Glenn Heath Jr.

Obviously influenced by the visceral grotesqueness of David Cronenberg’s work, Ducournau favors close-ups of tearing skin and flayed flesh to develop its foreboding tone. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:30 PM Film

Lacking in story and stakes, Wilson doesn’t leave much of an impression beyond Harrelson’s charismatic grousing. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:10 PM Film

Now in its 24th year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival [SDLFF] has steadily become an essential event. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:35 PM Film

Rarely does this messy friendship get laid bare on the big screen. Avedisian’s singular performance comes to embody these unpredictable and daring virtues. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:26 PM Film

despite its tone deaf aggrandizing, Kong: Skull Island is not an insulting disaster. There are many affecting moments that deal with the lingering cost of war and the possibility of peace over profit. more

Mar 7, 2017 4:40 PM Film

"People who can’t love animals can’t love people.” This quote comes early in Kedi, Ceyda Torun’s documentary about the nomadic street cats of Istanbul, and emphasizes the necessity of empathy in any community. more

Mar 7, 2017 4:24 PM Film

Always a loose canon, Logan (Hugh Jackman) has been the closest thing to a cowboy the X-Men ever had. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:53 PM Film

The sun always seems to be shining in My Life as a Zucchini, and yet darkness still very much exists. Claude Barras’ colorful stop-motion animation isn’t your typical children’s film. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:26 PM Film


David Bornfriend

With so much scandal, corruption and incompetence spewing out of Washington D.C. lately, the melodrama that is the Academy Awards seems somewhat quaint. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:05 PM Film

The new horror anthology XX defies genre norms by pushing stories of female complexity to the forefront. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:00 PM Film

At times ludicrous and exhilarating, A Cure for Wellness embraces the silliness of its plot without a hint of irony. more


Moral and physical foundations are equally brittle in Asghar Farhadi’s films—at any point a building or relationship can come crashing down more

Feb 14, 2017 12:50 PM Film

“The story of the negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story,” Baldwin concludes, his equivalent of a mic drop. With more

Feb 7, 2017 3:05 PM Film

In Julie Dash’s riveting 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, matriarch Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day) tells a younger family member, “It’s up to the living to keep in touch with the dead.” more

Feb 7, 2017 3:15 AM Film

Gorgeously rendered in sharp primary colors, The Red Turtle doesn’t overcomplicate its simple setup. more

Jan 31, 2017 3:17 PM Film

Indeed, Neurda, which opens Friday, Jan. 27, is a film of contradictions. Stylistically, it favors theatrical sets and rear-screen projection, languishing steady-cam shots and heightened close-ups. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Unlike Ade’s previous films, Toni Erdmann shows traces of hope and contentment. more

Jan 24, 2017 4:20 PM Film

Herein lies the brilliance of Paterson as an elevated exploration of duality. Life can be one thing, or it can be another, malleable and volatile like crashing waterfalls, or simply sublime like water falling on hair. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:27 PM Film

Sentimental on paper, 20th Century Women’s central conceit is executed with grace and wit. more

Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM Film

Julieta, which opens Friday, Jan. 13, ultimately ponders if forgiveness can ever be possible when deceptions are so devastating they can enrage the ocean. more

Jan 10, 2017 3:41 PM Film