Independent films went south, but thank the Knight for the blockbuster
Five examples of debased Hollywood, five beacons of hope
The personal schmoozes the political at the world's most influential film fest
The world makes out all right at the International Film Festival
How to remake the New York Film Festival's arthouse esoterica for the midwestern megaplex
Fear is the driving force at this year's Sundance Film Festival
The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
O forces Shakespeare to concede to Gore
With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny
The negative effects of consumerism get a positive spin in The Grinch
Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro
Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film
Kevin Smith's Dogma is a buddy movie by the Book
Produced and abandoned, the made-in-Minnesota wrestling comedy The Naked Man falls into a Hollywood sleeper hold
Ameri-Cannes: Screening the Yanks
The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?
A meeting with director Todd Haynes reflects the funhouse fantasies of Velvet Goldmine
Queer indies broke ground at San Francisco's gay/lesbian film fest. But will they come out in the Twin Cities?
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood
Gallo Humor: The actor-writer-director of Buffalo '66, Vincent Gallo.
Has the artsyplex boom housebroken the independent film? A partisan's manifesto.
The New York Film Festival's new New Wave--and the industry's same old neglect.
Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.
The Amerindie film fest continues to inspire madness and money--and occasionally, art.
A critic's guide to getting away from the multiplexes.