Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

"If you've ever owned a slave, please raise your hand," Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," a searing documentary based on a lecture he's spent a decade perfecting.

Obviously, nobody in the auditorium raises a hand....

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

Clifton Collins Jr. has made a career out of being a supporting player. Even if the average moviegoer might not know his name, you know his face and his work. Collins always manages to stand out, whether in a pivotal role like Perry Ellis in "Capote" or a glorified cameo in "Once Upon a Time in...

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021

Two women meet in a maternity ward and their lives become inextricably linked in Pedro Almodóvar's gentle but penetrating "Parallel Mothers." 

It's a film that on one level plays like a melodrama, with wild twists and turns fitting of soap opera cliffhangers. But there is something deeper...

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021

Pedro Almodóvar has a theory that his films with male protagonists, like his autobiographical 2019 film "Pain and Glory," are darker and more somber. 

"I look inside myself when I talk about male characters," says Almodóvar. 

"Parallel Mothers," which Sony Pictures Classics begins...

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

We're accustomed to movies — usually adventures, like "Indiana Jones" — with lines that traverse the globe and pinball between global capitals, showing us where our characters are traveling. "The Lost Leonardo,"  a documentary about the rediscovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting, begins with...

Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021

Director Heidi Ewing makes a powerful narrative debut with " I Carry You with Me," a dreamy and tender, decades-spanning story about love, sacrifice, memory and immigration. 

The central character is Iván (Armando Espitia), an aspiring chef who we meet in Mexico as he's struggling to get...

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read messages like "Wear a mask" and "We'll be back soon."

Shortly after noon at the Angelika Film Center on Houston...

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

"The Climb" is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to get our bearings for where Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are now. Are they still friends?...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

Three-quarters through "The Climb" comes a scene we've all come to expect in a romantic comedy: A wedding is interrupted by the best man who rushes into a church during a marriage ceremony and screams "I object!" 

He turns to the shocked bride and groom kneeling at the altar and —...

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

It's been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film "The Burnt Orange Heresy" shows, his chops have gathered no moss. 

In the film, which Sony Pictures Classics will release Friday, Jagger co-stars alongside Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki as a devilish art...

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