With faith-based filmmaking confidently on the rise in the U.S., a counter-movement of similarly independent agnostic cinema seems a debate-stoking inevitability.
Terence Davies is the first to admit that he is, to put it bluntly, out of touch. "I don’t understand the modern world," he says cheerfully, his mellifluous vowels crackling down the phone from…
If crotchety upper-class vagrant Mary Shepherd hadn't turned up on the North London doorstep of celebrated playwright Alan Bennett, he might have had to make her up.
A Tsai is just a sigh in "Afternoon," a dallying, mildly disarming filmed tete-a-tete between Tsai Ming-liang and his beloved leading man Lee Kang-sheng.
You can, to adjust a phrase, see the forest for the trees in "Go With Me" — if only because mist-shrouded woodland scenery is about the only distinguished feature of Daniel Alfredson's turgid…
Looking, not touching, is the act of choice for a sexually wary gay man in "From Afar," and his hands-off approach is shared by the expert storytelling in Venezuelan helmer Lorenzo Vigas' pristinely…
Atom Egoyan's ongoing search for his own best form makes no real breakthrough in "Remember," a state-hopping Nazi-hunt mystery that puts a creditably sincere spin on material that is silly at best.
There's a lot of life but a comparative dearth of humanity in "11 Minutes," a buzzing, hurtling, too-fast-to-think thriller that scarcely makes sense of one of its numerous cross-woven…
Acolytes of Brian De Palma's flavorful, flamboyant filmography hardly need reminding of his acrobatic ability as a visual storyteller; what they'll learn from "De Palma" is that in front of the…
"Which one?" is the obvious question prompted by the title in "The Childhood of a Leader," a overweening, maddening but not inconsiderable directorial debut for actor Brady Corbet, which plays as…
Oliver Hermanus has a gift for telling stories through faces — complex arcs of hurt, guilt and longing silently emergent in the expressions of protagonists and bit players alike, and patiently…