Imagine "Cast Away" meets "Weekend at Bernie's," as directed by Michel Gondry. The result represents not just independent cinema, but an emerging strand of what might be called "indifferent cinema."
A well-meaning and well-acted, but otherwise clumsily executed parable about second chances, whose damaged-goods pairing of Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss ensures at least a small release.
Blending raw emotion with a rowdy musical sensibility, "Belgica" doubles down on the qualities that made director Felix van Groeningen's "The Broken Circle Breakdown" such an international sensation.
I have a confession to make: I have never watched the Golden Globes.
In the 35 years since Charlie Kaufman graduated NYU film school, Woody Allen has directed 35 big-screen features. With the arrival of the aptly named, exquisitely unique "Anomalisa," Kaufman's count…
A quarter century passed between the home movies Laszlo Nemes made as a teenager and the selection of his feature debut, "Son of Saul," to represent Hungary at the Oscars. "You have to live, and you…
"I didn't have any particular affinity for stop-motion when I started," admits Duke Johnson, who was raised in St. Louis, by a single mother, "a huge classic movie fan" who encouraged her son's…
There are no wild horses in the Oscar-shortlisted "Mustang," just five obstreperous Turkish sisters determined to resist the blind patriarchal efforts to break their spirit and marry them off. At…
Oscar's Foreign-Language Executive Committee Whittles Down 80 Submissions To A Shortlist Of Under 10 Films
The Academy has made its first cull of the foreign-language category — from 80 down to nine — and though critical favorites "The Assassin" and "The Second Mother" didn't make the cut, the shortlisted…
According to Anton Chekhov, if a storyteller hangs a gun in the room from the outset, by the end, it absolutely must go off. Put it in the title, and there are even bigger promises to be kept.
1. "Son of Saul." Earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, Chaz Ebert hosted a panel in which she invited experts to interpret a line from Roger's memoir, "Life Itself": What did her late…