Applying the spare style of "Elephant" and "Paranoid Park" to a mainstream love story, Gus Van Sant's latest feels disarmingly honest, even if it's to a reality that can only be found in the movies.
Though it may be the point, the gluttony of a spring break gone wrong bleeds into the "Trash Humpers" depiction of it, proving sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.
The filmmaker behind "Girl on the Bridge" and "Man on the Train" takes his talents to the animated realm with this mordantly amusing musical comedy about a cheerful boy born to a family of misnathropes.
The second collaboration between "The Messenger" writer/director Oren Moverman and Woody Harrelson results in the portrait of a disgraced cop who refuses to leave the department and ultimately, the minds of its audience.
A odd beast of a film that actually delivers, the "Precious" screenwriter's directorial debut is a surprising amount of fun for a somber, surreal tale of two teen assassins who wake up to their lives during what should be a routine hit.
A surprisingly moving lead performance from Penn Badgley and low-key storytelling from director Dan Algrant make this snapshot from the tragically short lives of singer/songwriters Tim and Jeff Buckley a sound success.
A crushing disappointment from the director of "American Psycho" may just be the best worst film to come down the pike in a long time.
A mix of the dark comedy of his debut "Down Terrace" and the horror of his followup "Kill List," Ben Wheatley's third feature is small in conception, a big step forward for the filmmaker and just ridiculous in how sublime it is.
Featuring an extraordinary performance by Michael Shannon as a construction worker who sees the world falling apart around him, the sophomore film from "Shotgun Stories" writer/director Jeff Nichols is a natural wonder.
If only "Mad Men" were set in post-Soviet Union Russia and experimented with LSD, it might look something like Victor Ginzburg's wildly ambitious and entertaining effects-enhanced satire.
The "Blue Valentine" writer/director talks about the influence of film school and fatherhood on his sprawling new drama.