Austin-based writer-director Bob Byington's "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is a difficult film to describe, but it easily inspires a deep sense of affection and connection. Words such as offbeat, charming or, Lord help us, quirky are wildly overused, and yet this is exactly the kind of film to…
Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" remains one of the most ridiculously inventive movies of recent years, an alternate universe horror film about a tire that gains telekinetic powers.
Mesmerizing and haunting, "The Jeffrey Dahmer Files" is an inside-out serial killer movie, lacking in gore or cheap psychology and made in part for those who think they never want to see another serial killer movie. A hybrid of documentary and fiction, the film is directed by Milwaukee-based…
It was only a matter of time before the found footage craze drew a bona-fide name-brand Hollywood filmmaker into its ongoing vortex.
Rick Alverson's "The Comedy" is part of a recent spate of indie films that might be loosely referred to as the Cinema of Annoyance, movies that often dare audiences to continue to watch as increasingly uncomfortable situations unfold.
Filmmaker Gotham Chopra is the thirtysomething son of Deepak Chopra, which gives him a unique perspective on the icon of pop spirituality and celeb-friendly self-help guru. Yet there is precious little table-turning or real insight in "Decoding Deepak" - unless uncovering a passion for Starb…
"Fat Kid Rules the World," an adaptation of K.L. Going's young adult novel and the directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard, is endearingly uneven.
The prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike is arguably one of the world's most deeply eccentric and unpredictable filmmakers - titles such as "Audition" and "Ichi the Killer" are now classics of international genre for their gleeful disregard of convention and expectations.
A sharp, stylish film that does a lot with limited resources, "The Pact" makes a virtue of simplicity with its haunted-house story that nevertheless stays rooted in the real world.
Bloody and bold, "I Saw the Devil" is both the latest piece of
horror-shock to emerge from South Korea and also something of a
rebuking examination of the same.
A poor family in Mexico City, having lost its patriarch,
scrambles to maintain its way of life.