PETER DEBRUGE: At the studio level, American cinema seems to be in the full throes of a diversity crisis, as moviegoers and the media alike are finally taking Hollywood to task for its lopsidedly…
Ira Sachs' "Little Men" is a little movie brimming with little truths about modern life. It won't change the world, but it does understand it.
As co-founder and former CEO of Focus Features, James Schamus was responsible for releasing some of the most elegant and stylish independent films of the past 15 years.
Tim Sutton's "Dark Night" is at once a glib play on words and a sobering rumination on the mindset of a suburban America simultaneously obsessed with and plagued by gun violence.
Even if "White Girl" weren't inspired by incidents in writer-director Elizabeth Wood's life, it would be a hard pill to swallow.
If there weren't already a film called "World's Greatest Dad," that over-commodified Father's Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic."
In "Goat," there are blood brothers, and then there are fraternity brothers, and the trick is figuring out which ones really have your back.
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.