A potent look at civil war in Sudan, "Madina's Dream" provides eyewitness reportage of an ongoing, lesser-sung African regional/ethnic conflict.
SXSW Film Festival
With equal measures of bemusement and amazement, co-directors David T. Friendly and Mick Partridge zip around the world to examine a shoe-centric subculture in "Sneakerheadz," their fleet and fly…
The studios had a strong showing at SXSW this year, as evidenced by the high-profile premieres of “Trainwreck” and “Spy,” as well as a secret screening of Paul Walker’s final performance in “Furious…
A cracked romantic comedy depicting a one-night-stand turned all-night-standoff, "Night Owls" gives new meaning to the studiospeak phrase "execution-dependent." Navigating a sharp tonal shift…
If writer-director Patrick Wang hadn't already made a fine, little-seen drama a few years ago called "In the Family," the title would have been just as well suited to his sophomore feature, "The…
Up to a certain point in "For Grace," Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski's foodie-centric documentary about a Chicago chef's quest to open and operate the restaurant of his dreams, audiences are likely…
For the truest depiction of how it feels to come of age in the Lone Star state, look no farther than Micah Magee's "Petting Zoo," a piercingly authentic, diamond-in-the-rough debut inspired by its…
A talented Texas Pentacostal clan's attempts to bring their gospel music to a wider audience is the focus of Alan Berg's docu.
An effectively creepy spin on found-footage horror from Brit horror specialist Adam Mason.
An especially fraught Thanksgiving holiday brings a woman's troubled, booze-soaked history into blistering yet compassionate focus in "Krisha," an intimate and unnerving character study that marks a…
This creature feature makes a concerted effort to mimic the style of certain 70s/early 80s supernatural thrillers, particularly Lucio Fulci's 1981 "The House by the Cemetery."