Based on the shocking abduction and murder of a Mafia informant’s son in 1993, this beautifully realized movie casts a sensitive, secretive spell.
A celebrated soprano (Julianne Moore) becomes trapped in a hostage situation with a wealthy industrialist (Ken Watanabe).
On one level, the film is a classic coming-of age tale; on another, it’s a near-perfect depiction of the emotional damage that can result from...
Lust for wealth followed by regretful mea culpas (genuine or otherwise) is something of a pattern in this deeply depressing, emotionally complicated documentary.
This Gus Van Sant movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is a cleverly volatile, infuriatingly random take on disabled alcoholic cartoonist John Callahan.
John Cameron Mitchell’s (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) spaced-out romantic oddity peaks and droops, pogoes and flatlines.
Director Russ Harbaugh and his cast (all of whom shine) have created a wary, chilly drama that refuses to shy away from ugliness. Andie MacDowell,...
This drama, an Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film from Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay,...
Movie review: The follow-the-money thriller is presented as a Darwinian commentary on ruthlessly modern materialism.
Andrew Cohn’s compassionate documentary follows three very different students for a year, observing without comment as they persevere to earn high-school diplomas.