‘Bethany’s’ Darkness weighs heavily on the heart

"Bethany" brings an audience on an emotional spiral of tragedy and dispair as it follows a saleswoman's battle to gain custody fo her daughter.

Roundabout’s ‘Picnic’ is a feast for the eye

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of William Inge’s “Picnic” is a suggestive, voyeuristic look into small town life.

Kevin Bacon’s new drama revives horror on network TV

Fox's "The Following" emphasizes horror and dark subject matter like few network dramas before it.

Nosaj Thing electrifies Webster Hall

In anticipation of his upcoming album "Home," Nosaj Thing delivered an atmospheric show to a packed crowd.

‘LUV’s’ caring characters fail to escape lazy plot

First-time director Sheldon Candis builds impressive relationships but cannot escape a trite narrative.

Chris Colfer’s screenwriting debut fails to electrify audiences

Despite promising talent on display, the "Glee" star's first script stumbles with its storytelling.

Meandering indie film fails to provide cinematic haven

“Fairhaven” struggles despite a profound performance from Chris Messina.

Leatherface unleashes new nightmare in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’

Director John Luessenhop and lead actress Alexandra Daddario discuss bringing the iconic horror villain to a new generation of fans.

The best of the Arts staff’s ‘Best of 2012’ lists

In a year full of tremendous releases, our Arts staff highlights the true artistic gems of 2012.

New Van Sant film muddles promised political message

Despite beautiful cinematography and a great cast, "Promised Land" fails to maintain a coherent agenda or interesting characters.

Tarantino delivers another masterpiece with ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino proves he is still in his prime with this enthralling homage to spaghetti westerns.

‘Tabu’ remains engaging despite disjointed narrative

With its impressive use of unreliable narration, "Tabu" delivers an intriguing, if somewhat muddled, experience.