"American Honey" star
Sasha Lane was a student studying social work and psychology at Texas State
University when she caught the attention of British director Andrea Arnold
while on Spring Break, laying on a beach in Panama City, Florida. At the time,
Lane was feeling directionless and looking to make a change; when she was approached by Arnold, her assistant, and casting
director to possibly appear in the film — despite having no prior acting
experience — she jumped at the opportunity.
The first feature from writer-director Babak Anvari, the atmospheric Iranian horror film "Under
the Shadow" is set in post-Revolution Tehran of the late 1980's, where a woman
and her young daughter must contend with dark forces building both inside and
outside their home. The wife of a doctor, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) finds her own
career aspirations stymied when her political activism during the Revolution
results in her rejection from medical school.
"The Greasy Strangler" is one weird-ass film. Actor Sky Elobar tells us about uncomfortable situations, his upcoming projects, and how greasy the movie really is
Adapted by director Hannes Holm from a best-selling novel by
Fredrik Backman, the crowd-pleasing Swedish dramedy "A Man Called Ove" revolves
around Ove (the delightful Rolf Lassgård), a curmudgeonly old man who rules over his suburban
neighborhood with an iron fist. Head of the neighborhood association until his
neighbors voted him out, Ove makes his daily rounds, heckling everyone within
earshot over any perceived infractions to the community bylaws, no matter how
Written and directed by British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, the beguiling "American
Honey" is a rambling, intoxicating road movie about youth, freedom, poverty,
and the American Dream.
Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins, "The Girl on the Train"
is a whodunit in the vein of "Gone Girl." Maybe it's unfair to juxtapose the
two stories, but the makers of this film are so clearly hoping to recapture the
success of David Fincher and Gillian Flynn's viciously clever mystery that the
comparisons are unavoidable.
"The Dressmaker" is a fascinating mix of tones, shifting
between dark humor, melodrama, and a bit of camp -- with just the right amount
of crazy to give the film its pleasantly nutty flavor.
We preview the 10-day Rochester LGBT Film Festival.
Swirling with controversy, "The Birth of a Nation" opens this week. It's a personal decision to go see the film, but here's what you should know
Tim Burton, you could've done so much better.