The lifestyles of the rich and petulant require a certain amount of critical distance to be relatable -- or even watchable -- to unaffiliated viewers.
Despite the title, there's nothing very fanciful about the trials endured by the heroine of "It's Only Make Believe," or her doggedly realistic responses to them.
Perhaps not since Greta Garbo uttered her celebrated first chortle has a film artist's entrance into comedy been quite as unexpected as that of French director Bruno Dumont.
A primal tragedy rendered with exquisite imagery and very little dialogue or exposition, Andrea Pallaoro's "Medeas" is a striking debut feature that will fascinate some viewers and exasperate others.
Ranking high on the list of movies you can't quite believe nobody thought to make previously, "Video Games: The Movie" provides a slick, entertaining survey of electronic gaming's history to date.
Riley Morton's resonant documentary examines two opposing fronts in the battle to decriminalize recreational marijuana use.
"Winter's Bone" director Debra Granik provides plenty of surprises in her superb slice of American life on the margins.
Baseball ranks as "The Only Real Game" in Mirra Banks' surprising documentary, which discovers this most American of pastimes in the unlikeliest of places.
Actresses and friends Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger make a largely inauspicious debut as filmmakers with "Trouble Dolls."
Japan's rarefied geisha culture is kookily crossed with Broadway musicals in "Lady Maiko," Masayuki Suo's variation on "My Fair Lady."
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%