The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.
An essay on the opening of "Life Itself" in Mexico City.
An FFC looks at the "Taken" saga.
Writer/director Richard Linklater and editor Sandra Adair discuss "Boyhood" as part of the Film Independent Directors Close-Up series.
Writer/director Damien Chazelle, editor Tom Cross and composer Justin Hurwitz discuss their Oscar-nominated film, "Whiplash," at Film Independent.
"Selma" director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo discuss their collaboration at the Film Independent Directors Close-Ups.
A look at Kimberly Pierce's 2013 version of "Carrie."
An FFC comments on Roger Moore's best James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me."
A report on films that screened at the 2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival.
A report on "Song of the Sea" and "Over Your Dead Body" at the 2014 AFI Fest.
A report on "Haemoo," "Foxcatcher" and "American Sniper" from the 2014 AFI Fest.