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.
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…