“Reservation Road,” review by Maitland McDonagh

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The sum of this psychological thriller about two fathers shattered by a hit-and-run accident is considerably greater than the total of its impressive parts, which include deeply committed performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo, novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s adaptation of his own acclaimed novel, and restrained direction by HOTEL RWANDA’s Terry George. Read more

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Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Formerly TVGuide.com's senior movies editor/reviewer, Maitland McDonagh now has her own site, Miss FlickChick.com, and freelances for Film Comment, Time Out NY and other publications. She has written four books -- Broken Mirrors Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe, The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time and Movie Lust -- and contributed to many others, including Film Out of Bounds, Fantasy Females, The Last Great American Picture Show and Exile Cinema. Read McDonagh's recent artilces below. For her Women On Film archive, type "Maitland McDonagh" into the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).