Competition is stiff for the title of cinema's most violently harrowing prison drama, and tougher still for the all-time most pummeling boxing movie.
"Mammas, don't let your babies grown up to be cowboys," crooned Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in the 1970s, and to go by the heartsore heartland portrait painted by Chloé Zhao's "The Rider," it…
What does it take to fight a pandemic? Knowledge, courage and resilience, certainly, but also rough-and-tumble argument, a range of friendships both consoling and abrasive, a healthy sense of gallows…
With the presence of Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, this polished semi-sequel to "Mediterranea" — which extends the narratives of certain characters from that film, but is otherwise a…
Custody of a white horse is one of several bones of contention between Bulgarian locals and visiting German laborers in Valeska Grisebach's "Western," a dispute that takes on the most classic…
"Like in a tacky bedroom farce?" a middle-aged lothario asks, bewildered, when an angry lover throws him out midway through "Bright Sunshine In."
"I feel like I'm back in 'Richard III,'" Vanessa Redgrave notes solemnly at one point in her impassioned refugee-crisis documentary "Sea Sorrow."
Though he’s a New York City native, Sean Baker’s last two films — 2012’s "Starlet" and 2015’s groundbreaking, iPhone-shot transgender comedy "Tangerine" — were quintessentially Californian life…
With A-list auteurs from Haneke to Haynes in contention this year, critics are salivating; awards pundits, however, are scratching their heads.
"No alcohol was consumed during the making of this film," quip the closing credits of "Whisky Galore!"
As the Hollywood casting search for a new, rebooted Lisbeth Salander starts up again, spare a thought for poor Noomi Rapace.