There are certain documentaries — like, for instance, “O.J.: Made in America” — that heighten and clarify the past in a way that can shed revelatory light upon the present. That's the sort of movie…
It's to the credit of "The Wound," a stark, stirring variation on the form from a little-filmed corner of South Africa, that it should prompt at least one outright gasp as it details the fallout of…
Like its ridiculously clumsy title, "Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!" aims for poetry yet manages only an odd mix of magical realism with artificial Lynchian touches.
After crafting 2014's delightful, original "The One I Love," director Charlie McDowell and scenarist Justin Lader have created a less playful speculative fiction as their sophomore feature.
If Sun Tzu were alive today, he'd be on Instagram, and his profile would probably read, "Keep your friends close and your followers closer." Certainly, that advice might apply to social-media…
This simultaneously tricky and straightforward thriller lays down a solid hour of effective buildup in order to up the stakes for a duly hair-raising, prolonged climax.
Most interesting when it ditches its subjects to focus on Cuba's DIY information culture
Every year filmmakers flock to Sundance with deeply personal movies inspired by their lives and experiences. But rarely do those films also fire on all cylinders as fully fleshed-out pieces of…
An axolotl is a small, translucently glowy, slightly comical-looking amphibian, also known as a Mexican salamander. Its claim to fame in amphibian circles is that, unusually, it reaches maturity…
As up-to-date as its display of a post-election tweet by Donald Trump — who looms conspicuously large during the film's opening and closing minutes — "What Lies Upstream" is a quietly devastating…
When a director crafts a youth comedy that's also a pop-culture period piece, like “Everybody Wants Some!!” or “Twentieth Century Women,” it's important for the audience to feel they know why — to…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions