A nonsensical and seldom funny Chinese action-comedy set in India that makes any Bollywood movie seem like a Bergmanesque masterpiece by comparison.
With Fidel Castro gone and trade embargoes relaxed, any present-day vision of Cuba feels like an ephemeral one, a time-marking snapshot of a country in unpredictable transition.
Back in style after 40 years, Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit" is as custom-tailored a Los Angeles stage experience as they come: Commissioned back in 1977 by Center Theatre Group founding artistic director…
It takes a certain inverted chutzpah to make a drama about someone who's a real fuddy-duddy. A French fuddy-duddy (not that there's anything wrong with that). Claire (Catherine Frot), the title…
It's appropriate that "The Good Fight” has a slightly more jagged and splintered atmosphere than “The Good Wife,” the long-running CBS drama that starred Julianna Margulies. "The Good Wife" debuted…
There are a lot of things that feed into ’90s nostalgia, and a weariness with the technology of our time ranks high among them. That's one reason why the films of Aki Kaurismäki, the cheeky…
There's a tradition, if not a huge one, of movies that feature heroes who are too cool to speak. In the Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns, Clint Eastwood wasn't just the Man with No Name, he was the…
Fernando Trueba is having so much campy fun revisiting characters from 1998's "The Girl of Your Dreams" that he's forgotten how to build a story out of multiple strands and make it all work.
It may have its uses in describing butter cookies and cat videos, but it's fair to say that "short and sweet" is an over-applied compliment: Sometimes it's better to be short and severely…
Though the premise is rich with possibilities, there needs to be something memorable about yet another father-son road trip movie, but "Bright Nights" offers no variation on the theme.
As a director, Raoul Peck is a passionate and protean talent. He has been making films for close to 30 years, and he’s right in the middle of his most seismic moment with “I Am Not Your Negro,” his…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions