William Jackson Harper and Aya Cash have just enough charm to salvage this low-key romantic dramedy.
Grear Patterson’s debut feature is moody, evocative, and graciously efficient, but doesn’t fill its world with characters you […]
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a selfish ex in this Hope Davis-led indie romance.
Shudder’s latest is at least as much a relationship drama as a monster movie, but somehow isn’t bad.
Nick Sasso’s martial-artist-meets-pop-star romance is a hollow, muted, shabbily made affair.
Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin talk about turning their acclaimed short about fractured friendships into a feature.
While effective at first, Khaled Ridgeway’s feature debut goes from dark comedy to conventional sappiness.
“Rough Night” meets a board game pitch gone awry in this memorable dark comedy.
Kris Rey directs Gillian Jacobs in a lighthearted comedy about reliving the supposedly carefree college years.
Powerful indies and revisionist superhero series dot some of June’s most addictive home video offerings.
Bringing the works of Tarr and Akerman to modern America, Gus Van Sant’s drama about student life around a school shooting remains a vital work.
Director Jeffrey McHale talks about his latest documentary and his experiences with Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic Showgirls.
Jeffrey McHale explores the circuitous route the NC-17 flop took from Razzie shame to midnight fame.
Paul Dano’s directorial debut, Nancy Kelly’s feminist Western & more number among May’s physical media releases.
Andrew Ahn’s sophomore film is one of the year’s most understated masterworks, with a beautiful sendoff for Brian Dennehy.
Lara Jean Gallagher’s fractured tale of female friendship stumbles once it falls into thriller territory.
Alonso Duralde’s monthly column comes to The Spool to discuss the latest indies, classics, TV, and new releases coming to DVD and Blu-ray.
With a quietly assured lead and a keen sense of rhythm, Jessie Barr’s debut feature announces the writer/director as a talent to watch.