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 26, 2013 Our man at Tribeca swears he's going to screenings beyond the documentary slate. But with this look at a trio of intriguing films, Joel Arnold suggests that the docs are among some of the festival's best offerings.
April 26, 2013 A charming and surprisingly moving coming-of-age tale, A Birder's Guide To Everything gives the noble art of birding its due. Writer Joel Arnold says the new film is a heartfelt, humanizing portrait of youth.
April 25, 2013 The story of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic trip across the Pacific Ocean has been told before, and often. But in Kon-Tiki, the how and why of that trip get a robust, dramatic airing — if one that may not be quite historically accurate.
April 25, 2013 The action comedy Pain & Gain wants very much to be a sardonic social commentary in the Fargo vein — but the director's appetite for glossy consumerism gets between him and the story's moral.
April 25, 2013 A raft of big names gather at the chapel for a by-the-numbers comedy about a couple whose nuptials get sidetracked by shenanigans involving the groom's long-divorced parents.
April 25, 2013 There's some raw, real footage in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love, an admirably bracing story of European sex tourism in the Southern Hemisphere.
April 25, 2013 Two talented Brits play undistinguished Americans in a film of escapin' identity — but Dante Ariola's wan comedy hasn't much of a personality.
April 25, 2013 Mira Nair's powerful, restrained adaptation of the best-selling novel arrives amid intense public debate about the alienation of immigrants in America.
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.