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Hey, WALL-E: Shoot for the Top

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 23:10:00 EDT

Pixar's latest gift to movie lovers should be a candidate for the most prestigious award, Best Picture, when Oscar time rolls around. And the time to start the drumbeat is now, because the path to that nomination is strewn with prickly practicalities and marked by timeworn doubts.

Diamonds Amid the Dross

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:19:00 EDT

With the exception of "WALL-E" and "Iron Man," the first half of the summer movie season has yielded all the joy of a crop failure. One can only marvel at the disparity between these grand entertainments and the dispirited studio schlock that pervades the warm-weather marketplace.

Taking In the Big Picture

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:53:00 EDT

Seeing a 70mm projection version of "2001: A Space Odyssey" was a reminder of the many experiments in upsizing that have enhanced and enlivened movie history, writes Joe Morgenstern.