We Are Your Friends, from co-writer and director Max Joseph (of documentary feature 12 Years of DFA: Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic),
taps Zac Efron to lead a collective in the San Fernando Valley
with dreams of gaining fame and fortune on the grandest of scales.
Director Craig Zobel (Compliance) and screenwriter Nissar Modi (Breaking at the Edge)
transform Robert C. O’Brien’s post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale
into an intimate story of cautious rebirth with a highly charged ménage á
trois that everyone knows cannot maintain and bear meaningful fruit for
I live in a house with a pair of teenage
girls, so the idea of having access to their diaries or their unfiltered
thoughts frightens me to no end, especially after watching The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
With the undeniable success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it makes sense that the network would produce a spinoff. Fear the Walking Dead (9
p.m. Sundays, AMC) promises zombie-apocalypse action in the fictional
universe fans have come to love, with a different setting, cast and
Owen Wilson and Lake Bell topline co-writer and director John Erick
Dowdle’s action-thriller about an American family settling into a new
home overseas who must go on the run with their children when a coup
attempt plunges the country into turmoil.
By now we have become used to actors venturing behind the camera and
even the occasional musician eager to pursue their crossover dreams, but
Simeon Rice, the director of Unsullied, seeks to bulldoze his
way from the football field.
The End of the Tour documents an encounter between David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky, who tagged along for the end of the press tour for Wallace’s Infinite Jest. Lipsky’s book, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself,
chronicles the five days he spent with Wallace and serves as the basis
for the film.
Just last month, HBO aired the hilariously absurd 7 Days In Hell,
a fake sports documentary following two fictional tennis rivals played
by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg. IFC ups the ante by debuting an
entire series of faux documentaries with the new comedy Documentary Now! (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday).
Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes the Barley) continues to offer audiences his British socialist outsider narratives, this time delving into the Depression-Era return of Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) to his home in Ireland after a decade spent in exile in the United States.
An Adventureland reunion breaks out in Project X director Nima Nourizadeh’s new movie about a stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who turns out to be a stone-cold licensed-to-kill government agent deemed to be off the reservation.
Kahlil Gibran’s seminal work gets reimagined as a documentary essay by Gary Tarn (Black Sun) that seeks to illustrate the themes of love, life and loss that The Prophet addressed through its powerful mix of prose and poetry-laced essays, with Thandie Newton providing narration.
Death comes a-calling, and it seems intent on seducing the twin sons (Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan) of a mother (Shannyn Sossamon) who has moved her family to a remote rural house with a connection to a dark past.
One of the few missed opportunities for me from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival from Anne Fontaine (the writer/director of Coco Before Chanel), Gemma Bovery dances along the demarcations that seek to define comedy, drama and romance.