A crime procedural of a prison movie that seems overly familiar until you realize how much other films, like "The Shawshank Redemption," have borrowed from it.
In this podcast Christopher Lloyd talks with old friend Ben Rock about how a guy known for "gross and disturbing" movies got a short into the life-affirming Heartland Film Festival.
A warm bowl of chicken soup for the soul, "Year by the Sea" sets up all of the beats you'd expect, then dutifully executes them.
A riveting documentary in which a leader in an anti-Semitic Hungarian right-wing political party discovers his Jewish heritage.
This drama set in the 1960s provides an interesting twist on the familiar tales of racism and integration.
An unpleasant comedy that struggles to be dark as it looks at individuals who live in the world of competitive trivia.
"Crash" is nothing short of the greatest film about race relations ever made.
One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.
Actor Gil Birmingham of "Hell or High Water" sits down with The Film Yap to talk about this new neo-Western and his unlikely career.
If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott. The ending of this film […]
Considering its lack of personality in hindsight, perhaps “The Phantom” would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic.