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  • While Michael Winterbottom's ambitious true-crime thriller The Face of an Angel questions society's fascination with real murder investigations, the film's drama isn't psychologically complex enough to provide thoughtful answers. Based on...

  • Sleepy domestic-abuse/coming-of-age melodrama Phantom Halo never goes anywhere memorable because its two main characters don't consistently act like they're afraid of their big bad dad. Set in modern-day skid-row America, Antonia...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    Sleepy domestic-abuse/coming-of-age melodrama Phantom Halo never goes anywhere memorable because its two main characters don't consistently act like they're afraid of their big bad dad. Set in modern-day skid-row America, Antonia Bogdanovich's fil...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    When you digest the Batman-themed conspiracy-theory YouTube videos that guerrilla film programmer Ernest J. Ramon unearthed for the Critical Paranoia 2: Dark Night Rising docu-compilation (screening again on 6/30 at the Spectacle Theater), you wat...

  • 13 days ago | Film and TV

    While Michael Winterbottom's ambitious true-crime thriller The Face of an Angel questions society's fascination with real murder investigations, the film's drama isn't psychologically complex enough to provide thoughtful answers. Based on journali...

  • Pity the short films that follow stick-figure-collage artist Don Hertzfeldt's animated masterpiece World of Tomorrow, both the centerpiece and the first movie presented in the feature-length omnibus 2015 Sundance Film Festival...