Takedown: Bennett Miller explores dark side of privilege with true story of du Pont Foxcatcher scandal
At this spring’s Cannes Film Festival, the award for Best Director went to Bennett Miller for his new film, Foxcatcher. More »
The cosmology of love: James Marsh chronicles the journey of Stephen and Jane Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'
The world’s image of Stephen Hawking, the brilliant and celebrated astrophysicist, is that of a severely physically afflicted man in a wheelchair More »
Boomtown blues: Jesse Moss documents the struggles of a North Dakota community overwhelmed by job-seekers
The small town of Williston, North Dakota, is on the front lines of the central battles in today's economy. A boomtown thanks to its location atop the enormous Bakken shale oil field, Williston has seen its population almost double in ten years. More »
Off the charts: Damien Chazelle’s ‘Whiplash’ quickens the pulse with tale of ambitious young drummer
The questions concerning art, morality and the often fraught interplay between the two which Damien Chazelle poses in his film Whiplash “keep me up at night,” the writer-director admits. More »
Out of the box: Laika animation studio conjures Victorian England with tale of subterranean ‘Boxtrolls’
With its all-star cast of British character actors, menagerie of paranormal creatures and darkly macabre wit, you'd be forgiven for assuming that the new stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls hails from dear old Blighty, perhaps courtesy of a newly created animation division of English horror mainstay Hammer Films. More »
Sexy and sweet: ‘A Life in Dirty Movies’ offers an endearing portrait of soft-core filmmaker Joe Sarno and his wife Peggy
In the annals of movie pitches that have worked, “Imagine your favorite grandparents, only they make sex movies” surely has a place. More »
Scudder missile: Liam Neeson embodies Lawrence Block’s private eye in Scott Frank’s ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’
When he first tackled A Walk Among the Tombstones, a Universal release opening Sept. 19, screenwriter Scott Frank was coming off a string of successes that included Get Shorty and Out of Sight. More »
Keepin’ On: Alan Hicks documents the special bond between jazz legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin
The image is haunting and indelible: a pair of hands outstretched, searching unsteadily for another pair of outstretched hands, finally coming together and going into a big bear-hug embrace. Almost 70 years separate those hands, but the common bond of music erases that gap, and suddenly a state of perfect harmony exists. More »
Articulate. Funny. Thoughtful. Polite… Do those sound like the adjectives you'd expect to see in connection with a writer-director team who first attracted attention in 2010 with the low-budget serial-killer movie A Horrible Way to Die? More »
Retired hit man seeks revenge on Russian mob in an above-average action film. More »
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