We speak to the star and director of the new indie comedy Being Frank about the difficulties in generating empathy within adultery.
Abel Ferrara eulogizes fellow scandalizer Pier Paolo Pasolini in a suitably grimy tone poem featuring Willem Dafoe.
Jim Gaffigan’s hangdog performance and an unexpectedly nuanced script elevate a stock comedy scenario into something genuinely thoughtful.
The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowskis’ final film in the trilogy, is just as flawed as Reloaded, but carries heaps of visual and thematic weight.
Tensions between her lover and her business partner force Liza to walk a tight-rope.
Dennis Do’s lushly animated recounting of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia is striking but lacks much-needed specificity.
Over his decades-long career, the Italian neorealist crafted films filled with truth, empathy, and kindness.
A look back at the hype, the controversies & the music of Tim Burton’s take on the Caped […]
Todd Haynes’ unconventional take on the life of Bob Dylan turned the concept of myth & reality on its head.
On the film’s thirtieth anniversary, we look back at Peter Weir’s intricate drama and the inherent tragedy of seizing the day.
Jake Scott’s dreamlike ode to several generations of women in an American family is let down by an overly meandering script.
A look at how Hollywood has helped (and hurt) the acceptance of bisexuality as an identity.
HBO’s latest series puts its characters through exaggerated adolescent antics, with little substance to show for it.
While still a visual triumph, “The Matrix Reloaded” swaps out depth for shallow philosophy.
The film that made the Wachowskis a household name balanced dazzling special effects with a profound message about self-discovery.
I sit down with two subjects from the upcoming AIDS documentary 5B to talk about Pride and the plague years.
Jill Magid’s documentary delves into messy conversations about the link between art and legacy, becoming a short but […]
The vulgar auteur commits to a 13-hour crime drama that traffics in his most minimalist, nihilistic sensibilities.