National treasure Dick Miller has been acting in movies since the mid-1950s, but despite the fond reminiscences of collaborators like Roger Corman and Joe Dante, this documentary pays bland tribute.
Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick’s muckraking documentary goes behind the scenes at a popular Upper East Side bagel sandwich restaurant, where undocumented workers suffer sub-legal pay and terrible abuse.
A weak lead and a murderer’s row of great supporting players star in Matt Shakman’s all-too-Coens-esque thriller about a hapless criminal scheme in small-town Montana.
There’s a real story about injustice, legal triumph, and stolen Nazi art at the bottom of this heavy-handed historical feature. It’s just buried under force-fed emotion.
Hal Hartley concludes his Grim trilogy, which began with 1997’s Henry Fool, with a doggedly insular trip through the Hartleyverse.
The story of an American writer having an affair with a French woman on French terms—limited to two decorous hours an evening—works as long as it stays cute and light.
James D. Cooper’s documentary about Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, two London filmmakers who managed The Who plays like a rich oral history.
Though The Player is widely considered Robert Altman’s comeback after a difficult run in the 1980s, this unconventional Van Gogh biopic had much of the evocative vision and scope of his 1970s heyday.
Hundreds of dogs rise up against their oppressors in this visually stunning, one-metaphor-fits-all Hungarian drama.
The globetrotting work of photographer Sabastião Salgado gets thoughtful consideration in a documentary co-directed by Wim Wenders and Salgado’s son.
Loosely based on the real-life 1960 case of “The Beast Of Penha,” this Brazilian kidnapping drama starts with the abduction of a 6-year-old, but the breakneck pace abruptly slackens into a feature-length stalling tactic.
An outcast alien and an outcast human learn to overcome their differences in this second-tier DreamWorks production, which concerns perhaps the friendliest alien invasion in cinema history.
Will Ferrell plays a millionaire convicted of fraud, and Kevin Hart plays the eccentric guru hired to prep him for San Quentin in a comedy that may or may not be offensive, but definitely isn’t particularly funny.
Director Lone Scherfig and writer Laura Wade have expanded the latter’s play into harsh but unsubtle indictment of Oxford’s Bullingdon Club and the class resentment it inspires.
Director Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger), who has spent the last decade-plus chronicling gay life in modern Israel, returns with a winning confection about a group that attempts to represent the country in a Eurovision-like competition.
Larry Clark’s obsession with adolescent beauty and desire hasn’t changed a whit since his 1995 breakthrough Kids. The only big change in his uninspired new film is the Texas border-town location.
Real-life friends Jennifer Prediger and Jess Weixler write, direct, and star in this sweet-natured buddy comedy about New York underachievers who pack up and move to Los Angeles.
In May 2011, International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of raping a Guinean maid in a New York hotel. The charges were dropped, but Abel Ferrara’s new film doesn’t let him off so easy.
Noah Baumbach’s latest comedy addresses the generational divide between a middle-aged documentary filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and the young upstart (Adam Driver) whose life both attracts and alienates him.