When it comes to movies about demonic possession, the devil isn't the only thing that's in the details. It helps a lot if the filmmakers take a few intriguing detours while covering familiar…
It’s difficult to make the act of hacking cinematic. Not just visually — endless shots of faces frowning at computer screens displaying gibberish code — but on a storytelling level as well. The…
Though they only wrapped up four years ago, the "Twilight" movies already seem ancient history in pop culture terms. Ditto the memory of Taylor Lautner as an Oughties It Boy, that temporary career…
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An in-your-face expression of Japanese anger over American military presence on their own soil.
Ye of little faith likely won't warm to "Believe," an aggressively sincere but off-puttingly saccharine drama about a small-town businessman who regains his faith with a little help from an angel…
“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a dutiful and diverting but rather bare-bones documentary portrait, opens with a series of clips and photographs of Toshiro Mifune, the scowling-eyed Japanese actor who…
Noble intentions alone do not a great movie make, as evidenced by "PO," whose heart is in the right place but whose drama is woefully lacking in momentum.
The power of the photographic image and the woeful legacy of colonialism intersect in eerie ways in the stylishly shot supernatural thriller “Interchange.” A police murder procedural that segues into…
A sad, searing and profoundly empathetic study of electoral process in a minute Bulgarian village split by opposing responses to the Syrian refugee crisis.
“Fences,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by August Wilson, was written in 1983 and had its premiere on Broadway in 1987. But the play is set 30 years before that, in a lower-middle-class black…
Though Alberdi's short, audience-friendly film offers plenty of sweetness and light observational humor, the sad anger of its message still burns through.