A bracingly distinctive turn on those well-worn themes chronicling a group of adolescent girls' hormonally restless summer during a wave of murders in their West Zone neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
A solid if not quite memorable entry in the ever-expanding canon of survivalist undead cinema.
This spare, straightforward observation of a disappearing way of life will appeal to fans of enigmatic, lyrical docus like the recent "Rich Hill" or Frederick Wiseman's oeuvre.
Writer-director Carson Mell's microbudget debut feature finds a family's vacation home beset by spirits, only to discover the professional exorcist they hire is even harder to get rid of.
Like Musa Syeed's prior "Valley of Saints," this slice-of-life miniature trades in effective mostly non-pro performances, low-key drama and empathy toward cultural outsiders.
A humble Madison, Wisconsin studio that recorded some of the most trailblazing indie rock of the 1980s and '90s is commemorated in "The Smart Studios Story."
A handful of West Coast surfers and flower children took extraordinary risks bringing psychedelic substances to the people in mass quantities, their goal being a "revolution" of lysergic…
Writer-director Dennis Hauck's first feature is a supremely self-conscious genre exercise in which character and emotional depth don't seem to be on the very meta menu.
Neither very plausible or scary, this found-footage exercise is nonetheless entertaining enough for a spell, and clearly not intended to be taken too seriously.
A crisp encapsulation of Noam Chomsky's thoughts on where corporate political influence and expanding economic equality are taking our nation as a whole — in a handbasket or otherwise.
Though Tripp Rhame's Georgia-shot debut feature goes over the top in the last lap, and sports plenty of logic gaps, there's enough atmosphere and boo scares here to satisfy the average genre fan.