Rarely has a performer striven so concertedly to shed any trace of his/her comedy roots as Sarah Silverman does over the course of "I Smile Back."
The controversial social psychologist Stanley Milgram gets a bio-pic as polymorphous as one of his own famed research studies in "Experimenter," a highly formal, always fascinating movie from…
Old-fashioned cowboys and lawmen still ride the range along the banks of the Rio Grande in "Western," the third feature-length documentary by the brothers Turner and Bill Ross.
Midway through Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's "Mistress America," the movie arrives at a long, zany set piece so inspired and brilliantly sustained that it alone would be worth the price of…
Save for a pesky snake problem, the Garden of Eden had a lot going for it, including lush greenery, a farm-to-table diet and a perfect male-female ratio.
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…