French director Laurent Cantet was on hand at the ArcLight on Monday night to discuss his Palme d'Or winning "The Class," an entirely-improvised, docu-style pic set inside a middle school in Paris'…
While it raises far more questions that it can answer, pic serves as an impressively nuanced call for games to be taken more seriously, and it could find a healthy fest and homevideo reception from…
For a multiple-Oscar-winning filmmaking duo lauded for their inimitable eccentricity, Joel and Ethan Coen seem to be most appreciated the further they play it straight.
Containing enough wild revelations and tearful confrontations to fill several seasons of an average telenovela, "Faded Memories" is the directing debut of the allegedly 16-year-old Anne-Sophie…
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.