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Daily | Venice, Telluride + Toronto 2014 | Ramin Bahrani’s 99 HOMES

August 29, 2014
99 Homes

“An exciting and emotionally grandstanding drama about temptation, shame, humiliation and greed.”

Daily | Telluride + Toronto 2014 | Jon Stewart’s ROSEWATER

August 28, 2014
Gael García Bernal in 'Rosewater'

“Doesn’t feel like a sententious ‘issue’ drama, and is all the more affecting for it.”

Daily | Telluride 2014

August 28, 2014

Premieres, Cannes favorites and selections from guest directors Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan.

Daily | Venice 2014 | Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s THE PRESIDENT

August 28, 2014
The President

Reviews are mixed for this “vivid parable” inspired by the Arab Spring.

Daily | Venice 2014 | Guy Myhill’s THE GOOB

August 28, 2014
'The Goob'

A “tremendously assured portrait of an underprivileged if sporadically joy-filled childhood.”

Daily | Venice + Toronto 2014 | Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE LOOK OF SILENCE

August 28, 2014
'The Look of Silence'

Maintains “its predecessor’s ornate moral complexities, keen sociological shading and occasional, devastating jabs of humor.”

Daily | Gomes, McCarey, Ellroy

August 27, 2014
Arabian Nights

Today’s videos: David Lynch, Sergio Leone and Norman McLaren.

Daily | Festivals Rally Behind Beijing’s Independents

August 27, 2014

Over a dozen heads of festivals from around the world have signed an open statement of support.

Daily | Venice 2014 | Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s BIRDMAN

August 27, 2014

“Think BLACK SWAN directed by Mel Brooks and you’re in the vicinity, but only just.” Updated.

Daily | William Greaves, 1926 – 2014

August 27, 2014

“Greaves was not only a harbinger of a new era of multicultural filmmaking but a pivotal figure in the history of African-American cinema.”

Daily | Fall Festivals and the Zeitgeist

August 26, 2014
Nathan Punwar's 'Loves of a Cyclops'

Plus Adrian Martin on Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS and Hilton Als on ALL THAT JAZZ.

Daily | John Badham @ 75

August 25, 2014
John Badham

The director of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and WARGAMES has also worked with Dreyfuss and Cassavetes, Walken and Depp.