The risk-taking confidence with which Dunn weaves in sardonic magical-realist elements, not to mention the film's unpredictable yet assured approaches to style and tone, make for an auspicious debut.
Palm Springs Film Festival
"Miss Sharon Jones?" Though the actual title for the soul singer's soul-bearing docu-portrait ends with an emphatic, life-affirming exclamation point, audiences could be forgiven for phrasing it as a…
An estranged father and son are forced to interact at a Burning Man-like counterculture festival in "Paradise Trips."
There's an element of glam soap opera to Fina Torres' version of Jane Chambers' "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove," but this handsome romantic drama is a crowdpleaser.
The sins of the father come home to roost — at times a little drowsily — in "The Judgment," a solemn, sincere slab of Eastern European domestic miserablism.
Andrew Steggall's debut feature "Departure" shows considerable promise with the sensitivity of its emotional and aesthetic palette, but eventually those qualities curdle into affectation.
Not far-flung from the fate-controlled, aggressively quirky cinematic universe of fellow Belgian Jaco Van Dormael, Xavier Seron's debut narrative feature nonetheless eventually arrives at its own…
The Palm Springs Film Festival began rounding off its 11-day run with its annual awards luncheon held Saturday afternoon at Spencer's at the Mountain. The Fipresci Prize for Best Foreign Language…
Honorees at the Palm Springs Film Festival gala were campaigning and practicing their awards speeches Saturday night. Chairman of the Board recipient Matt Damon suggested his “The Martian” director…
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has selected “The Big Short” as the winner of its ensemble performance award. Christian Bale, Steve Carell and director Adam McKay will be present to…
In the 35 years since Charlie Kaufman graduated NYU film school, Woody Allen has directed 35 big-screen features. With the arrival of the aptly named, exquisitely unique "Anomalisa," Kaufman's count…