Neatly balancing absurdism and bittersweet reality, this offbeat German angle on alcoholism has a key fantasy aspect that takes some time revealing itself.
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This artificial chamber piece recalls those European art films of yore in which high-strung aristocratic and artistic types went through "I love you! I hate you! I love you!" histrionics without much…
Beguiling indie "Driftwood," which won the jury's Narrative Feature Award at Slamdance, treats a fantastical theme in utterly matter-of-fact, pragmatic terms.
Laugh quotient will depend primarily on viewer's reaction to Flula Borg, a YouTube star whose Hans & Franz/Wild & Crazy Guy schtick here stretches pretty thin over nearly 80 minutes.
Angela Boatwright's first documentary feature is a bracing look at a thriving underground of punk bands and backyard-party concerts virtually unknown outside L.A.'s Latino communities.
The fascinating phenomenon of "furries," or people who don anthropomorphic full-body costumes for role-playing purposes, gets some — but not much — light shed on it in "Fursonas."
"How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town" emerges as surprisingly tame fluff, a modestly amusing trifle scarcely saucier than those wink-wink naughty farces that were staples of the '70s dinner-theater…
Every year in late January, Pete Baxter and his team get ready for their Park City bash and 2016 looks to be another exciting year for the exuberant programmers of the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival…
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled jury members for its feature film competition programs for its 22nd edition during Jan. 22-28, Variety has learned. Notable members include Steve Yu, director…
The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled 20 titles for its narrative and documentary feature film competition programs for its 22nd edition during Jan. 22-28, Variety has learned. The festival…
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.