"Perestroika" is Slava Tsukerman's semi-autobiographical story of a returning Russian refugee into a deeply strange, breezily existential cocktail of Milan Kundera and Federico Fellini.
For a first feature, director Jeremy Alter's "The Perfect Sleep" is admirably ambitious, an attempt to sculpt an otherworldly, postmodern noir out of gauzy tableaux vivants and fever-dream imagery…
A sharp, thoroughly enjoyable exploration of seminal South Los Angeles hip-hop hotspot the Good Life Cafe.
The Truer Than Fiction filmmaker grant, introduced in 1997, functions as a leg-up for up-and-coming documentary helmers and comes with a $25,000 cash prize backed by Lacoste.
One might assume this year's crop of Oscar directing nominees was cheered by the Cahiers du Cinema crew, because the director noms mirrored the Academy's best picture choices for only the second time…
Verisimilitude was the guiding principle for Gus Van Sant in directing "Milk," his chronicle of gay activist politician Harvey Milk, and his attention to detail created a number of challenges and…
A visual editor's hardest job can be to simply make sense of the mass of footage in front of him or her, coaxing out the essentials of the plot from a scattered jumble of images. That job became even…
The Academy loves to see an actor play against type, so the fact that this typically fairy-dusted starlet managed to be so convincing as a reprobate drug addict can't have escaped notice.
Simply put, Streep is far and away the most respected actress of her generation, and in "Doubt's" Sister Aloysius she found a meaty, deceptively nuanced role to throw her substantial weight behind.
Combining flapper glamour with flashes of grit, Jolie managed to retain a certain audacious femininity while still syncing perfectly with director Clint Eastwood's stark, distinctly masculine milieu…