Netflix — dipping into the indie film world again — has acquired “The OA,” an hour-long drama series from thesp-scribe-producer Brit Marling and director-writer-producer Zal Batmanglij, who…
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. After Earth Distributor: Sony The last time M. Night Shyamalan tried his…
Fox Searchlight's “The East” takes on Wall Street, and at the May 20 premiere in Gotham, the cast and creatives were also unafraid of criticizing that bastion of greed gone wild. “The whole idea…
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The second picture in Zal Batmanglij's fascinating collaboration with producer-writer-star Brit Marling, this clever, involving spy drama builds to a terrific level of intrigue before losing some…
Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight," Michael Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche," Park Chan-wook's "Stoker" and first-timer Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon's…
"Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Keep the Lights On" were nominated for top feature for the 28th Film Independent Spirit Awards.
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