After spending five years at the helm of upstart Indianapolis Intl. Film Festival, founder Brian Owens was ready to make a change, but unsure where to go. Inspiration came at a Red Lobster in central…
CMA at 50: On the occasion of the Country Music Assn.'s 50th anniversary, the org's three toppers look back at their time at the helm.
Indie comedy "Poundcake" is a case of a bad movie made by a number of obviously talented people.
Bloody and irredeemably misanthropic, Canadian funeral farce "Just Buried" nonetheless has enough charm to make for a sporadically enjoyable if wildly uneven entry in the growing body of cheeky…
Of all the major Oscar categories, perhaps none are more accommodating to dark horses than the screenplay. As the category that once crowned Billy Bob Thornton a better writer than Arthur Miller…
It's been nearly 20 years since Alfred Uhry managed to double-dip his way into a screenwriting Oscar, adapting his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play,
Noble in intentions and haphazard in execution, "Call + Response" is a passionate documentary on human trafficking, crossbred with telethon-like musical performances.
In this searing, startlingly nonjudgmental documentary, famed painter Alice Neel receives a portrayal worthy of her art from grandson Andrew Neel.
Toplining early '90s rap staples the Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and one third of the Wu-Tang Clan -- not to mention true old-timers Rakim and Afrika Bambaataa -- this year's Rock the…
Anyone doubting the degree to which the Web can accelerate cultural cycles and trends should be reminded of one sobering fact: "Juno" is not even a year old. But in Internet time (much like dog…
In retrospect, it seems obvious that Erykah Badu was never destined to become a traditional R&B star. It wasn't necessarily apparent at the start of her career.