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.
Black cinema (and American cinema as a whole) hasn’t been the same since the release of Spike Lee’s revolutionary New York drama.
The writer/director sits down to talk about indie filmmaking, the importance of Asian-American voices, and putting her life story on film.
A sensitive, nuanced Chicago dramedy that dives into the emotional complexities of abortion.
Sam de Jong’s vibrant, raw indie offers an effortlessly dynamic showcase for its model-turned-actress star.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s Noémie Merlant gets sweet on a theme park ride in this charming, if conventionally quirky dramedy.