The Los Angeles Police Department's famed motto, "to protect and to serve," has rarely sounded as hollow as it does during Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper."
An actor prepares…to face the final curtain of his career in "The Humbling," director Barry Levinson's free-form adaptation of Philip Roth's penultimate novel, about a legendary star of stage and…
The times may have changed, but the heroin subculture of New York’s Upper West Side remains largely the same to judge by Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Heaven Knows What.”
The punishing ordeal of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in "Rosewater."
Recently taking stock of his career, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu began to wonder if he might have gotten stuck in a creative rut of his own making. "It was like I was on a ladder, and I was getting a…
Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau.
The religion of high-school football commingles with old-fashioned religion in "When the Game Stands Tall," an inspirational sports drama long on sermonizing and short on gridiron thrills.
The restless spirits of Portugal's post-colonial underclass stumble dazedly though the wilds of "Horse Money," director Pedro Costa's latest bulletin from the Lisbon slum known as Fontainhas.
Menahem Golan, who died Aug. 8 at age 85, loved movies, perhaps too much. At its height, Cannon Films — the Hollywood studio Golan ran with his cousin, Yoram Globus — was releasing nearly one film…
Sameness, the conformist plague that afflicts the futuristic citizens of Lois Lowry's celebrated and scorned YA novel, "The Giver," might also be the name given to what ails the movie adaptation.