Low-key first feature for Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag — like their heroine, U.S.-based Turkish expats — is ultimately rewarding in its climactic confrontations and attractive packaging.
Slamdance Film Festival
In its first foray into a distribution partnership, the Slamdance Film Festival is teaming with the ArcLight Cinemas theater in Hollywood to screen two films per month from this year’s festival. The…
A deftly constructed, consistently engrossing and frequently flat-out-hilarious account of a controversial sporting event with geopolitical implications, "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang"…
Uninspired thriller "Body" finds a trio of young women panicking when their pranksome holiday hijinks result in an accidental death.
Ryan Wise's docu pays bemusedly affectionate tribute to a no longer quite-so-buff rock god still doggedly pursuing stardom at age 60.
If the organizers of the Slamdance Film Festival wanted to capitalize on the current industry zeitgeist, they couldn't have done much better than programming documentary "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in…
The 21st Slamdance Film Festival has selected jury members for its documentary, narrative and shorts competitions at the festival, which runs Jan. 23-29. Narrative feature jury members: Richard…
The Slamdance Film Festival has selected James Franco’s drama “Yosemite” as its closing-night film on Jan. 29. Franco, who produced through his Rabbit Bandini company, will attend the world premiere…
Lisa Raven's first feature in nearly two decades is an effective miniature of pioneer life.
Focusing on the oyster fisherman of a small, largely African-American community, "Vanishing Pearls" traces a struggle against oppression and exploitation that culminates in the disastrous 2010 BP oil…
"Elliot" won the jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance, although at times you might suspect you're watching a mockumentary — and an only moderately amusing one, at that.