Prisons are a popular subject for films nowadays, not surprising since more and more people are living behind bars -- 2.4 million in the United States.
Are we preoccupied with determining what's funny, and when and where it's appropriate to laugh?
Some of the films shown at New York's Tribeca Film Festival are receiving immediate theatrical release. Here's what to check out.
Once again the Tribeca Film Festival offers a wide array of thought-provoking cinema.
"If you listen carefully, the subtle sounds and nuances of family life can be louder than the more obvious thunder of bombs."
Despite onscreen flashes of genius, this vile, violent depiction of Davis feeds into the worst stereotypes white racists have about African-American people.
The contrast between board rooms and slums reminds us that when geopolitica imbalance reaches a certain level, life and death decisions can be made as easily in one venue as another.
This film is the cinematic equivalent of a child slamming two plastic toy dinosaurs into one another.
"Tango" perpetuates that age-old Hollywood tradition of setting stories in the "exotic" Third World.
What does it mean to be a hero? What can we learn from our heroes? How shall we treat them?