“The Brave One,” review by Carol Cling

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“The Brave One” — which teams two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster with “Crying Game” director Neil Jordan — proves that artists of their caliber (no pun intended) are just as capable of making a soulless revenge thriller as any Hollywood hack. Read more

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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey has been The Philadelphia Inquirer's film critic for 21 years and writes the newspaper's Flickgrrl blog. She has reviewed films as diverse as "Water" and "The Waterboy," profiled celebrities from Lillian Gish to Will Smith, and reported on technological beakthroughs from the video revolution to the rise of movies on demand. Her reviews are syndicated nationwide and she is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and NPR. Rickey's essays appear in numerous anthologies, including "The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll," "The American Century," and the Library of America's "American Movie Critics."