Freeheld stumbles over too many hurdles to recommend it. The film’s heart is in the right place, but its focus is not.
Patrick Z. McGavin is a Chicago-based writer and critic. His film writing has appeared in the British magazine Empire, Stop Smiling, Time Out Chicago, Cineaste and LA Weekly. He also maintains the film blog, http://lightsensitive.typepad.com/light-sensitive.
An interview with director Oren Moverman of "Time Out of Mind".
An interview with "Phoenix" star Nina Hoss and director Christian Petzold.
An interview with Patrick McGilligan on his books about Clint Eastwood, Orson Welles and more.
An interview with "Eden" director Mia Hansen-Løve.
On the wealth of new books and materials about Orson Welles on his 100th birthday.
An examination of the influence of Antonioni's "L'avventura" on "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "About Elly", both opening this week.
An appreciation of Manoel de Oliveira on his passing.
The RogerEbert.com pick for the Best Adapted Screenplay of 2015.
An interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of the Grand Jury Prize-winning "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."
An interview with Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, who came to Sundance this year with two films, "Stockholm, PA" and "Brooklyn."