LFF Film Review: Sunset Song (★★)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel Sunset Song is considered a classic of Scottish literature, and English director Terence Davies has...

‘Steve Jobs’ to Close BFI London Film Festival

Here's some news in case you missed it.  After two of his previous films closed the London Film Festival, director Danny Boyle's upcoming "Steve...

FSLC announces Special Events & Revivals lineup for NYFF53 including ‘Son of Saul’

Special Events include Film Comment Presents: Son of Saul; World Premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson'sJunun; 15th Anniversary screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou?; North...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had...

Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey Win at Rome Film Festival

Winners were announced for Rome Film Festival.  Matthew McConaughey snagged his first (I'm sure of many) Best Actor prize for his performance in Dallas...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is the Darkly Rich Movie We...

2017 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: It's always nice to have a film blend the genres of black comedy and a hard-hitting drama successfully. You expect...

‘Maps to the Stars’ debuts at Cannes…is David Cronenberg back?

For a good long while now, David Cronenberg hasn't been himself. Very few of his recent works have been nearly as twisted as you'd...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Village People’ Is Fun, But Not Much Else

There’s a whole subgenre of films built around raunchy comedies where tropical vacations go wrong. Who doesn’t like to relax and laugh at some...
nobody's watching

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Nobody’s Watching’ Presents An Immigrant’s Dream

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: Movies depicting a foreigner coming to America hoping to live out their dreams are a dime a dozen. At the...

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL: Positive Words for Mia Wasikowska in ‘Tracks’

A small, quiet film that has flown under the radar for years, John Curran's Tracks starring Mia Wasikowska finally gets seen at the Venice...

SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that's so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult...

Film Review: The Falling (★★)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: One of the London Film Festival’s handful of world premieres, The Falling had naturally generated buzz as it's a film funded...

TRIBECA: ‘Farah Goes Bang’, ‘Fresh Meat’, and ‘Six Acts’

Farah Goes Bang (***) A filmmaker needs to do something to distinguish themselves when opting to make a road trip film, especially when it involves...
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Austin Film Festival Announces ‘La La Land,’ ‘Wakefield’ and More for Marquee Lineup

Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" is taking its magic to Texas. The hotly anticipated musical feature is a marquee title at Austin Film Festival, the...

SUNDANCE Preview: Felix van Groeningen’s Boisterous BELGICA, Opening Night Film of World Narrative Competition

BELGICA The Musically Propelled Rise and Fall of One Glorious Nightclub By Academy Award-Nominated Felix van Groeningen Is Opening Night Film of the World Dramatic...

Telluride Review: ‘The Favourite’ is a Delectable and Mischievious Romp

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Director Yorgos Lanthimos is certainly a unique and visionary filmmaker, if not often times a divisive one. I'll admit to not been...

AFI Fest 2013 Winners Announced – ‘The Rocket’ Wins Audience Award

The winners are listed below: NEW AUTEURS CRITIC’S AWARD The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world. This year’s New Auteurs jury features...

SUNDANCE: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (**½)

With style to spare but substance at a premium, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is the type of film that works as a...

TIFF Review: Daniela Vega Stands Tall in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Movies about "triumphs over adversity" have long been a staple of cinema throughout the history of the artform. Unfortunately,...

Cannes Film Festival Includes ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘Only God Forgives’, Roman Polanski, and More!

As we all wait for the "official" announcement of the films that will be playing at this year's prestigious Cannes Film Festival, IndieWire seems...

2016 Oscar Circuit Guide: Award Hopefuls Debuting at Venice, TIFF, and NYFF

The Oscar season will officially be underway this week with the start of the biggest festivals of the fall. Over the next four weeks...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Mrs. Hyde’ Can’t Be Saved by Isabelle Huppert or Anyone Else

2017 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Serge Bozon looks as though he's thrown together a student film with his oddly constructed failure "Mrs. Hyde" (or...

FSLC Announces the Main Slate selections for NYFF56

New York, NY (August 7, 2018) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the 30 films for the Main Slate of the 56th New...

FSLC announces Todd Haynes’s ‘Wonderstruck’ as Centerpiece of NYFF55

New York, NY (July 6, 2017) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck as the Centerpiece selection of the 55th New York Film...

Twitter Reactions Erupt for Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ From Cannes!

Much like last year, since there's no official Awards Circuit presence over at the Cannes Film Festival, I plan to bring you the initial...

Cannes 2018: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Debuts for Audiences, Releases First Trailer

Director Spike Lee returned to the Cannes International Film Festival for the first time since his 1991 hit "Jungle Fever." His latest film, "BlacKkKlansman," premiered...

‘All the Money In the World’ Pulled from AFI Fest

Ridley Scott's premiere of "All the Money in the World" has been cancelled by Sony, according to Variety. The film was scheduled to close AFI...

TRIBECA: The Pretty One (***½)

The humor tinged drama 'The Pretty One' had a lot of ways in which it could have turned out poorly.  It's got a high...

Comic Con 2015: MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles

One of the bigger network gambles coming this TV season is MTV's The Shannara Chronicles, a big budget adaptation of the series written by...

TIFF Review: Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is a Promising, Passionate Debut

When Nate Parker's directorial debut "The Birth of a Nation" was announced as a Sundance selection, the knee-jerk reaction was to be expected. Many...

Sony Pictures Classics Makes Another Documentary Acquisition with ‘Maiden’ at TIFF

Earlier at the Toronto International Film Festival, we heard that Sony Pictures Classics was hard at work acquiring films. The art house and independent studio...

London Film Festival Releases a Stellar Lineup for 2018

News has been slow on the London Film Festival but today they've done a lot to add new films to their lineup. We've known a...

TIFF: IFC Films Snaps up Ellen Page’s ‘The Cured’

Another film showing at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been picked up for public release. According to Variety, IFC Films has bought...

TIFF 2018 News Roundup! More Films, Mira Nair Heads Platform Prize Jury

We've received even more news from the Toronto Film Festival, or TIFF 2018. The film festival showcases hundreds of films a year with different...

AFI Fest: The Past (★★★½)

The past is one of the main characters in Asghar Farhadi's new film, The Past (Le passé). Starring Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, and Tahar Rahim,...

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