December 6, 2013 Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to mine American pop culture in their latest film. It's 1961 in Greenwich Village, and a homeless folk singer is trying desperately to break out. Critic David Edelstein says the overarching tone of the film is snotty, condescending and cruel.
December 5, 2013 The Israeli drama S#x Acts digs deep into issues of sex and consent when a teenage girl, looking for the approval and acceptance of her peers, entertains the attentions of various boys. (Recommended)
December 5, 2013 Just out of prison, a Pennsylvania man (Christian Bale) finds that his girlfriend has moved on and his younger brother is mixed up with criminals, in Out of the Furnace. Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck costar.
December 5, 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis, The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, focuses on a self-destructive folk singer just scraping by in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman star. (Recommended)
November 28, 2013 Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and starring Idris Elba, a biographical drama based on Nelson Mandela's memoir also stars Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela — wife and sometime fierce adversary of the former South African president.
November 28, 2013 The documentary follows the life, career and recent re-emergence of musician and riot grrrl, Kathleen Hanna, from her beginnings with Bikini Kill to her latest venture, The Julie Ruin.
November 28, 2013 A contemporary musical reimagining of the Langston Hughes oratorio, the film follows a teenage boy sent to stay with his estranged grandparents in Harlem. Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson star.
November 27, 2013 Featuring the voices of Broadway veterans Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Disney's latest cartoon fairy tale — loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen — follows a ragtag team on a quest to thaw an endless winter.
November 26, 2013 Caught in the Web, from Chinese director Chen Kaige, follows a woman who finds herself at the center of a media scandal after she refuses to give up her seat on a bus to an elder — and a video of the encounter goes viral.