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Subscribe to the newsletter Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Last week we were so happy to have staged an event with the L.A.-set film "Tangerine." In a first for our screening series, a scene in the movie showed a cab rolling down the...
Many directors tackle different kinds of movies over the course of their careers, but few have jumped around quite as wildly as Bill Condon in the last decade.
Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, well-known comedy actors posing in a fake marriage, were trying to protect their two fake sons from a fake tsunami.
When we first see Alexandra and Sergio, the protagonists of the award-winning Spanish drama "10,000 Km," they have decided to have a baby and are making love in their small Barcelona apartment.
Had the creators of the "The Gallows" ditched its overdone found-footage concept and opted for more traditional shooting, they might have wrung a more immersive and stylish piece from the film's juicy high-school theater setting.
Benjamin is the new intern at a cramped, busy and crumbling hospital where bureaucratic needs trump proper patient care in the fast-paced but middling French film "Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor."
Australia's filmmakers have exported their fair share of personality disintegration dramas, from "Wake in Fright" in 1971 through "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and last year's "The Babadook."
The elaborately convoluted, soul-swapping thriller "Self/less" squanders its intriguing premise with a loud and labored beat-the-bad-guys trajectory.
At one point in "Tangerine," a tattooed pimp named Chester recuses himself from a dispute among prostitutes arguing outside a doughnut shop by declaring, "This a... girl thing."
Necessity is the mother of invention in "10,000 Km," for the characters and filmmaker alike.
Who doesn't love the minions? Nominally devoted to evil but also, to borrow a phrase from Raymond Chandler, cute as lace pants, these capsule-shaped and coverall-wearing creatures are so appealing that even those not wild about "Despicable Me" found them difficult to resist.
Amy Schumer's sister, Kim, looked down at her belly and frowned. She was sitting next to Amy in the car on the way to a fancy event this past spring, unhappy with how she looked. So Amy reached over, placed her hand on Kim's stomach and rubbed, as if she were one of those Buddha statues. Silently,...
Paramount Pictures will bring some of its theatrical release movies to home video much earlier than usual in an experimental deal with cinemas chains that could foreshadow a broader shift.
Josh Trank knew what was coming - and, in a slightly perverse way, he welcomed it.
Visibility of transgender men and women is at an all-time high thanks in large part to television: scripted shows like Netflix's "Sense8" and Amazon's "Transparent," along with reality series such as ABC Family's "Becoming Us" and Caitlyn Jenner's forthcoming "I Am Cait," all of which create an...
Standing on its own in the parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, Donut Time is a place countless Angelenos have driven by countless times and likely wondered about the bustle that seems to be going on at all hours of the day and night.
Mutant wasps wreak havoc at a country-estate garden party in "Stung," a homage to those 1980s creature features that reveled in grotesque details.
"A Borrowed Identity" starts out nice and easy but don't be fooled. This is a soft-seeming film about a hard-edged, difficult subject, an Israeli film that offers a picture from life's other side.
Tabloid breathlessness meets advocacy outrage in the documentary "A Murder in the Park," which revisits a 1982 Chicago double homicide and argues against a notorious death penalty reversal, a case that led Illinois' then-Gov. George Ryan to commute all death row sentences.
In the unconventional love story "In Stereo," writer-director Mel Rodriguez III bounces between the two individuals who form one relationship.