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."
Relentless campaigning, good PR, and some suggestible quotes from journalists in bed with film companies seems to be the winning formula.
You know Alex Karpovsky as Ray Ploshansky, the sardonic coffee shop manager in Girls. For the past decade, however, he's also acted and directed numerous projects in America's independent film scene.
Skin, by Jordana Spiro, captures a simple young coming of age of love story where a young taxidermist longs to connect with his fantasy girl, but instead stays distanced from her.
"Any time a new book of Pynchon's has come out—at least since I've been around—it's like I hang the 'Do Not Disturb' sign on the door and don't come out until it's done."
AllOut have created an e-petition against the way any whiff of gayness is being removed from the sleeve of the 'Pride' DVD. But, as its director argues, if it makes more wary people watch it, isn't that a good thing?
Meredith Danluck sits down with the filmmaker to talk about his new surf noir, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel. He also shares an exclusive trailer.