the challenge. The movie falls into the same proud tradition of time-loop head-spinners like Groundhog Day, as well as some other memorable episodes from the annals of TV sci-fi. I’ll get to those in a moment, but first I wanted to touch briefly on Cruise’s performance and the relationship between “character” actors and leading men.

Bryan Singer’s sprightly Days of Future Past jettisons most of the youngsters from the 2011 reboot in favor of the series’ new leading men, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. It’s the right call, but the filmmakers commit one small blunder: They make Wolverine the hero.


Frank Pavich’s documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune, looks at the fantasy of an ultimate, unlikely fanboy and asks what might’ve been. At the risk of committing geek heresy, I suspect we might be better off not knowing.