'Inside the Fifty Shades: Real Women Confess'

Jan 16, 2014

'Inside the Fifty Shades: Real Women Confess'

Director: Tatiana Bascope Language: English “You don’t know what turns you on until it happens,” says a submissive in “Inside the Fifty Shades,” a documentary that explores the BDSM lifestyle sensationalized by the best-selling erotic novels of E.L. James. On the one hand, it’s ...

'Escape Plan'

Jan 9, 2014

'Escape Plan'

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well, anyone who’s seen a Sylvester Stallone movie lately. Stallone, even as he enters retirement age, is determined to hang onto his action-movie star status, and to his credit, he still comes equipped with ...

'Tricked'

Jan 9, 2014

'Tricked'

Crowd-funding a film has been tried before, but crowd-sourcing? That’s what director Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct”) tried to do with “Tricked,” a Dutch film that looks at a philandering businessman, his disgruntled family and his pregnant former mistress on the occasion of his 50th ...

'Clip'

Jan 9, 2014

'Clip'

Director: Maja Milos Language: English “Spring Breakers” and “The Bling Ring” tried, but for the real, raw portrait of Generation Miley, check out Serbian indie “Clip.” Isidora Simijonovic plays a 14-year-old growing up in Belgrade; her father’s terminally ill and, retreating from family life, ...

'Penthouse North'

Jan 2, 2014

'Penthouse North'

“What a curious tea party,” thought Alice, as the March Hare poured a torrent of Darjeeling into her saucer. The Mad Hatter stood on his chair and posed a riddle: “When is a remake not a remake?” “I believe I can guess that,” said ...

'Insidious: Chapter 2'

Jan 2, 2014

'Insidious: Chapter 2'

“Insidious” is what happens when you take the director of one horror-movie franchise — “Saw” helmsman James Wan — and team him up with the producers of another — Jason Blum and Oren Peli of “Paranormal Activity.” If that sounds about as promising as ...

'Planes'

Dec 26, 2013

'Planes'

If it looks like a Pixar, and barks like a Pixar, it must be a Pixar, right? Well, no: “Planes,” which looks exactly like “Cars 3″ with wings, is actually produced by DisneyToon Studios, working off a concept created by Pixar honcho (and “Cars” ...

'Feu: Crazy Horse Paris'

Dec 26, 2013

'Feu: Crazy Horse Paris'

Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “Crazy Horse,” looking at the Parisian burlesque cabaret of the same name, was a surprise fave last year, showing the racy stage shows to be surprisingly creative in their use of staging and lighting. “Feu” is simply another doc on the ...

'Everybody Street'

Dec 26, 2013

'Everybody Street'

Director: Cheryl Dunn Language: English With the advent of high-res smartphone cameras, who isn’t a bit of a photo buff these days? “Everybody Street,” directed by Cheryl Dunn, hears from several generations of NYC urban photographers, including Bruce Davidson, Jill Freedman and Rick Powell. ...