"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.
The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle…
A satisfyingly tense and atmospheric haunted-apartment thriller set in 1988 Tehran during the terrifying final days of the Iran-Iraq War.
Chad Hartigan's "This Is Martin Bonner" (2013) established him as a subtle, original filmmaking voice attuned to stories of uprooting and dislocation, and he wrings a more accessible and no less…
If someone decided to play last year's wrenching terminal-illness drama "James White" for laughs as well as tears, the results might be as wincingly uneven as "Other People."
The spectacular visual displays of the Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang lend an undeniably cinematic razzle-dazzle to "Sky Ladder."
Emotionally, dramatically and perhaps most of all visually (it's worth seeing in 3D), this delightful trilogy capper is almost as generously proportioned as its cuddly warrior hero.
Here are seven silver linings from this morning's announcement — those happy little surprises, or semi-surprises, that brought a smile to this critic's face.
Michael Bay's noisy, nerve-frying drama about the widely contested 2012 terrorist attacks that claimed four American lives in Benghazi, Libya.