Joel Schumacher’s sleazy, sweaty neo-noir of porn and pain remains a bizarre artifact for the director’s filmography, and it hasn’t lost its bite.
A puzzle of a thriller, Sidney Lumet’s final film slides its script and performances together with ease.
Stephen Frears’ new miniseries is a deft three episodes that shifts perspectives and plots with ease, even if it doesn’t completely pay off.
A strong central performance and a clear sense of authorship elevate this Lifetime Original Movie into more than the sum of its parts.
Michael Showalter’s latest comedy suffers from a hackneyed script that forces its otherwise-likable stars to do all the heavy lifting.
Craig Fairbrass’ textured mug can’t save this low-budget crime flick that tumbles headfirst into cliche.
Despite a solid supporting cast, Clark Duke’s debut is a small-scale caper with that doesn’t have the attention span to ever truly work.
The Thoroughbreds director struggles to mix his sardonicism into a script about the biggest financial scandal in public […]
Netflix’s new teen drama is more CW than anything else, and doesn’t offer much else than overstuffed teen […]
Eight men wrongly convicted tell their stories in this gripping indictment of the American justice system.
A riveting portraint of post-9/11 New York City, Spike Lee’s scintillating crime drama is one of his most intriguing explorations.
Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy’s chilling crime story finds spine-tingling tension in the mundane.
The eagerly-awaited third season of Netflix’s award-winning drama amps up the paranoia and deceit.
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai sees Jim Jarmusch integrating hip-hop atmosphere with samurai genre trappings to create a dorm-room favorite.
Sam Mendes’ Depresson-era gangster fable is as effective as it is in-your-face with its aesthetics.
Apple TV+’s new drama sends Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul on a racially-charged search for justice.
Brian Kirk’s crime drama suffers from bad writing, ham-fisted messaging, and an overwhelming sense of “been there, done that.”
Seahorse, The First Rainbow Coalition, and debut feature The Vast of Night highlight our last day of CIFF capsule reviews.