• Havana’s busy streets, the tense subtext of Cuba’s confinement politics, a desperate escape via the sea; “Una Noche” has all the elements of an eminently compelling feature film and newcomer filmmaker Lucy Mulloy has shown that she’s up to the task.

    Lila is a socially-awkward young woman who’s very close to her twin brother, Raul, himself in love with a troubled youngster named

  • Fresh off the heels of “Bully” the salient and engaging documentary “The Revisionaries” could be the sequel to the “What’s Wrong With American Schools Now?” series. “Revisionaries” centers on conservative Texas School Board member Don McLeroy, a creationist who’s apparently made it his life’s goal to impose creationist beliefs in public school curricula while simultaneously working to discredit the theory of evolution.

  • James Franco has a lot going for him. At thirty-four he’s already had a prolific career having risen from the parapets of television to Hollywood challenger status, all while attending grad school and appearing in a daytime soap.

    But doesn’t this sound like the last-ditch attempt of a fading star seeking to reclaim the limelight? In interviews I’ve seen of him Franco appears as nothing more than

  • Spanning ten years through the late Nineties Keep The Lights On by Ira Sachs (Forty shades of blue, Married life) chronicles a doomed relationship spawned from a one-night-stand. In a dingy New York bedroom Erik trolls the phone sex lines looking for a score. His efforts lead him to a man named Paul in Chelsea, who’s looking for the same. Soon thereafter, it is revealed that our real antagonist is Paul, a straight and square young man by day

  • Claudio, Orlando and Leonardo Villas Boas are spirited young brothers in search of a path in life in 1943, during a period of historic industrial and agricultural growth in newly-democratic Brazil. They sign up as to travel to the Xingu region of the Amazon to help build a landing strip near indigenous tribes. But in order to do this, they must gain the natives' trust. Xingu, based on true events, is directed by Brazil's Cao Hamburger. His previous

  • Something strange happened on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week. It started with the occasional post and then later my feed just completely exploded. The Kony 2012 documentary had gone massively viral in just under 24 hours. I watched the thirty minute-long video, having absolutely no idea what it is was that I was going to watch. And when the video was over, I had absolutely no idea what the point was. To raise

  • Michael Winterbottom’s latest feature, “The Trip” which stars Steve Coogan […]