Fewer genre trappings may keep La La Land from being a great musical, but, as a cynical response to the cost of ambition, the film stands on its own merit.
Though overstuffed, '20th Century Women' creates a microscope slide of a time and place not unlike our own.
'Fences is an opportunity to watch two of the greatest actors ever spar with the tenacity of a heavyweight championship on the line.
'Frank and Lola' marks the debut of a filmmaker who has a touch for the mind-game genre.
Looking back at Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain' after 10 years
A deeply distressed Naomi Watts is traditionally an indicator of a quality horror film, but 'Shut In' is definitely not that.
'The Uncondemned' makes all too real the brutality of rape culture and the wide-spread silence that enables it to survive.
'Hamilton's America' will appease both the Ken Burns documentary crowd and 'Hamilton' fanatics.
In his new documentary, Terrence Malick finally gets rid of the characters that distract him from depicting his true love: the universe.
Like 'The Tree of Life', much of Julio Quintana's film can feel deliberately underwritten, but once the titular vessel is revealed, all becomes clear.
'Cardboard Boxer' struggles to find middle ground between Preston Sturges and a harrowing depiction of living on the streets.
Avant-garde audiences might be prepared for 'London Road', but anyone less familiar with experimental theater will be left bewildered by what they just saw.