In the opening scene of Berlin best director winner "Things to Come," Isabelle Huppert asks her students to consider the question, "Can we put ourselves in the place of another?"
Halfway into the massive Berlin lineup, Variety pundits (mostly) impressed so far with quality offerings from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Andre Techine.
"My gaze was being so constantly serviced," observed my fellow critic Catherine Bray, giddy with delight after seeing "Magic Mike XXL," the amped-up, dressed-down follow-up to Steven Soderbergh’s…
Hard to believe it's been 22 years since "Jurassic Park." If that fact alone doesn't make you feel old, now there's "Jurassic World" to make those of us ancient enough to remember — and admire — the…
Jean-Luc Godard might well appreciate the irony that his form-busting use of 3D in "Goodbye to Language" — the very element that has made this by far his most passionately embraced work in years — is…
Until such time as someone establishes a chance to watch movies on the moon, the Reykjavik Intl. Film Festival looks to be the next best thing.
If the 2014 fest circuit were a contest, then Venice emerges the winner, scoring a daring coup with its decision to show Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" in its uncut entirety — an atom bomb of a…
Amid this unusually busy season for faith-based cinema, the arrival of one of the year's more prominent anti-faith movies should not go unnoticed.
There are crucial similarities between these two movies — and not just because they center around massive, fast-moving mechanical vehicles that reveal themselves to be, ahem, more than meets the…
To say that our top three critics don’t always see eye-to-eye would be an understatement, but they can all agree on at least one thing: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is one of Wes Anderson’s best…
If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales, the results should always turn out to be as interesting as "Maleficent."