An elaborate behavioral simulation spirals shockingly out of control — and to a lesser degree, so does the movie — in "The Stanford Prison Experiment," a grimly staged dramatic reconstruction of…
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Focus World and Screen Media Films have acquired U.S. rights to Kodi Smit-McPhee’s ornithology comedy “A Birder’s Guide to Everything” four months after its Tribeca debut. The companies will release…
Dear Outfest: When the after-party is held in a parking lot, food trucks would not only be an inspired catering move, they also would be practical. Instead, attendees of the fest’s Thursday opening…
The 39th Seattle Film Fest awarded prizes Sunday including Penny Lane’s “Our Nixon” for best doc and “C.O.G.,” adapted from a David Sedaris essay, for best new American film. The best new director…
PETER DEBRUGE: On the opening night of Sundance, festival director John Cooper reminded crowds that this was the place where “Beast of the Southern Wild” was born, suggesting that if we only looked…
Kyle Patrick Alvarez steers auds to some gloriously uncomfortable places in this first adaptation of David Sedaris' work.
Films devoted to exploring the myriad forms of human sexuality have an unusually prominent place in the 2013 Sundance program, festival director John Cooper noted as he unveiled the fest's…
Film Independent announced the 19 filmmakers and nine projects for its 10th annual Fast Track program at the L.A. Film Festival on Monday.
Three years of funding from the U.K. Film Council to raise fest's profile is over and the future is opaque.
He'd been in Los Angeles a year and was working as an assistant to Warren Beatty when Alvarez gave notice, knowing he wanted to focus on trying to get a film made independently.