James Franco's ongoing game of sexual-identity peekaboo gets its most provocative jolt yet from "I Am Michael," a remarkably even-handed account of outspoken gay-rights journalist Michael Glatze's…
Truth is strange, but hardly any more interesting than fiction in "True Story," a perplexingly serious new collaboration for James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Nikole Beckwith's "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" picks up where most kidnapping thrillers leave off: the moment the victim is returned home to her parents.
Raised in a tiny New oeampshire village, population approximately 400, Robert Eggers frequently let his imagination stray to the rural area's occult past — a sensibility that feeds into his…
In the cranky, foul-mouthed tradition of bad grandpas, bad teachers, bad Santas and so forth, "The Bronze" unveils yet another vinegar-spirited comedic antihero: the bad sport.
Imagine your most embarrassing sexual encounter, preferably one that started out on Craigslist, Tinder or a virtual-connection space. Now picture how that cringe-inducing memory might look translated…
Watching movies can be a lot like chess. With enough practice, you start to anticipate the moves, adjusting your defenses so as not to be taken off-guard.
Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year, "Fidelio, Alice's Journey" chronicles a sexually liberated female sailor's voyage of…
It's the morning that the Academy announces its Oscar nominations, and "The Lego Movie" is on the ballot. No surprise, right? Wrong. Thing is, "Lego" landed just one mention — in the song category…
The world's gone blurry in Michael Mann's "Blackhat," a surprisingly inelegant, yet breathlessly up-to-the-minute thriller in which the FBI recruits an incarcerated hacker to help thwart an…