SUNDANCE: The Spectacular Now (***½)

The very best film at the Sundance Film Festival, The Spectacular Now is one of the strongest coming of age stories that we've had...

Telluride Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ Makes a Giant Leap Into the Oscar Race

2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was in full bloom in the late 1960s. Both countries...

Before Midnight (★★★★)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with Pre-Festival screenings giving press and industry personnel the opportunity to see the...

Winners Announced for Starz Denver Film Festival – Weinstein Company’s ‘One Chance’ Wins Big!

The Weinstein Company must be pretty happy right now.  Their upcoming film One Chance was just awarded the People's Choice Award at the Starz...

Snowpiercer (★★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Give me a moment to catch my breath as I type up this review for Snowpiercer, because my lord...

AFI Fest Announces Centerpiece Galas, Errol Morris Tribute

Three of the most highly anticipated films will receive a special spotlight from the American Film Institute (AFI). AFI announced Friday that there will...
Wonderstruck

Telluride Review: ‘Wonderstruck’ Falters from Director Todd Haynes

2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: In 2011, John Logan adapted Brian Selznick's wonderfully magical book "Hugo" for director Martin Scorsese. The end result was not only...

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Philomena’ Places a Check Mark for Judi Dench on Oscar ballots!

What's harder than collecting all these reactions to all the great films that are playing at Telluride and Venice, is realizing I'm not there....

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’ elicits tears and Oscar talk

Yesterday, attendees of the 2013 Telluride Film Festival were lucky enough to get a four-month head start on holiday moviegoers upon screening Jason...
National Society of Film Critics

NYFF Film Review: ‘Moonlight’ Captures Urban Truth in a Masterful Manner

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016: A magnificent portrait of urban life, Barry Jenkins' astounding "Moonlight" captures the essence of a generation. Acting as urban...

Top 10: Films From the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival has come to a close. From April 24th until May 5th, New York City played host to one of...

Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with...

The Venice Film Festival has announced their lineup and it includes some suspects like Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" but we're getting a look...

Berlinale Review: ‘Final Portrait’ Provides Perfect Perspicacity Into the Life of Swiss Artist Giacometti

2017 Berlin International Film Festival: Actor and filmmaker Stanley Tucci ("Big Night," "The Lovely Bones") undertakes his fifth directorial effort with "Final Portrait," a...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Elle’ Tantalizes Its Viewer With Difficult Material and Isabelle Huppert’s Striking...

2016 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Verhoeven has established himself as one of the most controversial directors working today. Constantly pushing the boundaries, and...

TIFF Review: ‘Racer and the Jailbird’ Is a Flawed, Stylish Genre Mashup

Film history has given us such memorable pairings as "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". For his latest film, Michaël...

AFI Fest: Tom at the Farm (★★½)

In the few Xavier Dolan films I've had the chance to witness, he's often his own worst enemy. AFI Fest selection Tom at the...

LAFF 2013: The Best of the Fest

Yesterday the Los Angeles Film Festival ended its 10-day run, a stretch that featured some expected heavy-hitters and surprise breakouts. Before the yearly venue...

SXSW: Sally Field Enters the Best Actress Race for ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field came back into Oscar's good graces in 2012 with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."  A likely runner-up to Anne Hathaway's...

Bruce Dern Gets Praise from Cannes for Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’

Alexander Payne has been someone who has been looked at as one of the most consistent directors in the business. Many of his films...

AFI Fest: The Rocket (★★★)

Culturally authentic and visually astonishing, Australian director Kim Mourdant's The Rocket will absorb you by its attention to detail. You leave the film wishing...

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,...

TIFF 2014 Review: Manglehorn (★★★½)

“Never have I felt more alive than when you looked at me,” murmurs the lonely locksmith (Al Pacino) to the night’s abyss, ruminating on...

Telluride Review: ‘Hostiles’ Emerges as a Deeply Affecting Western from Scott Cooper

2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Late on a brisk Saturday evening - following a taxing four-film day - press, patrons, and otherwise huddled in line...

Sarasota Film Festival: ‘We the Animals’ is a Dream

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in independent productions that have taken on the slice of life concept in film....

Comic Con 2015: Sense8

Netflix's show Sense8 has quickly taken the world by storm, if the packed panel to hear EP J. Michael Straczynski was any indication. The...

5th Annual Middleburg Film Festival Unveils Full Slate

Middleburg, VA, September 28, 2017 - Middleburg Film Festival's Executive Director Susan Koch announced today the 25 films comprising the main slate for the...

INTERVIEW: A ‘Disobedient’ Man: Sebastián Lelio’s Female-Led Dramas Defy the Status Quo

It feels like every few months we get an article decrying the paltry numbers of speaking roles for women in contemporary cinema. With his...

SUNDANCE: Breathe In (***)

Once again armed with a tremendous performance from Felicity Jones, up and coming filmmaker Drake Doremus successfully minds the romantic drama genre with his...

AFI Film Fest Review: ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Reaches Big, but Doesn’t Stick Landing

2016 AFI FILM FEST: Movies that question reality wrestle with some of the most interesting, complex questions out there. What does it mean to...

71st Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced

The award festivals are desperately trying to one-up each other these days with the revealing of their lineups.  TIFF made a compelling case for...

LFF Film Review: Green Room (★★½)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Besides the notable cast, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room is most likely closer to his 2007 horror comedy Murder Party than...

Sundance Review: ‘Blindspotting’ Manages to Be Too Funny and Too Serious at Once

Sundance Film Festival: Oakland, California has never been as hilarious or as frightening as it is in the new film, "Blindspotting." Daveed Diggs and Rafael...

Film Review: Mommy (★★½)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: People who know Xavier Dolan know what they’re walking into when they buy a ticket for Mommy. While he has...

AFI Fest: The Strange Little Cat (★½)

There's nothing strange about the cat in German director Ramon Zürcher's film The Strange Little Cat. That isn't a spoiler, it's just a fact. Another fact...

Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ Selected as the Closing Film for New York Film Festival!

New York, NY (July 22, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Don Cheadle's directorial debut Miles Aheadwill make its...

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