PETER DEBRUGE: Here we are, approaching the end of the Sundance Film Festival, and let me just say, having spent the last year attending festivals abroad, I miss American independent cinema, far too…
A 1950s American immigrant story told as if it took place a half-century earlier, "Brooklyn" unfolds almost like a prim Victorian novel, presenting a young Irish woman, nobly brought to life by…
Let's say you discover a time machine in your basement. Would you use it to go back and stop Hitler, or would you instead make tiny jumps to tweak the quality of your own life?
Anyone who buys a ticket to a film called "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" goes in fully expecting to cry. It's sort of a given. The surprise, then, is the laughter: the near-constant stream of wise…
In what could almost be a Fort Greene, Brooklyn-based variation on Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series, a trio of new bohemians are trying to get pregnant while fending off the distractions…
James Franco's ongoing game of sexual-identity peekaboo gets its most provocative jolt yet from "I Am Michael," a remarkably even-handed account of outspoken gay-rights journalist Michael Glatze's…
Truth is strange, but hardly any more interesting than fiction in "True Story," a perplexingly serious new collaboration for James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Nikole Beckwith's "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" picks up where most kidnapping thrillers leave off: the moment the victim is returned home to her parents.
Raised in a tiny New Hampshire village, population approximately 400, Robert Eggers frequently let his imagination stray to the rural area's occult past — a sensibility that feeds into his…
In the cranky, foul-mouthed tradition of bad grandpas, bad teachers, bad Santas and so forth, "The Bronze" unveils yet another vinegar-spirited comedic antihero: the bad sport.
Imagine your most embarrassing sexual encounter, preferably one that started out on Craigslist, Tinder or a virtual-connection space. Now picture how that cringe-inducing memory might look translated…