There were some amazing films this year, including Adam Curtis's Bitter Lake, Sono Sion's Tokyo Tribe, and Kim Longinotto's Dreamcatcher.
"You've got a sort of mini-genocide going on and it just doesn't penetrate because America's so racially divided."
Words can't do justice to the repugnant milieu of German's adaptation of the Soviet sci-fi classic Hard to Be a God. It's filled with disease, blood, shit, and endless fighting, serving as a dark reflection of humanity's base proclivities.
Jay and Mark Duplass have made names for themselves with the endearing hyperrealism of their mumblecore films. Now, the brothers are writing a new TV series, which follows the tribulations of 30-somethings trying to make sense of their adult lives.
The Creators Project spoke to John Goldsmith about building the film's historically accurate world on a budget and his personal method for putting mood boards together.
A doc about US race relations, a Scientology expose, and a transgender tale shot entirely on an iPhone 5s are all receiving a fair amount of hype.
Striving for perfection can drive you insane, but I didn't realize just how insane I'd become until I watched Darren Aronofsky's film.
Peter Strickland's latest film is an insightful, layered look at relationships that contains a few conversation-starting scenes.
Stinking Heaven is the sardonic new comedy about recovering addicts who reside in a chaotic self-run sober-living home that sells kombucha out of a van.
The director's latest movie is a haunting deconstruction of a small-time performer's psyche as he travels across the desolate Mojave Desert.
Leonard, star of Pete Livolsi's hilarious new short, is a little slow. Literally, Leonard lives his life in slow-motion, while everyone around him lives active, normal lives.
The real monsters in modern, independent horror movies aren't ghosts or demons—they're other human beings. Is scare cinema growing up?
Party Monster is packaged as a fairytale-like moral lesson on the true price of excess. I always found its camp, trashy spirit remarkably addictive, and it forced me to rethink my own beliefs on elitism and success.
In his new movie, director Michael Mann strips action-flick conventions down to their core elements and reconfigures them into something more abstract and visceral.
MSG: The Messenger of God is a Bollywood film that critics claim is trying to proselytize on behalf of a bizarre and controversial religious sect.
NYC culture guru Glenn O'Brien takes a closer look at the Antonioni masterpiece.
The Academy snubbed minority actors and filmmakers this year, but the problem runs deeper than black faces not holding little gold statues.
The author of the novel The Beach and the screenplays for 28 Days Later and Sunshine directed a bleak new movie about technology, consciousness, and sex.
The new short from Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund takes a mundane moment of everyday life and deftly dissects the various peer pressures, fears, and egos at play.
The teacher screened Spanish-speaking segments for her Spanish class, despite the film featuring graphic violence, gore, faeces, strap-ons, 9/11 tattoos, and a dogfight.
Greg Barker's documentary takes an in-depth look at an exceedingly complex global phenomenon—the Arab Spring.
The Tribe is an exercise in both watching and listening to a movie in a new way. All the dialogue is in sign language, with no subtitles provided.
It wasn't the graphic sex scenes that made me uncomfortable, but how it forced me to confront my fear of heartbreak.
"I think it's good to think of the film as, like, that moment when you wake up in the morning and you've been drinking the night before."