Big, dumb summer movies vs. smart little indies is a convenient trope, but it perpetuates a false distinction.
Russell Crowe makes an ambitious directorial debut in the stirring but uneven ‘The Water Diviner.’
The romantic coming-of-age tale ‘5 to 7’ coasts on winsome charm before succumbing to a case of the cutes.
Horror flick filmed as one long Skype session works until the headache-inducing visuals become too much.
‘True Story’ is a wan retelling of a bizarre intersection between a disgraced journalist and a murderer.
‘Ex Machina’ is a clever, unsettling man-vs.-machine thriller, with three terrific performances.
The Hungarian parable ‘White God’ is about man’s inhumanity to animals — and, oh, yeah, man.
In “3 Hearts,” things get complicated after a tax inspector spends a fateful night with an unknown woman.
Stunning images and philosphical approach are examined in praising documentary.
This week’s picks: the latest film from David O. Russell, plus two documentaries about health crises.