"People v. the State of Illusion" provides author Austin Vickers a glossy illustrated lecture to propagate his motivational message that we can escape our personal "prisons" through fundamental…
A rather queasy cross of conventional biodoc and first-person therapy cinema, "An Encounter With Simone Weil" has helmer Julia Haslett seeking solutions to her own problems by investigating the life…
The difficulties of adapting idiosyncratic literature to the screen are all too apparent in "The Trouble With Bliss," which turns Douglas Light's well-received debut novel into a misfired quirkfest…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Inauspiciously billed as a life-affirming descendant of "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Full Monty," "Reuniting the Rubins" proves as drearily formulaic as the weakest of those films' myriad…
A smug San Francisco couple's status quo is shaken by the overtures of a second, sexually rapacious pair in "Yes, We're Open."
After the indie songfests "Colma: The Musical" and "Fruit Fly," H.P. Mendoza goes in another direction entirely with "I Am a Ghost," the writer-helmer's idiosyncratic wade into horror terrain.
The current GOP nomination race has many wondering how things shifted so far right that Republicans risk alienating much of their own membership.
Continuing a collaboration between helmer/co-writer Dave Boyle and musician-turned-thesp Goh Nakamura that began with last year's "Surrogate Valentine," "Daylight Savings" offers more of the drolly…
A pokey but pleasant romantic drama, "Touch" chronicles the developing attraction between a withdrawn Vietnamese-American manicurist and a working-class Joe in need of clean hands to address his…
The film pays homage to a composer who remains perhaps the most warmly accessible figure in the American musical avant-garde.
"Feature-length dance musicvideo" only begins to capture the delights of "Girl Walk // All Day."