If the 2014 fest circuit were a contest, then Venice emerges the winner, scoring a daring coup with its decision to show Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" in its uncut entirety -- an atom bomb of a…
"Still Alice" shows Alzheimer's from the victim's p.o.v., and suddenly the disease isn't just something sad that happens to other people, but a condition we can relate to firsthand.
It's he sang/she sang as a Gotham couple moving in opposite directions lead us through half a decade of ups and downs in "The Last 5 Years," Jason Robert Brown's beautifully written off-Broadway…
The good lie of "The Good Lie" is that this true story of Sudanese refugees emigrating to America is a Reese Witherspoon movie, when in fact, she doesn't show up until 35 minutes in.
If age is just a state of mind, then "While We're Young" is the best kind of therapy that a fortysomething starting to lose touch with the younger generation could hope for.
At Oxford, there are classes you take and there are classes you are born into, and Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club" is concerned only with the latter -- specifically, a group of 10 elite students who…
Of all the funny ideas in "St. Vincent," Hollywood would have to freeze over before the Catholic Church agreed to canonize the drinking, gambling, cussing old coot Bill Murray plays in Theodore…
The English-language title "40 Love" hints that Stephane Demoustier's misleadingly low-key thriller will eventually steer its way into high-stakes tennis matches, though going in, you'd never guess…
Michel Houellebecq plays a telecom-company wage slave who picks Friday the 13th as the day to end his own life, then spends three nights wandering alone near his home before deciding whether to go…
A fairy tale for "Dogtooth" enthusiasts, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's "Goodnight Mommy" takes place in an austere, isolated Austrian home, where twin boys begin to suspect that something is…