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Sundance Hong Kong 2015 Review: THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Wields Significant Power

The events that went down at Jordan Hall in August 1971 have been recounted numerous times and inspired at least two films already - Oliver Hirschbiegel's excellent Das Experiment (2001) starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Paul Scheuring's American remake from 2010, starring...

Interview: Writer-Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez On THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

When I saw writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez's first feature Easier with Practice, based on a short story, I knew to keep this guy on my radar. For a first film on a shoestring budget, the film looks something born out...

Ghibli Retrospective: THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

Willem (age 10) and Miranda (age 9) put a capstone on their extended marathon of Studio Ghibli viewing. After taking both the heaviest Studio Ghibli film, Grave of the Fireflies, and the lightest entry, The Cat Returns, they end the...

Review: THE KINGS OF SUMMER, Full Of Life And Dreaming Big

The worst part about being a kid is the realization that one day you'll be an adult. Your only responsibilities are cleaning your room (throwing everything under the bed), eating your vegetables (feeding them to the dog), and getting your...

Listen to Nick Offerman Talk Bacon, His Status As An American Hero, And THE KINGS OF SUMMER

Thanks be mostly to his mustachioed alter ego Ron Swanson on TV's Parks and Recreation (not to mention the fact that in real life he's a master woodworker), Nick Offerman has amassed a great American male mythos. Nay, THE great...

5 Most Intriguing Indies In May: NO ONE LIVES, SIGHTSEERS, KINGS OF SUMMER, And More

Hollywood's summer blockbuster season "officially" begins this week -- and I'm already feeling burned out. As a curative aid, I've picked a handful of the most intriguing indies that will be receiving theatrical releases in the U.S. this month, films...

Watch: New Trailer for THE KINGS OF SUMMER is Funny, But Needs More Pizazz and Biaggio

This year's standout at the Sundance Film Festival was undeniably Jordan Vogt-Roberts' movie with a giant beating heart, The Kings of Summer. I called it "An unforgettable coming-of-age comedy," and decided after walking out from seeing it that it'll make...

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY Review

Arriving early in the year, Japan's "The Secret World of Arrietty" may go on to stand tall as one of the best films of the year. Graceful and elegant, unafraid to take its time but never boring, this adaptation...