The best thing about The Descendants?

The Descendants: This is 2011’s best?

The Descendants won the top honor tonight at the Golden Globes, and it’s threatening to make a legitimate Oscar splash.  Even in a truly horrendous year for mainstream American movies, the potential of this winning Best Picture concerns me as much as The Social Network losing last year did.  I’ll preface this review by saying…

Up in the Air

Up in the Air: Just like my feelings

Today’s George Clooney day at EarnThis, where we’ll examine Up in the Air, recently nominated for Best Picture, and Michael Clayton, likewise nominated in 2008.  Clooney’s career has advanced considerably thanks to both films, but one holds up a lot better than the other. Rating: 2 and a half stars (out of 4) Melding that sort of comedic-drama…