Idol Folly

Illustration by André Carrilho The 1988 biopic of bebop immortal Charlie Parker, Bird, was the film that opened my eyes to Clint Eastwood’s potential as a filmmaker. Flawed and...

Sundance Mini-Fest Coming to L.A. in August

The four-day film fest will include standouts from this year's full Sundance festival, as well as some new arrivals

Your Chance To See Blade Runner Where It Was Shot

Downtown Not So Dystopian Anymore...

Sorry, Spielberg. Move Over, Argo. Steve Erickson Would Like The Oscar to Go To…

In which our critic sets the academy straight

Counter Programming: Two Journeys, One Suspenseful and One Transcendental

Your guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not included

Counter Programming: A Brief History of Time and Philomena

Your guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not included. This week, it's two artfully told true stories.

Quick Take: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Why should you care? The indie film is already on most Top 10 Movies of the Year lists. Also, it's really good.

Curtain Call: A 30th Anniversary Show its Creator Hoped Wouldn’t Have to Exist

David Galligan’s S.T.A.G.E. concert brings the music of the movies to life

Counter Programming: Classic Hollywood at Its Darkest and Supernatural Craziness from Japan

Your guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not included.

Counter Programming: Young Swedish Punks and a Surrealist Ball

Your guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not included