Truth springs from the title and trickles down into every pore of "Love Is Strange," an uncompromising yet accessible slice-of-life expression from Ira Sachs, one of the most perceptive and personal…
Kat Candler's debut doesn't add much in the way of insight to the juvenile delinquency genre, but boasts a stunning breakthrough performance from newcomer Josh Wiggins as the troublemaker in…
A faceless Michael Fassbender stars in this weird and wonderful musical comedy from director Lenny Abrahamson.
Miles Teller drums his heart out — and then some — in writer-director Damien Chazelle's stellar career-starter.
With films like “Dancer in the Dark,” “Dogville” and “Antichrist,” Danish provocateur Lars von Trier has long established himself as one of our most divisive filmmakers. Consider our surprise, then…
It's not that Sundance festival director John Cooper wasn't always a "movie guy." It's just that, prior to joining the staff 25 years ago, he had dedicated most of his creative energy to the stage…
Computer-animated critters have been coveting nuts since at least the Ice Age, which means squirrely Surly, star of "The Nut Job," descends from a proud, if exasperated tradition of animated acorn…
Is Your Computer a ‘Him’ or ‘Her’? — and Other Questions Raised by Spike Jonze’s Speculative Romance
Not enough has been said about the title of Spike Jonze's "Her" — not its e.e.-cutesy tendency not to capitalize, but rather, the choice of a female pronoun to describe the object of Joaquin…
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has drawn mixed reviews — even among the Variety critics.
Keanu Reeves is the draw but not the star of this visually dazzling but thoroughly bogus update of one of Japan's greatest legends.
Constant reptile repartee marks a major departure from "Walking With Dinosaurs'" earlier incarnation as a BBC nature series, in which kids sat transfixed as a distinguished British narrator described…