On Aug. 3, 2012, standup comedian Tig Notaro scrapped the set she was planning to deliver at Los Angeles' Largo theater and instead tried something more personal. "Hello, I have cancer," she told the…
Maybe it wasn't such a great idea for Kevin Bacon's corrupt small-town sheriff to leave the keys inside his unlocked patrol car. And maybe he should have thought twice before tossing his gunbelt in…
When the cops don't show enough interest in a drive-by shooting, a pair of grieving mothers take matters into their own hands in "Lila and Eve," a vigilante thriller with a twist.
PETER DEBRUGE: Here we are, approaching the end of the Sundance Film Festival, and let me just say, having spent the last year attending festivals abroad, I miss American independent cinema, far too…
A 1950s American immigrant story told as if it took place a half-century earlier, "Brooklyn" unfolds almost like a prim Victorian novel, presenting a young Irish woman, nobly brought to life by…
Let's say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life?
Anyone who buys a ticket to a film called "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" goes in fully expecting to cry. It's sort of a given. The surprise, then, is the laughter: the near-constant stream of wise…
In what could almost be a Fort Greene, Brooklyn-based variation on Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series, a trio of new bohemians are trying to get pregnant while fending off the distractions…
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.