April 24, 2013 A difficult, dense documentary that focuses on complicated matters of guilt and culpability, The Kill Team examines the story of a soldier charged with premeditated murder in Afghanistan.
April 23, 2013 A slow burn of a family drama with plenty of unexpected emotional twists, At Any Price takes indie director Ramin Bahrani to the Hollywood big leagues. Smart social commentary is well served by a star-studded cast and sharp dialogue. (Recommended)
April 23, 2013 A new documentary uses the banner Bordeaux seasons of 2009 and 2010 as a springboard for an analytical profile of the modern wine industry — in which France is both keen to slake China's thirst for good wine and wary of Chinese investment in viniculture.
April 23, 2013 The leading man known for his good looks and lighthearted charm has made a comfortable career for himself in romantic comedies. Lately, however, he has been taking on more serious roles in films such as Bernie, Magic Mike and most recently Jeff Nichols' Mud.
April 22, 2013 Oscar-winning director and actor Robert Redford is back in theaters with The Company You Keep, a look at aging American counterculture revolutionaries. He spoke with NPR's Robert Siegel about his career, his passion for journalism and how a thoughtful teacher helped encourage him.
April 22, 2013 At the real-life competition dramatized in Pitch Perfect, approaches to a subculture that's suddenly having its moment vary enormously.
April 19, 2013 Community groups rally around movies like 42 to prove to studios that a market exists for big-budget films with black leads. But does this approach work?
April 18, 2013 It's an age-old tradition to include friends and neighbors in the stories we tell. But when those stories alter the course of those neighbors' lives, as they do in the French literary thriller In the House, the stakes can get troublingly high. (Recommended)
April 18, 2013 A technothriller for the "Have we been hacked?" set, Disconnect misses few clicks as it spins a modern fable about the perils of our increasingly accessible online lives.
April 18, 2013 There's a trick to filming a documentary about filmmaking, and Unmade in China is what happens when a director gets it right. Bureaucracy, propaganda and ornery American ingenuity get tangled up in an amusingly creative misadventure.
April 18, 2013 Dreaming of a simpler era while throwing a raft of digital effects at the screen, this budget sci-fi adventure can't quite decide what kind of dystopia it wants to explore. Stunning visuals and deliberately robotic performances make for a pretty but confused futurescape.
April 18, 2013 A troubling political art piece wrapped in a high-concept documentary, Herman's House follows the efforts of a provocative artist to build a model of a solitary confinement prisoner's dream home. Neither the home nor the prisoner is properly detailed, but the journey is unsettling.
April 18, 2013 What's worth seeing at this year's 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan? Critic Joel Arnold lists a few movies he wants to see and explains why the little festival that could is still picking up steam and showcasing some great films.