No American actor has ever been cast in the role of James Bond. But given how often British actors are now hired to play Americans (do most audiences even know that performers from Carey Mulligan to…
The rare horror sequel made with considerably more wit, craft, and imagination than its predecessor, "Ouija: Origin of Evil" feels less like the continuation of a budding franchise than an apology…
There's a reason why “Fame,” the 1980 dancing-in-the-streets teen schlock opera, is fondly remembered. It had one of those timeless guilty-pleasure theme songs, and it touched a generation newly…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
There's something a little sad about watching the ever-wooden Reeves and numb-looking Zellweger (convincing as a rich man's frail, if resourceful wife) settle for such shallow work.
Unless you count the hot-blooded "Black Orpheus" (for which the Academy honored French director Marcel Camus in 1959), Brazil has never won the Oscar for best foreign language film. Factor in the…
Overall, the film provides a counterweight to our xenophobic times, proving that human beings are more alike than un-alike and that poetry can be relevant across millennia.
A slender, artfully shot, loosely structured documentary that captures moments in the lives of seven mostly middle-class New York City girls as they blossom over a three-year period.
Two women on parallel tracks struggle to make full lives for themselves in this well-meaning yet not quite believable drama.
Adriana Barraza gives a strong performance as a benumbed bureaucrat, representative of a society that makes its women feel disassociated from civil society.
Early in "Kedi," Ceyda Torun's splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul, a human inhabitant of the city notes: "Dogs think people are…
A rousing, impassioned study of the challenges and rewards of peace activism in Cuba, "13 Million Voices" might best be described as a finished film about a work in progress.