If there's such a thing as poker-faced exuberance, you can feel it in every loving, teasing frame of Joel and Ethan Coen's "Hail, Caesar!"
JUSTIN CHANG: Well, I called it. Then again, who didn't? Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" cemented its standing as the sensation of Sundance 2016 by winning the grand jury prize and audience…
Hope and horror are commingled to quietly moving effect in "Agnus Dei," a restrained but cumulatively powerful French-Polish drama about the various crises of faith that emerge when a house of God is…
"The Birth of a Nation," writer-director-star Nate Parker's stirring drama about the life of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion he led in antebellum Virginia, won the grand jury prize and the…
PETER DEBRUGE: At the studio level, American cinema seems to be in the full throes of a diversity crisis, as moviegoers and the media alike are finally taking Hollywood to task for its lopsidedly…
It speaks to his ambition that the writer, director, producer and actor Nate Parker chose to title his slavery drama "The Birth of a Nation," though the film would be a significant achievement by any…
Conceived in the same delicate minor key as her earlier films ("In Between Days," "Treeless Mountain" and "For Ellen"), So Yong Kim's fourth feature dances nervously but gracefully around a love that…
A strenuously wacky helping of see-what-sticks juvenilia that finds the director continuing the "True North Trilogy" he began with 2013's rather more endurable "Tusk."
"We have to let go of judgment," a young Barack Obama tells a group of frustrated community organizers, encouraging them to place themselves in the shoes of those they're up against.
With his love of fine clothes and finer diction, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Jane Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of…
An alternately playful and unsettling 10-part essay on how the Internet continues to evolve and encroach on all avenues of society and consciousness.