Debuting helmer-writer Sanna Lenken brings some humor and charm to a difficult issue before her pic ultimately spirals into moralistic Afterschool Special territory.
Whatever one’s feelings about the right to die with dignity, it’s not easy to watch even a fictional character commit assisted suicide in excruciating detail, and this difference will likely color…
A raw look at a retired Romany boxer who goes back into the ring in the hopes of keeping his family together.
An unhappily married young woman who can't quite bring herself to change her life finds that fate takes over in "The Gulls."
Serious treatments of weighty issues took the main awards at this year's Goteborg Film Festival, running Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, the first under the leadership of new artistic director Jonas Holmberg. …
Last spring at the Cannes Film Festival, nearly all the projects in competition hailed from directors already well-known on the Croisette. And then there was "Wild Tales."
With its breathtaking landscapes, dazzling cinematography, bloody battles and unique cultural traditions, the pic provides a fetching piece of exotica for Western festival audiences.
What makes "Happy Times" stand out, and lends it considerable charm, is that it also acknowledges how contradictory human beings and their relationships can be.
This debut feature from Afghanistan-born, Iran-based helmer-writer Jamshid Mahmoudi and his producer brother Navid does a good job of picturing the tensions that come with being part of a population…
In 2011, while country crooner and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell prepared to tour in support of his latest album, his family revealed that he had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
A hodgepodge of plot points fail to gel in satisfying fashion in "Eyes of a Thief," Palestinian helmer-writer Najwa Najjar's follow-up to her acclaimed feature debut, "Pomegranates and Myrrh."