Sep. 30, 2016 at 8:42am | By Alan Zilberman |Permalink
Weddings in Eastern Europe can last all night, and the liquor is always flowing. A typical wedding is central to Demon, a Polish film from Marcin Wrona, but it has one crucial difference: A supernatural spirit haunts the groom.
Sep. 30, 2016 at 8:13am | By Stephanie Merry |Permalink
JT LeRoy became a literary sensation overnight in the early 2000s. His rapturously received writing drew from his well-publicized backstory: Jeremiah “Terminator” LeRoy was the HIV-positive teenage son of a truck stop prostitute, but he emerged from the unthinkable — sexual a...
Sep. 30, 2016 at 8:13am | By Mark Jenkins |Permalink
Jack L. Zeman
When a group of women decide to combat violence by denying intimacy to their men, the results are outrageous and uproarious. At least they were in last year’s Chi-Raq. Not so much in Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? — the latest...
Sep. 29, 2016 at 12:00am | By Mark Kennedy |Permalink
Twentieth Century Fox
Fall has officially just started, but there’s still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed.
Sep. 29, 2016 at 12:00am | By Stephanie Merry |Permalink
Should higher education be a profitable commodity or a public good? That’s the central question in the documentary Starving the Beast. Filmmaker Steve Mims turns his camera on the complicated battle over public universities and comes up with a movie that might ...
Sep. 28, 2016 at 4:42pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Anyone looking for a nuanced, serious exploration of either the environmental, political and economic fallout from the explosive Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 — the largest oil spill and worst ecological disaster in U.S. history — or the corporate culture that contributed to it...
Sep. 22, 2016 at 7:20am | By Justin Chang |Permalink
White Girl, a cruel story of youth from the writer-director Elizabeth Wood, unfolds in a blur of swift, continuous motion. Young bodies crowd dance floors drenched in sweat and neon. Cocaine is snorted in astonishing quantities and from a highly unorthodox range of su...
Sep. 22, 2016 at 7:19am | By Katie Walsh |Permalink
Welcome to the very strange, and strangely moving, world of Storks. Writer-director Nicholas Stoller, known for his more adult comedies, such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors, delves into the family-f...