While it's no surprise that the buoyancy of Neil Patrick Harris' Oscar opening couldn't last, seldom has an Academy Awards presentation broken down so transparently over one significant shortcoming &ndash…
Anyone would have to admire the singularity of vision required to steer such a willfully silly project over a long, long haul.
Undoubtedly the least-watched of any Oscar category, the documentary short films are the great beneficiaries of the Academy's magnanimity, both in continuing to recognize an outdated format and in…
Death and dipsomania get equally lifeless treatment in Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi's muddled gay drama.
A smart, snappy "Pygmalion" for the millennial age, "The Duff" gives a modernized makeover to a classical scenario involving an outcast who tries fit in with the help of a good-looking, popular…
Compared to the epic all-American coming-of-age tale that is "Boyhood" — a feat 12 years in the making and three hours in the telling — Oscar's live-action short film nominees have seldom seemed…
Savvy, socially conscious, crowdpleaser showcases an indelible star turn from Brazilian thesp Regina Case.
A cultivated sense of calm — no more or less than you'd expect from a study of Buddhist practice — permeates "Golden Kingdom," an impressively disciplined, occasionally transporting debut feature…
A rookie cop in Internal Affairs discovers the head of the narc unit is on the take in this by-the-book sequel to the helmer's locally popular "City State."
The future of American screen comedy looks an awful lot like the present — which is to say, steeped in pop-culture references, groin-fixated humor and gay panic — if we are to believe the enjoyably…