It's been shown, on occasion, that audiences will turn out to see a movie about the post-9/11 world: a serious and inquiring drama of war, terrorism, and global culture clash. But even in an era as…
In “Sleepless,” a stylishly hollow crime thriller set in Las Vegas, Jamie Foxx plays an undercover cop named Vincent Downs who is up to his goatee in Big Problems. He and his partner (played by the…
A sudden disappearance is usually springboard for thriller conventions, but writing-directing duo Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell's feature takes that premise down another path.
Horror films used to play by the rules. These days, though, especially when they involve haunted houses, they often have a visually promiscuous, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quality that toys with…
A politically nuanced horror that channels "The Omen" while evoking the haunting atmosphere of Spanish horror films.
“The King's Choice” is a World War II drama, and as soon as you hear that — well, okay, as soon as I heard it — the reaction it inspires may be something along the lines of: Really? Again? Yet the…
"Arsenal," a pulpy crime drama about desperate characters and excessive carnage in Biloxi, Miss., is memorable primarily for some random scraps of loopy dialogue, the credible evocation of a sleazy…
It's always fun to see a classy, venerable British actor grunge it up by letting himself be cast in the role of a real black-leather badass. In last year’s “Green Room,” Patrick Stewart did…
An over-the-top and indigestible romantic comedy produced and co-scripted by Wong Kar-wai lacking any of the auteur's usual finesse.
Acrime noir exploring India's gender inequality with plenty of style but not enough substance.
A couple years back, festival audiences fell in love with Indian director Ritesh Batra's genuine gem of a debut, "The Lunchbox," in which an accountant on the brink of retirement exchanges intimate…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions