JUSTIN CHANG “Birdman” Even when his choice of material has been suspect, Alejandro G. (formerly Gonzalez) Inarritu has never given us reason to doubt him as one of the most purely gifted filmmakers…
Telluride Film Festival
Although it's hardly the first issue-driven documentary bent on exposing the corrupt practices and outright lies perpetuated by multinational businesses, "Merchants of Doubt" distinguishes itself in…
JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific — though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie…
As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it…
Although worlds away from the deadpan sci-fi whimsy of her 2009 debut, "Cold Souls," director Sophie Barthes' subdued take on "Madame Bovary" similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm.
A Canadian surfer finds himself in the deadliest closeout of his life in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," which imagines that downfall of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar as seen through the eyes of a…
The “Birdman” awards buzz grew louder Saturday night at the Telluride Film Fest, as a packed screening confirmed that the film has potential for across-the-board kudos attention. Praise for the Fox…
The great classical pianist Seymour Bernstein is as graceful a speaker as he is a musician, and his voice rings out with wondrous depth and clarity in "Seymour: An Introduction."
Nothing is encrypted in "The Imitation Game," a veddy British biopic of prodigal mathematician and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing.
The Los Angeles Police Department's famed motto, "to protect and to serve," has rarely sounded as hollow as it does during Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper."
“The Imitation Game” is clearly an awards contender: Complex, impeccably executed and unique. The film’s offbeat approach to an oddball character will be its greatest strength — and its challenge. A…