Despite some bumpy tonal shifts and inconsistencies of characterization, "Hello, My Name Is Doris" impresses as a humanely amusing and occasionally poignant dramedy about a spinsterish office drone…
SXSW Film Festival
Hot on the heels of his riveting Scientology takedown "Going Clear," the ever-prolific Alex Gibney calls the much farther-reaching cult of Apple into question with "Steve Jobs: The Man in the…
Two young Muslim men balance their romantic attraction to each other with life in post-9/11 Brooklyn in "Naz & Maalik."
Having explored an illicit affair between a high-school instructor and student in "A Teacher," writer-director Hannah Fidell focuses on a doomed relationship of a rather more banal (if…
Well timed in light of the unveiling of the Apple Watch, the sophomore feature "Creative Control" reps a big step forward for its cowriter-director, Benjamin Dickinson, following his promising "First…
A flattering, entertaining and (natch) funny portrait of a comic talent remaking himself from pop-tart celebrity to (still funny) political commentator-slash-agitator.
While "Uncle Kent 2" ekes out a few funny moments over its brief running time, the movie is far less formally accomplished than Richard Kelly's similar end-of-the-world chronicles — or even the…
A documentary celebration of the Roland TR-808 drum machine — arguably the most seminal individual instrument to come along since the Fender Stratocaster — Alexander Dunn's "808" attempts to bolster…
A brother and sister cursed with special powers live in a rural farmhouse encircled by a tall, impenetrable wall in the enticingly conceptual North Carolina-based indie "One & Two."
South by Southwest will host gala premieres next month of Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy,” Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart starrer “Get Hard,” Brian Wilson biopic “Love and Mercy” and Alex Gibney’s documentary…
A passion project more than a decade in the making for director Vincent Grashaw, this uneven indie straddles somewhere between indignant expose and unusually tasteful exploitation pic.