It's to the credit of "The Wound," a stark, stirring variation on the form from a little-filmed corner of South Africa, that it should prompt at least one outright gasp as it details the fallout of…
Her film may have far too many weighty matters on its mind to leave much room for petty resentments, but one wonders if writer-director Maggie Betts isn't the teeniest bit annoyed that a certain…
You needn't wait for a long list of executive producers in the closing credits to detect the presence of David Gordon Green hanging over "Dayveon."
Not everyone subscribes to the hoary old maxim that school days are the best of your life, but even for those who do, along comes "In Loco Parentis" to prove that they could have been better.
There was a time, way back in the mists of the 20th century, when you wouldn't have looked to the BAFTAs to confirm any predictions you had about the upcoming Academy Awards.
Back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, a colleague was gushing — as was pretty much everyone, this critic included — about Isabelle Huppert's ice-cool, high-wire tour de force as a rape victim with…
10 Directors to Watch: William Oldroyd Defies Teacup-Rattling Period Conventions With ‘Lady Macbeth’
"I wanted to make an anti-bonnet period drama," acclaimed U.K. theater director Oldroyd says mirthfully of his first feature, "Lady Macbeth," a starkly sensual adaptation of Russian author Nikolai…
Octavia Spencer on ‘Hidden Figures,’ Diversity in Hollywood and a Post-Election Call to Action (Q&A)
So interdependent — and yet utterly distinct — are the three principal players in "Hidden Figures" that it wasn't immediately apparent which would be singled out by major awards groups for…
The London Film Critics' Circle announced the nominees for their annual awards this afternoon, with two very different films leading the pack.
Critics' pet "Toni Erdmann" made the grade, but the Academy's omission of French firestarter "Elle," among others, has ruffled critical feathers.
Grief is an emotional trial without shape or structure. Certain self-help books may speak tidily of its stages, but the mourning process can be as long as a piece of string, and no less prone to…