June 25, 2013 A new film from Sofia Coppola, who made Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, is based on the real-life story of a group of Southern California teens who, in 2008 and 2009, began breaking into the homes of celebrities and stealing everything from designer clothing to watches and jewelry.
June 21, 2013 Surprises are scare-ce indeed in Monsters University, a pleasantly unnecessary origin story for the protagonists of the animation titan's amiable hit Monsters, Inc.
June 21, 2013 Brad Pitt's famously troubled zombie apocalypse epic, based on the fan favorite novel by Max Brooks, is in theaters at last. NPR's Bob Mondello says it's a sharp, straightforward actioner that operates on a near-unprecedented scale.
June 20, 2013 Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp anchor a bighearted if ultimately bromidic look at a couple faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer — and the music that helps both of them come to terms with it.
June 20, 2013 Ziad Doueiri's film, based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, is a surprisingly tender take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His experience on the sets of Pulp Fiction and West Beirut has culminated in a masterfully paced and profoundly intimate picture. (Recommended)
June 20, 2013 Director Franck Khalfoun pushes us to empathize with — or at least consider — the perspective of a serial killer in Maniac, a slasher reboot shot almost exclusively from the murderer's POV.
June 20, 2013 Inspired by the seizure of several Danish vessels in the last decade, Tobias Lindholm's film is about the excruciating process of getting to "yes" when language is the least of the barriers between two very different mindsets.
June 14, 2013 An excellent documentary looks at Uganda's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill — both its personal and political implications — through the story of activist David Kato. While emotionally crushing, the documentary is unmistakably a celebration of LGBT activists. (Recommended)
June 14, 2013 Set in an Italian movie-sound lab circa the '70s, Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio takes audiences into an unsettling world where life imitates art — and the difference between reality and nightmare becomes increasingly difficult to discern. (Recommended)
June 14, 2013 Sandwiched into Joss Whedon's busy schedule of TV series and big-screen features was an unexpected low-budget adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing — shot in black and white. Film critic David Edelstein says it's a delight. (Recommended)
June 14, 2013 As with many of Sofia Coppola's films, it's the quiet mundanity of The Bling Ring that really hits home. Based on a Vanity Fair article, the story follows a group of privileged but troubled teens as they rob the homes of various Hollywood A-listers.
June 13, 2013 More Than Honey is an expansive journey of a documentary — ranging from California to China — on a topic whose implications are even more far-reaching: the rapid disappearance of bees, or "colony collapse." Filmmaker Markus Imhoof looks at our global dependence on the threatened insects.