Aug. 26 2015
Noah Baumbach can’t quite find the words to describe his fruitful filmmaking partnership with actress and co-writer Greta Gerwig. “It’s hard to articulate really,” he says over...
Aug. 26 2015
Digging for Fire: A bickering husband (Jake Johnson) and wife (Rosemarie De-Witt) set off on different (and potentially dangerous) adventures over the course of a weekend getaway
Aug. 18 2015
German director Christian Petzold has long been fascinated by the way characters hide past indiscretions to avoid future punishments
Aug. 18 2015
J.P. Sniadecki spent three years filming his latest documentary The Iron Ministry on China's railways, and what he found was a rampaging microcosm of the country's rapidly changing economy and...
Aug. 11 2015
A little bit of charm goes a long way these days. Guy Ritchie's jazzy adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. coasts by on debonair swagger alone for most of its running time
Aug. 11 2015
Unlike other great conspiracy thrillers like The Parallax View and Twilight's Last Gleaming, Brian De Palma's Blow Out has a demented sense of humor. In some ways this makes its theme of institution
Aug. 4 2015
Now, Segel seems ready for something substantial, transitioning into the realm of drama (well, kind of) with James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour.
Aug. 4 2015
Throw a stone in any direction and you'll probably hit a San Diego-based film festival. Anyone familiar with the local scene knows that our town has a bevy of cinema-induced events ranging in style a
July 28 2015
Early on in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, a surly CIA director (Alec Baldwin) makes a convincing argument that Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has gone insane.
July 28 2015
The Look of Silence functions more as an antidote to The Act of Killing than a sequel, a way for those left powerless by mass murder to find newfound strength
July 21 2015
Irrational Man is a tale of two corpses. Joaquin Phoenix, an incredibly enigmatic and fidgety actor who can speak volumes by simply furling his brow, embodies them both with unsettling dedication. As
July 21 2015
With A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Swedish director Roy Andersson concludes his trilogy about "being a human being," which began with 2000's Songs From the Second and...
July 14 2015
For 88 jet-fueled minutes, Sean Baker's Tangerine careens through the urban corridors of Los Angeles with the laser-targeted intensity of a woman scorned.
July 14 2015
Once held in (somewhat) high acclaim for making Gods and Monsters and Kinsey, two subversive biopics with human sexuality on the mind, Bill Condon sold out to Hollywood in 2006
July 7 2015
Cartel Land, the latest in a long line of recent films to address the impact of narco violence, has an eye for visual drama yet suffers from narrative imbalance.
July 7 2015
Documentaries don't come more straightforward than A Murder in the Park. It's so stylistically rote one might confuse it for an extended episode of Nightline
June 30 2015
Magic Mike XXL hardly resembles its predecessor in tone. Replacing the somber "great recession" subtext is a classical and expressive spin on the road film.
June 30 2015
And just when sequels seemed enjoyable again. Fresh off of the pure joy and exhilaration that is Magic Mike XXL, now we must endure Terminator: Genisys.
June 24 2015
Some might argue that bad sex is better than no sex at all. The Overnight begs to differ, opening with a revealing scene that shows just how compromised the joys of intimacy can become after...
June 24 2015
Gruff and grumpy, Al Pacino stars as A.J. Manglehorn, a droopy locksmith living alone in a rural Texas town. He owns a quaint brick-and-mortar operation but spends much of his time making house calls to...