Nina Simone lived many lives in her 70 years on the planet, and for a filmmaker looking to dramatize the iconic singer-pianist's story on screen, the potential entry points are almost endless…
Aspiring to do for the brutal slaying of gay-porn producer Bryan Kocis what "Boogie Nights" did for the Wonderland murders, "King Cobra" is all smut and no soul.
The folly of man and the inevitability of disaster are the twin engines powering "Command and Control," a riveting and dismaying documentary from "Food, Inc." director Robert Kenner.
Demetri Martin adds "writer-director" to his resume with "Dean," which finds his characteristic slightness both a virtue and a liability.
There's little hope, but considerable insight, found in "Solitary," Kristi Jacobson's documentary about Wise County, Virginia's Red Onion State Prison, a supermax facility where convicts are holed up…
A torturous saga about a man dying of an incurable heart condition who sets out on a cross-country journey to Oregon, where killing oneself is legal.
This insinuatingly low-key tale is an ostensible mystery whose investigation (let alone resolution) takes a back seat to the revealing eccentricities of characters and communities encountered en…
A high concept romantic thriller about a cop from 2015 and a teacher from 1983 who connect through dreams and race to save the lives of the women they love.
The conspicuously out-and-proud image presented by Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour male dancers underlined a sex-positive, diversity-embracing message many weren't quite ready for at the height of the…
Deb Shoval's promising but uneven Pennsylvania-set first feature demonstrates greater assurance in conveying a sense of place than it does with narrative and character development.
The latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries dedicated to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world, if not the entire galaxy.