May 2, 2013 Carlos Reygadas' beguiling Post Tenebras Lux features a faltering marriage, a glowing red CGI devil and several impenetrable non sequiturs. It's simultaneously beautiful and discordant, comprehensible and elusive; no wonder it earned both boos and the Best Director prize at Cannes.
May 2, 2013 The singer-songwriter and the son who's desperate to escape his legacy are the subjects of Daniel Algrant's sympathetic if simplistic biographical drama.
May 2, 2013 Olivier Assayas' smart, clear-eyed movie unfolds in the aftermath of the May 1968 student-worker uprising that shook France. (Recommended)
May 2, 2013 "There are no guarantees in life," intones a mournful adult in Susanne Bier's wan rom-com. Not in life, perhaps, but critic Ella Taylor says the outcome here is a lock from the word go.
May 2, 2013 In her classic '60s documentary, Shirley Clarke profiles a loquacious 33-year-old gay hustler who dreams of having a nightclub act. Her subject could hardly be more complex — and in examining him, she raises important questions about the relationship between fact and fiction.
May 1, 2013 Jeff Nichols and Ramin Bahrani made names with small, low-budget movies: Nichols with Take Shelter and Bahrani with Man Push Cart. Both have now directed big-budget films with big stars: Nichols' Mud features Matthew McConaughey, and Bahrani's At Any Price stars Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron.
April 30, 2013 On Tuesday, the Little Art Theatre will run its old film projector for the very last time. In order to adhere to a sweeping Hollywood mandate, they're switching to a digital system. NPR's Audie Cornish checks in with Andy Holyoke, who has been manning the theater's projector for 35 years.
April 30, 2013 Stereotyping in films and TV is as old as Hollywood itself. For some, portraying a stereotypical character — the ditzy blonde or angry black man — is a foot in the door to the acting world. For others, it is a path that can be limiting and repetitive.
April 29, 2013 It hasn't opened in the U.S. yet, but Iron Man 3 has already had a huge weekend.