Return to Selma: Ava DuVernay makes history with drama of Martin Luther King's civil-rights march

Selma feature

One thing director Ava DuVernay wants to make clear about Selma: It will not be "medicine-y." More »

What We Do in the Shadows feature
Reality Bites: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's mock-doc 'What We Do in the Shadows' makes light of vampire roommates

In one of What We Do in the Shadows’ most memorable scenes, a trio of vampires sharing an apartment in Wellington, New Zealand is introduced to the marvels of modern (read: anything post-World War II) technology. More »

Timbuktu feature
Defying jihad: Abderrahmane Sissako’s acclaimed ‘Timbuktu’ dramatizes a city under siege

In Bamako (2007), Abderrahmane Sissako put the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on trial in Mali. In his latest narrative feature, Timbuktu, his “defendants” are the jihadists who occupied that Malian city two years ago. More »

Still Alice feature
Through the Looking Glass: Westmoreland and Glatzer’s ‘Still Alice’ stars Julianne Moore as a professor facing early Alzheimer’s

If one were to flash-forward a few weeks, it would not be difficult to imagine a couple of Academy Awards going to the Most Minimal Emoting in Starring Categories. More »

Black Sea feature
Unfathomable: Kevin Macdonald directs Jude Law in ‘Black Sea’ thriller about rogue submariners on a treasure hunt

A Russian submarine disaster was the start of Black Sea, an underwater adventure starring Jude Law that Focus Features is releasing on Jan. 23. More »

The Humbling feature
Last act: Al Pacino reunites with Barry Levinson for Philip Roth tale of an actor’s existential ‘Humbling’

Al Pacino, the heavy-duty Actors Studio alum, appears to be moving through what seems to be a comedy in his new film, The Humbling. More »

Leviathan feature
In the belly of the beast: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s acclaimed ‘Leviathan’ depicts one man’s fight against corruption in modern Russia

Andrey Zvyaginstev’s Leviathan begins with a series of long shots, landscapes and seascapes of the forbidding Barents Sea coast of Russia. More »

A Most Violent Year feature
Crime scene: J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ focuses on a New York immigrant’s struggle to run an honest business

Director J.C. Chandor describes the preparation for A Most Violent Year, an A24 release opening on Dec. 31, as a series of happy coincidences. More »

Song of the Sea feature
Singing the 'Song of the Sea': Talking the future of animation with Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore had big shoes to fill for his second feature, Song of the Sea. Or maybe I should say big flippers. More »



Project Almanac
Film Review: Project Almanac

Saying this underbaked Chronicle knockoff is meant for teenagers is an insult to the intelligence of teenagers everywhere. More »

The Wedding Ringer
Film Review: The Wedding Ringer

Intermittently amusing bro-comedy trifle that confirms Kevin Hart's talent, though not his taste in material. More »

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