Adapted from Charles Willeford’s crime novel, George Armitage’s colorful 1990 Florida noir is by turns fizzy and menacing, and a brilliant showcase for Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Fred Ward.
A benchmark for black filmmaking in the 1970s, Michael Schultz’s film could be called an inner-city answer to American Graffiti if its memories of growing up in Chicago’s Near North Side weren’t so specific.
Russell Crowe’s feature directorial debut casts him as a father looking for the bodies of his sons on a Turkish battlefield.
As a financial wiz who radically changes his life after a Wall Street debacle, co-writer/star Nick Kroll makes an awkward shift from ubiquitous comedy star to dreary dramatic actor.
In the latest faith-driven entertainment, a pint-sized 7-year-old boy growing up in small-town California during World War II betters himself by ticking off a checklist called “The Seven Corporal Works Of Mercy.”
In detailing the challenges of maintaining the Kunsthistorisches art museum in Vienna, Johannes Holzhausen’s documentary attempts a direct-cinema approach similar to Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery, but the comparison does it no favors.
Enhanced by access to the artist’s archives, Brett Morgen’s look at the life of Kurt Cobain avoids rehashing familiar facts in favor of finding the man beneath them.
As the central sequin in this glittering romantic tapestry, Blake Lively brings subtlety and glamour to the role of a 29-year-old who never ages, for enjoyably preposterous reasons.
With the planet nearing a “mass extinction moment,” Guy Reid’s tedious documentary doesn’t call for actionable change, but floats the idea that we should be chill and meditate on it.
Well-intentioned ineptitude plagues Patrik-Ian Polk’s earnest drama about a black, religious Mississippi teenager who struggles to come to terms with his homosexuality.
Christophe Cognet’s artful documentary looks at the paintings, sketches, and drawings crafted in secret by prisoners at Nazi concentration camps and discovered by Allied forces after liberation.
Writer-director-star Noel Marshall and his wife Tippi Hedren turned their domestic life with a pet lion into a stupefying 1981 fiasco where no animals were harmed, but many humans were.
Actor/comedian Kevin Pollak goes behind the camera for an uninspired and redundant look at the tears of the modern-day clowns who make people laugh for a living.
Based on the Jonathan Franzen article of the title, Douglas and Roger Kass’ sobering documentary about the illegal trapping of Mediterranean songbirds is a gripping and often shocking portrait of trappers and the activists desperate to stop them.
The kidnapping, torture, and eventual death of Ilan Halimi, a young Parisian Jew, stoked outrage in France for the police’s reluctance to treat it as a hate crime. But Alexandre Arcady’s docudrama confuses the issue.
Set in the one-day-you’re-in/the-next-day-you’re-out” world of high fashion, Sean Garrity’s ludicrous romantic comedy stars Portia Doubleday as a would-be fashionista who poses as a man in order to get a job in the industry.
The 1983 musical Eddie And The Cruisers fell way, way short of its ambitions as a rock-’n’-roll Citizen Kane, but when the soundtrack took off a year after the film flopped, Eddie got an equally clunky but entertaining sequel.
Director Jean Renoir worked in black-and-white his entire career—and then traveled to India for a sumptuous production that Martin Scorsese ranks as one of the most beautiful films ever made in color.
In this belated sequel to the little-loved surprise hit from 2009, Kevin James reprises his role as the ultimate Segway-scooting sadsack, but the only real change is that the mall is in Las Vegas.