"We have to let go of judgment," a young Barack Obama tells a group of frustrated community organizers, encouraging them to place themselves in the shoes of those they're up against.
"Newtown," Kim A. Snyder's documentary on the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, is not an explicitly political film.
The stunningly appointed "Empire The Musical," world premiering at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (and no relation to the hit Fox series), gains strength from the entire company's shared…
On the face of it, "Sand Storm" presents a familiar feminist tale of a teenaged girl trapped between her desire to control her destiny and the constraints of her traditional family.
Even if "White Girl" weren't inspired by incidents in writer-director Elizabeth Wood's life, it would be a hard pill to swallow.
Everyone knows how Christine Chubbuck's story ends; why it ended that way is another question altogether, and one even a film as astute and exquisitely considered as Antonio Campos' "Christine" can't…
With his love of fine clothes and finer diction, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Jane Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of…
Misanthropy runs in the family in "Trash Fire," an aggressively unpleasant black comedy with modest horror flourishes from director Richard Bates Jr.
If there weren't already a film called "World's Greatest Dad," that over-commodified Father's Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic."
An alternately playful and unsettling 10-part essay on how the Internet continues to evolve and encroach on all avenues of society and consciousness.
Comparisons can be drawn to John Waters and Harmony Korine, among others, but they do not flatter "Strangler."