300: Rise of an Empire
In comparison with "300", this insane film is more engaging by dint of being absolutely impossible to take even a little bit seriously.
Scout Tafoya's video essay series "The Unloved" reconsiders "Tron: Legacy."
A video from Nelson Carvajal muses on film's depiction of television as the nightmare medium.
Benecio del Toro stars as a Blackfoot Indian and World War II veteran seeking treatment for headaches and catatonia with help from a French psychoanalyst (Mathieu Amalric). Meandering and peculiar but highly original, this is a psychodrama unlike any you've seen.
Ben Wheatley's historical drama "A Field in England," about a group of men wandering the countryside during the English civil war, is at once too little and too much. But this is to be expected from such a profoundly visceral movie.
"The Monuments Men" tests the proposition that an appealing cast can put almost any script across.
Some notes on Philip Seymour Hoffman, addiction, and compassion.
Matt Zoller Seitz on why Philip Seymour Hoffmann mattered.
Scout Tafoya's "The Unloved," an appreciation of fascinating movies that were critically reviled on first release, continues with a look at 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy."
The latest from prolific independent film director Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "Uncle Kent") is a meandering, theoretical exercise about a crime scene photographer who stages grotesque art photos of women that make them look like murder victims. The movie clearly has something to say, but what?
This action thriller about two former soldiers (Orlando Jones and Tom Everett Scott) teaming up to battle a wraithlike drug dealer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a mostly serviceable action film, mainly worth seeing for its villainous star turn.