Tumbleweeds (1999, 100 min., PG-13)
This wonderful actors' piece deservedly earned star Janet McTeer an Academy Award nomination for her work. It's a wonderfully nuanced performance in an otherwise un-nuanced narrative. But McTeer's work, and that of all the supporting players ...
If nothing else, we can thank MTV for bringing Bill Plympton's outrageous “Plymptoons” series to the twentysomethings of the world. His 15-60-second dollops of water-colored insanity have become a staple of the network and are frequently ...
More popular dead than alive, the hip-hop Tupac Shakur is remembered in this authorized documentary.
Turbo (2013, 96 min., PG)
A snail wants to race in the Indy 500 in this new animated comedy.
Being a parent of a four-year-old boy, I am all too familiar with the Power Rangers, and with all of the regular cast of the TV series on board, plus special appearances by a couple of ...
The Turbulence press notes mention that director Butler was the man behind such madcap Disney escapades as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Barefoot Executive, which strikes me as being right on target. You can ...
Turistas (2006, 89 min., R)
Turistas is a surprisingly effective horror film with good acting and some breathless action.
It's debatable whether the overall state of American film has improved much over the past few years, but one thing's for sure: Today's movies, with an amazing degree of consistency, look absolutely stunning. That thought struck ...
Apparently, there's nothing that can bring two disparate women closer than their shared guilt about being bad mothers. But, at least, it's nothing that a little good, old-fashioned self-sacrifice can't cure (you know, the kind where ...
New Iraqi drama by Iranian Kurd Bahman Ghobadi is lyrical and heart-wrenching as it focuses on the children of conflict.
Tusk (2014, 102 min., R)
Kevin Smith and his actors are fully invested in the sheer madness of this story.
Tuvalu (2000, 86 min., NR)
Finding the right words to describe Tuvalu is difficult for reasons that only begin with the fact that this aurally rich movie is nearly wordless. Imagine, if you will, a beloved bastard child of Charlie Chaplin ...
The Tuxedo (2002, 99 min., PG-13)
Director Donovan and writers Michael Leeson and Michael Wilson ought to be shipped off on a slow boat to China and forced to toil as unpaid fight-scene extras in the faltering Hong Kong film industry for ...
David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver star in this dyspeptic drama about the work of creating television shows.
Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
Too gorgeous for words? That's how you might be tempted to sum up Trevor Nunn's film adaptation of this lyrical Shakespearean comedy. Every frame seems calculated to deliver some vision of splendor: the brooding coastal cliffs ...
12 (2007, 159 min., PG-13)
Essentially a Russianized version of the courtroom drama 12 Angry Men, 12 is a moral powerhouse that's both intellectually riveting and indescribably poetic.
Twelve (2010, 93 min., R)
The private-school kids on New York's Upper East Side are definitely not all right in Joel Schumacher's sordid tale of young promise gone wrong.
This disturbing but emotionally authentic story about adolescent life treats its subjects with bravery and compassion.
12 Rounds (2009, 108 min., PG-13)
WWE superstar wrestler John Cena teams with once-exciting action director Renny Harlin for this New Orleans-set action film.
Using a conversation about history, three men, and a talk show, this Romanian comedy and Cannes Camera d’Or winner achieves surprising levels of underplayed wit and pathos. AFS@Dobie
With a screenplay originally written in 1935(!), Twenty Bucks is a fresh, witty, and thoroughly unique look at, well, $20. In a nutshell, what director Rosenfeld has done is to follow the course of the titular ...
It's a sound premise, you have to admit: Hopelessly unattached romantic and Hollywood bottom feeder decides to film his own quest for companionship and thereby break into not only the movie business, but also storm the ...
This film is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes.
A subject as worthy of a documentary as this one is deserves a more thoughtful approach than this star-studded tribute.
This documentary (for which Nick Cave receives a script credit), gets inside the artist's notoriously fussy creative process.
23 Blast (2014, 98 min., PG-13)
Actor Dylan Baker debuts as a director with this inspirational film about a blind, young football player.
28 Days (2000, 103 min., PG-13)
When she boosts a car at her sister's wedding and plunges it through some strangers' living room, the choice for Gwen Cummings (Bullock) is either 28 days in rehab or 30 days in the hole. Seriously ...
A zombie picture, with lots of topical updating.
This continuing story of a populace that fears infection from a "rage virus," forges ahead with panic-paced sequences of graphic, random violence.