August 16, 2013 Werner Herzog's latest project is a slight departure for the acclaimed filmmaker: a 35-minute public service announcement on the dangers of texting and driving. Yes, it's long, he says, but the "inner landscape" of great suffering such accidents can cause "can only be shown if you have more time."
August 15, 2013 David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints pictures what happens to a young couple when the bleak reality of their life means no second chances — only a slow march to a foregone conclusion. (Recommended)
August 15, 2013 The only virtues of this lumbering farce are those of the much livelier novel from which it's adapted. Critic Ella Taylor says an affectionate needle in the side of the Jane Austen industry — and the hordes of Darcy-mad Americans it caters to — has become a clunky, tone-deaf broadside.
August 15, 2013 In their approaches to history, Jobs and Lee Daniels' The Butler could hardly be less similar. Yet the two movies have much in common — just nothing terribly exciting.
August 11, 2013 Director Neill Blomkamp built a fascinating, pointed world for his film Elysium, but the story is pedestrian.
August 9, 2013 The new film, starring Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a man who experienced the country's racial tension from one of the most powerful addresses in the world. Director Lee Daniels and journalist Wil Haygood join Tell Me More to discuss the movie, and the man who inspired it.
August 8, 2013 David Gordon Green fuses oddball comedy and carefully observed drama in an intimate character study featuring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as two roadworkers at large in the Texas wilderness, where a more figurative exploration is also underway — of what it really means to be alone. (Recommended)
August 8, 2013 What are you left with when you peel away all the cheerful elements of the rom-com genre? I Give It a Year — a semi-serious story about two newlyweds slogging through their first year of marriage.
August 8, 2013 A film biography of the adult-film star, who personified a new '70s-era sexual ease but later disavowed her career and the husband who engineered it, tries to be fair about its namesake's two lives — and ends up feeling indecisive.
August 8, 2013 Documentarian Tinatin Gurchiani takes audiences to her home country, a former Soviet republic, with a series of youth portraits that resonate individually, but don't quite add up to a coherent picture of a society.