If Alex Ross Perry's previous film, "Listen Up Philip," aspired to the kaleidoscopic narrative density of a John Fowles or William Gaddis, his new "Queen of Earth" carries the spiky intensity and…
A young Mayan woman finds herself at a crossroads between the ancient and modern worlds in "Volacno," a transporting, hypnotically beautiful debut feature from Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante.
Can a filmmaker under house arrest make any more defiant a gesture than by directing a bonafide road movie?
Don't be alarmed: "Chuck Norris vs. Communism" is not a remake of "Invasion U.S.A.," the 1985 Cannon Films schlock extravaganza that pitted the double-barreled action star against hordes of Russian…
Cartwheeling stunt airplanes aren't the only things that soar and plummet in "The Summer of Sangaile," a sensuous and sensitive teen romance in which the real roller-coaster ride is that of turbulent…
Variety’s top film critics have selected their favorite movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which screened over 123 features in its 17th edition. All three of them agree: grand prize and…
A healthy body does not always make for a healthy spirit in Andrew Bujalski's "Results."
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…
Elle Reid, a tart-tongued septuagenarian author who charges through life like a bull in a china shop, is the sort of character Lily Tomlin might have created decades ago and added to her repertoire…
If Chance the Gardner, the TV-educated savant played by Peter Sellers in "Being There," had lived together with his six siblings, it might have looked something like "The Wolfpack."
Though the lid was blown off the Church of Scientology long ago, Alex Gibney's powder-keg documentary, "Going Clear," should certainly rattle the walls, if not shake them to their very foundations.