by Jen Chaney
The Academy Award voters’ affinity for physical performances may put the star’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking over the top.
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot is just the latest film to prompt grousing from nostalgic fans. It’s time to put the complaining to bed.
Julien Temple’s film about the Sex Pistols presented the band as a put-on. But the real story keeps slipping through the lies.
The director of My Winnipeg, which has just joined the Criterion Collection, Tales From Gimli Hospital, The Saddest Music In The World, and other unmistakable films discusses drawing on his life and embracing the digitial future.
As politicians, op-ed writers, and celebrities have dominated the conversation over American Sniper with snap judgments and agenda-serving conclusions, film critics have quietly asserted their value.
On a day marked by films about extreme psychological trials, the big winner is an old-fashioned movie romance.
Abstract: Rock ’N’ Roll High School has the Ramones, spontaneous musical numbers, and exploding mice. What more could anyone want from a movie?Rock ’N’ Roll High School has the Ramones, spontaneous musical numbers, and exploding mice. What more could anyone want from a movie?
The school-destroying 1979 cult classic paints a surprisingly inclusive picture, a charmingly innocent vision of punk music and the revolutionary spirit.
A day of comedies at Sundance, including new films by Noah Baumbach and Jack Black, took one dark and often delicious turn after another.
A graphic novel adaptation and a memory of David Foster Wallace remind Sundance-goers that not all immersive cinematic experiences require special technology.
Hoffman began his career as a scene-stealing character actor and ended it, too soon, as one of the most assured, complex actors of his generation.
Our first day of 2015 Sundance coverage is highlighted by two solid documentaries and another astounding animated short by Don Hertzfeldt.
Whether set in 1885 or 2015, the Back To The Future films are ultimately about the times that made them.
Some movies, like Inherent Vice, demand second viewings. But how do you tell the difference from a movie too rich to take in the first time and one that just doesn’t work?
Two writers talk over the big legacy, small pleasures, and singular performances of a quintessential 1980s blockbuster.
Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 hit is a fun, fatalistic movie about changing history that doesn’t want to be changed.
The Best Director nominations for Linklater and Anderson, a disparate pair of Texas mavericks, are a heartening reminder that sometimes, a career of artistic commitment can be rewarded.