Not everyone will be entertained by Rick Alverson's "Entertainment," a dark, weird odyssey through a soulless American nowhere, with perhaps the world's most abrasively unfunny insult comic as our…
The sudden loss of one parent and the looming death of another set the stage for "James White," a stripped-bare family drama that marks the feature directing debut of indie producer Josh Mond.
"Sometimes I sound like gravel and sometimes I sound like coffee and cream," Nina Simone remarks of her signature husky tenor at one point in Liz Garbus' documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?"
To pinpoint the appeal of British B-movie bruiser Jason Statham, one need look no further than the place where the ball of Statham's foot, the crown of his head, or the bend of his elbow makes…
Life is a bombed-out, soul-depleting cabaret in Christian Petzold's "Phoenix," a haunting portrait of identity and loss in post-WWII Berlin.
The defining moment of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" plays out twice onscreen and countless more times in the mind of the movie's central character, the late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle…
The ectoplasmic bitch is back, but Harry Potter is nowhere to be found in "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death."
One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. Despite stellar reviews, even festival darlings…
It was a year of many tortured geniuses onscreen — Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, J.M.W. Turner, Brian Wilson — and behind the scenes, where directors like Bong Joon-ho, James Gray and Paul Schrader…
“What are we talking about? I’m lost,” says Paul Thomas Anderson midway through a lunch interview, as he runs a hand quizzically through his unkempt brown hair. It's a reminder that a conversation…