In honor of tonight's event, Westword revisited the filmography of John Cusack and hand-picked his most definitively Cusackian roles. These movies are each thoroughly entertaining on their own merits, but together they illuminate the precise nature of Cusack's appeal. Old-school Cusack fans may noti ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
Art imitates life imitating art in Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Playing against type, Will Ferrell canít quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
Throwaway gags and mad obsessions abound in Michel Gondry's wondrous fantasy.
Dot the I wants to mess with your head -- but the film itself is a mess.
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Inside the Spotless Mind is a big and beating heart.
George Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of a game-show producer.
A weird concept makes Being John Malkovich a one-of-a-kind experience.