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The Guru and You

April 18, 2013

Vikram Gandhi’s mocku-documentary takes on our all-too-willing suspension of disbelief.

The Film 100: Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert, no. 74

April 17, 2013

The ‘thumbs up, thumbs down’ trademark became the gauge that millions looked to.

Scenes: THE NEW YEAR

April 15, 2013

On embracing the beautiful ambiguity of adulthood with one of the most stunningly subtle finales in recent American cinema.

Bujalski Plays CHESS at SXSW

March 7, 2013

‘Well,’ says Bujalski, ‘I think I accidentally made something of the moment, the zeitgeist, which I never did before and I don’t think I ever will again.’

Video: Chicago Underground, Unleashed

March 4, 2013
CUFF

Festival director Bryan Wendorf speaks on native formats, archival classics and his embrace of digital.

The Film 100: Dennis Hopper, no. 91

February 28, 2013
EASY RIDER

Playing a series of flipped-out villains turned Hopper into an eccentric character actor, obscuring the magnitude of his influence.

On the Power of Provincialism

February 25, 2013
HAMILTON

I USED TO BE DARKER filmmaker Matt Porterfield says, ‘Yes, I think the local has greater potential to be universal.’

The Big Ones: THE FREETHINKER

February 22, 2013
PUNISHMENT PARK

Peter Watkins’ film is rather like entering a four-dimensional gallery of digital notecards, befuddling then exhausting and finally immensely rewarding.

Video: The Best of Berlinale 2013

February 13, 2013
VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR

Midway through the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, Keyframe’s critics talk personal favorites with one of Germany’s top film reviewers.

The Film 100: Melvin Van Peebles, no. 93

January 30, 2013
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG

Van Peebles shockingly illuminated a cultural gap between blacks and whites.

Sundance: Eight to Anticipate

January 16, 2013 | One Comment
LOVELACE

As the typical Sundance ‘success’ has moved from the art house to the Oscars, the festival garners a whole new kind of attention.

Amour, Enduring

January 10, 2013
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

Now an Oscar contender, Emmanuelle Riva talks about AMOUR as well as her long, rich career.