Pascal Tessaud's debut feature is less interested in narrative than in showcasing a semi-underground culture and a lot of talent on the mic.
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This arresting seriocomedy deftly walks a tightrope between the droll and tense, over a gaping pit of crazy.
Shot in striking high-contrast, widescreen B&W, this mysterious narrative is nonetheless all grey zones in terms of moral and logistical meaning.
Hectic, unsubtle, borderline cartoonish.
The status of songbirds worldwide provides another barometer for measuring unsettling ecological changes in "The Messenger."
A handsome but woefully cluttered thriller involving Allied subterfuge of a Nazi-controlled mine in rural 1944 Spain.
Approaching 30 with no great pleasure, Alice (Emily VanCamp) is a native Manhattanite whose life looks glamorous and privileged from the outside, but frustrates her on nearly every front.
This middleweight tale with lots of classical music provides a good dose of inspirational uplift without ever seeming to reach for it in the obvious, expected ways.
The vibe may be laid back. But the buzz is full on. As the Mill Valley Film Festival enters its 38th year, it's becoming increasingly recognized as an awards season platform.
Hollywood's new "it girl" may be more collective than individual. From "The Danish Girl" on opening night to "Suffragette" as its close, women's themes stand front and center at the upcoming Mill…
The lineup of screenings and events for the Mill Valley Film Festival’s 38th year has been announced, with a heavy contingent of films likely to figure in the awards season. The Northern California…