SXSW Film opened with the world premiere of "Everybody Wants Some" on Friday night, complete with mud wrestling, booze and disco. That was just onscreen at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, but the…
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
“The Big Short” has seen a last-minute surge of optimism from awards season experts on the Gold Derby site. Going into nominations Thursday, the Adam McKay and Charles Randolph script about the…
An atmosphere of troubling apprehension suffuses the rural locale of "In Her Place" thanks to a script of discreet probity that gives equal, nonjudgmental weight to the three female protags.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Multiple awards will generate interest in Shawkat Amin Korki's dark tale of a director and producer battling the odds to make a feature about Saddam Hussein's Al Anfal massacre against the Kurds.
There's so much good in the first half of "The Man from Oran" that the unfortunate slide into meller territory disappoints but doesn't wipe away the trenchant cynicism that comes before.
Long fascinated by indigenous Huichol culture, noted Mexican docu/features helmer Nicolas Echevarria turns his artistically sensitive, respectful eye to master muralist Santos de la Torre.
Upbeat yet realistic docu about Morocco's Cirque Shems'y, a big top outfit with school attached catering to the country's underprivileged youth.
A straightforward, absorbing docu that follows a group of Syrian refugee women performing an adapted version of Euripides' "The Trojan Women" which incorporates their own stories.
"Dior and I" follows Raf Simons as he launches his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior, proving that the art of design, like all art, is more about vision than price-tag.
"Iraqi Odyssey" charts the vicissitudes of Iraq's troubled history via one clan's personal take on the last century, and while the 3D feels superfluous, the docu offers a multi-dimensional look at a…
Only the tragically absurd Israeli-Palestinian situation could transform the simple act of milking cows into a perceived threat to national security, yet that's the amazing story of Paul Cowan and…