ILLUME EXCLUSIVE: Interview With "Torn" Producer/Writer

ILLUME EXCLUSIVE interview with Michael Richter, writer/Producer of "Torn,"


Movie Review: Girl Rising

A powerful and captivating film documenting how these brave young girls are forcing their path against the odds.


"Revolutionary" Commercial Sparks Debate in India

New commercial challenges societal norms and stereotypes.


Zaki's Review: After Earth

The best thing about After Earth is that, at just over 90 minutes, it doesn't really stick around long enough to become actively offensive.


Zaki's Review: Fast & Furious 6

As the latest entry of a long-running series, Fast & Furious 6 excels at deepening the characters while also tying together multiple threads from previous films in a way that feels fulfilling even to a newbie.


INTERVIEW: Director Sarah Polley Talks Stories We Tell

Writer/director Sarah Polley on her documentary "Stories We Tell"


Zaki's Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

If the previous film was your entrée into the franchise, then you'll likely find this the perfect sequel. But for anyone with any knowledge of or fondness for Star Trek pre-J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness is a decidedly mixed bag that strives mightily to achieve a resonance it hasn't earned.


Zaki's Review: The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrman's opus creates a dizzying dreamscape that hangs loosely on the skeleton of F. Scott Fitzgerald's original premise, but owes more to the particular peculiarities of its director than the actual intentions of its original author.


'Django Unchained': The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Two film reviews offering competing perspectives on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," a movie about a former slave who sets out to free his wife from bondage and exact revenge on a sadistic Mississippi slave owner.


Identity Issues Take Center Stage in Mira Nair's ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

Director Mira Nair’s latest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opened the fourth edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last week.