With alternative modes of production reshaping the definition of "mainstream" well beyond the reach of studio cinema, it can be difficult for independent cinema to maintain its, well, independence…
If ever a film had no need for an in-title assertion of its fact-based nature, it's British war pic "Kajaki: The True Story": Few screenwriters would devise a battlefield scenario quite this spare…
Long the subject of international uproar but comparatively little analysis, the quasi-Kafkaesque administration holding Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's corrupt dictatorship in place finally gets…
"No bears were harmed in the making of this film," boast the closing credits of "Paddington" — and happily, that promise extends to Michael Bond's ursine literary creation.
"The Look of Silence," U.S. docmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated critical favorite "The Act of Killing," continues to look a likely awards magnet after taking top honors at…
It's an overused line in celebrity journalism that the most challenging role any actor faces in their career is that of him or herself — a public persona often no less constructed than any character…
A screenwriter has to be mightily confident in his script to christen it "The Rewrite," a title that begs jaded critics to suggest it may have needed another pass or two.
Two feature-worthy stories compete for space in "1989," a compelling account of Hungary's quiet but crucial role in the fall of the Iron Curtain.
The exclamation point that went AWOL from the second installment of Debbie Isitt's "Nativity!" franchise returns in grammatically dubious fashion for the brazenly titled "Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My…
Almost nobody is having a blast in, well, "A Blast," and that statement can probably be extended to viewers of Syllas Tzoumerkas' aggressively agitated sophomore feature.
There are more synthetic fibers than you can shake a stick — or a lit match — at in "Speed Walking," but a pure heart beats beneath the gaudy '70s surface of Danish director Niels Arden Oplev's…